Re: Castle Graphics wooden boxcar

Paul Hillman

To try to size this car into a scale drawing, are those Andrews trucks with a 5ft - 6in center, or what do you think?

I might want to build this car and letter it for one of my private road names. (Sold to my road by the TCG.)

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson<>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Castle Graphics wooden boxcar

Paul Hillman wrote:
> There is a photograph of a really neat wooden boxcar at Castle
> Graphics. It is marked, T.C.G. #204, and has handgrabs and a step to
> the left of the door.
> Anymore info on this car and what road is T.C.G.?

It's "Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend." Many of its cars were
oddballs and in addition, didn't go off-line. This one is no exception.
Like most such cars, I would suggest it provides little guidance about
cars of its type and would most certainly be a peculiar modeling choice
(unless, of course, you're modeling the TCG or its connection with the
SP at Gila, Arizona).

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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