Re: Comments on B&M X29 box cars in RMC ad


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Steve Fuchs asked:
"How was the Duryea Underframes different? If one were to model a
car with this frame what would be the major visual differences?"

Going back to Ted's model of this car
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/calendar/2002/nap02/bm71968main.html
the major visual differences are the prominent outer cross members
and "hanging" center sill. The coupler pockets are also slightly
extended (though nowhere near that of a modern cushion underframe.)

Here's a drawing from the 1940 Car Builders' Cyclopedia showing the
Duryea cushion underframe as applied to a flat car, as posted on Ted
Culotta's Steam Era Freight Cars website:
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/duryeacbc.html


Ben Hom

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