PRR Class X29B Kitbash (was Re: CP minibox kitbash)

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>

Phil Buchwald wrote:
"If the MS1 scheme is the one which is shown in the second of your
X29 articles, then maybe I've found something. In that Milwaukee
Road book by Jim Scribbins, on page 113, there is an infuriating
photo...It is a down-on high angle shot, so you can't see the car
number (that's the infuriating part!), however it shows
an "original" X29 (11 panel riveted roof, wood running boards) with
a wide white stripe and a big white circle to the right of the door
with a keystone in it. Were the original style X29s painted in a
different, but similar scheme, or could this be the MS1 scheme?"

To meet increased demand for LCL boxcars, PRR placed unmodified
Class X29s into "Merchandise Service" in 1950. These cars received
MS2, which was a simplifed version of the MS1 scheme that lacked the
aluminum stripes and the toludine red backgound for the keystone and
shadowing for the "Merchandise Service" lettering. NO CLASS X29

For more information, see my article on page 47 of the October issue
of The Keystone Modeler on Merchandise Service boxcars:

Ben Hom

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