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
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:

Ben Hom

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