McKean-Accurail box car (was UP 40' Double door automobile car)
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Before the huge rush to model a 3000-3499 series of GN DD 40' boxcar with the McKean DD car, consider this--that series of cars has a 15' door opening, which has its 8 riveted panels narrower than for a car with only 12' door openings (McKean).
My suggestion, if interested, would be to use a Branchline (now Atlas) single 8' door 40' box car. Add the L door from a modified Branchline 7' door. The BL ends are a vast improvement over the McKean car's and the right side 5 panels will be right-on correct width. Many of us have a Branchline 50' overhanging eave roof in their stash. The diagonal rivet lines on each side of the door opening--simply run a pounce wheel. Absolutly no one will notice these rivets were inies unless told! Or Archers.
On Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 07:31:45 AM PDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
Yep. As Andy says we've discussed the McKean (now Accurail) car many times. The easiest one to model
closely (without major mods to the roof) is the 3000-3499 series.
This Jim Parker shot is one of my favorites for the series, freshly painted bright red, and in perfect N scale
perspective (as it would appear on a layout). And the Muncie & Western "Ball Line" car too!
Oh, and that Western Maryland 2 bay hopper will be forthcoming in 3-D printed resin from the same person
who makes 3-D printed Chrysler and Scullin and other trucks and items -- Adam Chilcote. :-)
On 7/16/2022 4:44 PM, Richard Remiarz wrote: