I was looking at Robert Schoenberg's excellent site
and eyeballed both box cars. They were 3/4 builders
photos taken from the same angle and it appears the
roofs are the same, if not exact.
Here is the link to his site:http://prr.railfan.net/freight/index.html
Hope this helps,
--- rwitt_2000 <email@example.com> wrote:
Paul Lyons wrote:
together and have
I am starting to put a Sunshine Pennsy X28A
acouple of questions regarding the roof.
in lieu of the
Whenever possible, I like to use a plastic roof
resin roof that comes with the Sunshine kits. If my
the prototype is correct the X28A's were
constructed essentially the
same as X29's and I should therefore be able to use
the Red Caboose
X29 plastic roof. Is this a valid assumption?
For the as-built verson the Red Caboose roof should
work as the inside
width were the same for both classes. These cars
were very similar to
the B&O Class M-27 also available from Sunshine.
the roof edge to
My second question is what is the relationship of
the side of the car. On an X29 the roof clearly sits
in from the side
several inches. Based on that, I would have thought
the X28A would
have a similiar inset. However, the La Rue photo of
#123456 in the kit
Prototype Data Sheet seems to show the roof "flush"
with the side.
I have no information indicating that these cars
were rebuilt with new
roofs. Hopefully a Pennsy person can respond to
Bob Witt, Indianapolis, Indiana
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