Re: PRR 123353-X28a narrow panel dimensions

Larry Kline

Ben Hom wrote:
8 of ten of the X28/X28A side panels are the same width as the X29. The
two "odd" panels are the one that replaced the door (the door itself
was 4 ft 4 in) and the one immediately to the left of the door. No
drawings for the X28/X28A exist in the model press; however, drawings
of the similar CNJ auto boxcar appeared in the July 1986 issue of
Mainline Modeler and should reveal the dimensions of the narrow panel.
(I can't find my copy at the moment.) I'm working on an article to
accompany future drawings of the Class X28/X28A cars in Mainline
Modeler. There is no difference in length between the X28 and X28/X28A.

There is a photo of X28a 1223455 in the NMRA Charles collection that
close to a straight on side view. I used the perspective command in
Photoshop and printed the photo to 1/2 in scale. I measured the
following approximate dimensions from the perspective corrected photo:
- Wide panel next to door: 4 ft 4 in
- Next, narrow panel: 2 ft 6 in

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA

Join { to automatically receive all group messages.