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I was just looking at the height difference in the cars, which
is quite noticeable! I agree with you
that if 17145 has R+3/4 ends then it's the Blueprint model which
is the correct body. Either one of
the models is too high, or the other is too low.
On 5/19/2021 8:57 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:
Tim, the CB&Q XM-32B class
cars in series 17000-18399 were built in 1950. See
Mainline modeler March 1996, page 71. I’m not familiar
with the Branchlne car body, and Clark didn’t post an end
view, but these cars had ten panel sides, improved 4-3-1
Dreadnaught ends, diagonal panel roof with steel running
board and improved Youngstown doors.
The 17415 is a 10-0 1937 model, but the prototype was a
On 5/19/2021 11:51 AM, Clark Propst wrote:
I picked these two
box cars up from a late friend’s collection. Both are
RTR. This 'class' of box cars had a long run and many
changes took place over time. I have the Q bulletin on
these cars, but I, at least, don't think it was
written with the modeler in mind. With the help of
Nelson Moyer I was able to more accurately portray
these models. The 17ooo series is by Branchline Trains
and only needed it’s trucks replaced. This car would
be super new at the time I model. The 32ooo series is
an Intermountain car, which because of it’s generic
nature needed to have several detail parts replaced.
For something different I weathered the model with
tinted Dullcote and colored pencils. I’ll talk about
these cars in more detail during the next HS2020 meet.
Mason City Iowa