Re: Eastern seaboard Models XIH

Brian Carlson

It is a cool prototype but based on the roof alone I think I’ll pass unless I can see on to determine how easy it is to remove and replace the roof. 

We look at roofs 90% of the time on our layouts. It’s an important detail. 

This roof may be worse than the Intermountain rectangular panel roof. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 13, 2023, at 10:57 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

No. Very poorly done roof, unfortunately. Maybe they just "scaled up" the N scale model. But it's a cool
prototype, and the model probably will sell well anyway.

Attached is a reasonably good view of the prototype early SRE diagonal panel roof. On later versions of
the SRE roof the narrow stamping is as long as the wide one, going out to the edge where it bends downward.

On 1/13/2023 9:10 AM, Brian Carlson via wrote:
Thanks. What’s up with that diagonal panel roof? Were the panels that pronounced? 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 13, 2023, at 2:26 AM, robertb@... wrote:


There are some good photos in this link. Details such as grab irons, steps and ladders, etc, etc are about C&BT shops standard. Assembly of the roof doesn't look well done as it sticks up towards the ends.

ESM HO XIH Boxcar production run photos | The Atlas Rescue Forum (

Robert Bogie

On 13/01/2023 12:09 pm, Brian Carlson via wrote:
Did anyone pick up the new eastern seaboard models State of Maine boxcars either the New Haven or Bangor & Aroostook? I was wondering how well they did them.

Brian J. Carlson 

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts
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Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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