Re: Mystery boxcars - anyone know what these are based off or of any similar cars?

Tim O'Connor

For how many years was the TM steel box car the only model that could stand in for the X29? :-D

Tim O'

On 2/28/2021 2:07 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Todd Sullivan  wrote:

They look like Train Miniature double wood sheathed steel end 40ft boxcars that have no particular prototype, AFAIK.

Definitely Train Miniature. That whole line was supposed to represent various 1920s cars, but they made MANY compromises so they could use one underframe and interchange the molds for ends, sides and roofs. A  number of the permutations that they did produce had no prototype. But the basic cars were SUPPOSED to have prototypes.

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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