Re: Search STMFC question

O Fenton Wells

The Walthers car is a 'peaked' roof car while the mDC cars are radial roof cars.  Not sure if the Walthers car has a prototype but it might be a starting point for the IC 50 ft OB car.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:46 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

I friend - Leo Landry - figured out to make a number of cuts into the cars to shorten
them to 40 feet. His looked fine to me but I don't know if there was an exact prototype
to match. But it may be worth looking into.

On 11/24/2020 11:08 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:

I am reminded often that we can search for previous STMFC,io posts on subjects of our interest. Tonight I tried to find a search engine on the home page. I could not find one.

I admit to be at near the bottom of the curve when it comes to computer savvy skills. My search was inspired this week with a short thread about scale board groove gaps for model train single sheathed freight cars. I seem to recall that both the MDC and Walthers products of 50' single sheathed auto box cars came out originally close to the same time. I also seem to remember that Richard Hendrickson mentioned the prototype for the Walthers car was thought to be non existent.

Is the Walthers car close to any North American prototype? I admire the boards on the Walthers cars and feel them to be nicely done with the groove exagerations held in check. In particular, is there any chance for an easy kit bash into something real?

Any help here is appreciated, Stay safe, friends!
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374

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