Re: Walthers HO Scale Gondola

Tony Thompson

Bob Chaparro  wrote:

I picked-up a Walthers forty-foot SP gondola, stock # 932-3805. The very low price, replacement sill steps, replacement metal wheels and good weathering job were the selling points.
So, given that it is a Walthers model, is there any chance this car is based on or reasonably close to an actual prototype?
And is the model original to Walthers or did another firm sell the original tooling to them?

Not sure whose tooling this was originally, maybe LifeLike, but it ain’t an SP gondola. It’s an 8-panel car, numbered for SP Class G-50-2, but those were 14-panel cars, with two of the panels wider than the others.

Tony Thompson

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