"Mark Heiden" <mark_heiden@h...> wrote:
Does the MDC/Roundhouse car match the outside length of the M-13(or
M-41 for that matter)? I was playing with the contrast function ofMark,
MDC body basically matches the car body of the M-13 if one reduces the
height of the ends by removing some of the bottom so the wood sides
overlap the side-sills. I have no scale drawings so I compared the
dimensions to those on the drawings supplied in the Pro Custom Hobbies
I-16 caboose kit (These were rebuilt in WWII from M-13 box cars) and
those on Equipment Diagrams I obtained much later.
Depending upon your modeling standards one could fashion a Westerfield
PRR XL box car into a B&O M-13. There are many similarities and both
box cars were designed around the time the PRR controlled the B&O. If
you ask nicely maybe Al Westerfield would sell you some Indestructible
ends as parts. The end sills and poling pockets will be a challenge.
The XL may be a better choice than the M-15 as the XL and M-13
underframes are very similar with a more shallow fish belly. Now if
Al would just make kits for the various class M-13 ...
I hope this helps,