Re: Modeling Assistance
Briefly, NYC's USRA-design all-steel box car production spanned a
decade, over which much changed.
There were four inside heights, for which I have adopted the
"Trial" 9'2" IH, 1500 single-door and 250 4+6-door, 1920=21
"Standard" 8'7" IH ( Westerfield ), 16,950 single-door and 4,000 4+6-
door, from 1922 to 1928 ( with gaps )
"Medium" 9'4" IH, 2,000 single-door and 3,000 4+6-door, 1924 to 1929
( with gaps )
"Tall" 10'0" IH, 5,000 double-door cars, some 4+6, others 6+6, all
with end doors, 1926, 1928=1930.
Later cars were built with Youngstown doors and Dreadnaught ends.
Grand total production 32,700 cars.
10'6" IH were rebuilds that came later, as I alluded in my previous
message. The tally of rebuildings is more complicated than the
Tryo, New York
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8'7"Westerfield kit, which represents the "low" USRA-design cars at
mixIH. The number series NYC 147000 - 149999 consisted of a random
were "medium"of cars from Lots 493-B, 494-B and 536-B, all of which
carsheight at 9'4" IH. The only possibly accurate models of these
severalI know of in any scale are the O-scale brass models imported
quality.years ago; I've never seen one so I can't comment on their
height ofAgain, not accurately represented by the Westerfield kit. These
this style of car on the NYC varied all over the pace from 8 ft. 7in to
9 ft. 4 in., 10 ft. 0 in. or even 10 ft. 6 in. depending on whenoriginally
built. I had not noticed this so it is good to know for cars socommonly
found on New England roads. Presumably the Westerfield kits areaccurate
for only the 8 ft. 7 in. versions then, but the question now comesto mind
as to whether or not any of the door and one half cars wereconstructed to
the 8 ft. 7 in. height. Can you respond to that question please?this morning!