Re: C&O Rebuilt Boxcars
Correction: I was just looking at a Funaro CPR 1932 AAR kit, not the minibox. From what i can tell, rightly or wrongly, both seem to have very similar radial roofs.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
The CPR prototype specs call it a Murphy radial roof for both series of cars (Std R E Co drawing 6699H (1929) & 7423B (1932)); not sure why F&C calls the 1932 roof a Hutchins, except that i suspect the companies were forced together at some point. Would like to find more on the corporate history of both companies . . .
On Oct 6, 2022, at 7:23 PM, Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:
I’m interested in those roofs too, as the Alton kitbash inspired me back in the spring. F&C offers a CPR mini-box with separate roof that might be converted to that. It has the same roof panel count, and similar seam caps and mid-panel corrugated stiffener. I feel the tapered ends of the seam caps (toward the sides) are a bit heavy and have an unwanted or oversized bolt/fastener, compared to the photo Scott shared, but i think that is a an easy enough modification. Have not checked the F&C roof length yet. If you have to buy the whole F&C kit, you’ll need to come up with another prototype to use the body on. Haven’t figured that out yet.
On Oct 6, 2022, at 3:41 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:
These look like rebuilt SS cars. SAL had a series of XM-1 cars, the B-5 series, I believe, that when rebuilt, showed the bottom of the side trusses in this fashion. Someone has/had that car in resin. Other than the sides though, nothing else on that car would match up.
I think these cars would make a great scratchbuilding project! If you can locate information on the pre-rebuilt cars, you may quite possibly have enough information to get the rest of the parts from various resin retailers- ends, roof, underframe, etc.
The attachment is a screenshot of a Jack Delano photo from the library of Congress. I believe it shows the roof you are looking for on the Alton Boxcar.
Good luck with this project and I for one would be interested in your progress.