Re: Rapido single sheathed box cars

Eric Hansmann

Of the very few images illustrating the roof on B&O M-24 box cars, it seemed like they used another variant of replacement roof. One can be seen in this Dayton Union Station photo from the Barriger Library collection. 

The seam cap count is greater than the original Murphy roof and the Hutchins replacements. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Oct 13, 2022, at 8:33 AM, Chris Barkan <cplbarkan@...> wrote:

Somehow I missed this thread and started another one related to these cars  but now see that this is where the discussion of these cars is occurring.

I have a few questions for this group, first of all, are people satisfied with their fidelity to the prototype, general quality, and lettering accuracy?  Secondly, I recall some discussion about the different roof variations that Rapido was going to do.  I think the point of this was that cars from several roads had their roofs replaced, some relatively early in the cars' lives, and so there was a question about the particular paint scheme properly corresponding with the style of roof the car had.  

Rapido's website mentions both "Murphy or Hutchins roof as appropriate" and "KC or AB brakes as appropriate" but the descriptions for individual roads' cars don't say which they have.  I guess we can see the brake type in the photos, but I am not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the roof types in the model views shown.  Which roads had which roof types?

Thanks very much for any feedback about these cars, I am looking forward to seeing them myself.
Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL

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