Re: McKean-Accurail box car (was UP 40' Double door automobile car)
Another way of building the 3000-3499 series is using the Front Range 4070 boxcar kits. These also had an 8’ door, resulting in narrower panels. As Andy said, putting an 8’ and 7’ door on the McKean/Accurail car results in narrow side panels on either side of the doors.
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] McKean-Accurail box car (was UP 40' Double door automobile car)
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: