Re: Wooden Box Cars with Peaked End Sheathing

Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 11:14 PM, Ray Breyer wrote:
My first email stands: as STMFC is a prototype-based forum, pick a specific prototype and model it. Let the fascias fall where they may.
The fascia is really only a trim board. Its function is two fold, to provide one more layer to shed water running off the roof, and keep nails from the roofing from penetrating the car siding so close to the end of the boards. So, either shape is equally suitable for the purpose. The narrow fascia was much more common, likely because it used less material, and required less labor to cut, but some car builders or owners seemed to see some advantage to using the wide, straight bottom board.

Dennis Storzek

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