Construction details of NYC 176200-176799 boxcars, Lot 692-B
I have a couple of questions concerning the construction details of
NYC 176200-176799, 50ft single door boxcars from Lot 692-B built in
1941. Prototypes photos are available on page 68 of the NYC Color
Guide, and online at:
I'm planning to use the Proto 2000 50ft boxcar as a starting point.
My construction questions are:
1) Did the end ladders have 7 rungs? If so, was there a drop grab
iron beneath the ladders?
2) What sort of handbrake/brakewheel were these built with?
3) Were the roofwalks wooden or steel, and if steel, what kind?