The most common of improved Youngstown steel doors was the 5/6/6, used in multible widths for nominal 10'6" height box cars. Two common versions of the YSD was as a 5/6/5 and not as well used, the 4/6/6.
For a 7' wide 5/6/5 YSD, I would not work with the Southwest Scale Models 6' wide version, as that would involve two splice lines-one on each side of the center. A much easier route would be to use a Branchline (Now Atlas) 7' 5/6/6 YSD and simply cuting one panel on the bottom section. I would remove the panel just below the bottom horizontal splice line. Whenever I can, I like to make these changes right on the rib, where the witness line will be essentially unobserved, just like you would do on Stanray Murphy panel roofs.
On Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 02:55:15 PM PDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
Here's one in 1961 (!) on the M&StL I think.
On 7/14/2022 3:54 PM, nyc3001 . wrote:
Thanks guys. This is a 5-6-5 door as in the below photo.
Tim, I'm not sure about 10'6 IH, but after looking a bit, afaik the CNJ cars might be the only prototype 10' IH.cars with that style of Youngstown door.