Re: Chicago Great Western Box Car 87432, a X-29

gary laakso

My compliments for an innovative “rebuild” of what most would deem a very outdated model to a first class model.  It is hard to believe its origins when looking at  the in-service pictures. 


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


From: <> On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2022 1:39 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Chicago Great Western Box Car 87432, a X-29


I have built and upgraded a Chicago Great Western box car, numbered 87432 referred to as a X-29 box car.  My upgrade included the usual upgrade to wire grab irons and ladder rungs,  “B” end improvements and other details items.  In addition, it included making new door guides and building a new underbody from styrene.  If you are interested, photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.  If would like to take a look please do at the following link:



Keep Modeling, Keep Sharing,

Lester Breuer

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