Re: B&M XM-1 composite boxcar - F&C kit roof and ends?


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Al Brown asked:
"Some of the similar BAR cars have Hutchins ends; will those fit?"

Unfortunately, no. The Westerfield end is an "outie":
<http://www.westerfield.biz/detail%204113.htm>

The BAR cars had "innie" corrugations (photo from the pay side of the
RPI website):
<http://railroad.union.rpi.edu/rolling-stock/Box-cars/40-foot-single-
sheathed/BAR-1927-builder's-photo.jpg>

However, the Funaro B&M XM-1 model can be used as a starting point for
the BAR cars with "X29" ends - the major change is replacing the kit
roof with a Hutchins roof from an Accurail SS boxcar.
<http://railroad.union.rpi.edu/rolling-stock/Box-cars/40-foot-single-
sheathed/Bangor-&-Aroostook-Pratt-truss-xm-Ray-Higgins-1954.jpg>


Ben Hom

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