Re: Westerfield CPR Fowler box cars

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>

I remember working on some of these models myself a few years ago and
felt that the underframe casting was not correct.
I'm hoping that Al Westerfield himself will step in and clarify this
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., Rob Kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

Thanks Dennis - I have gone over the drawings on the CPSig (now
Assoc. - CPHA) site, and don't find any examples of the design that
my question.

Perhaps you're correct and the frames are incorrect. I'll ask some
folks and see what can be learned, but meanwhile I think its time
to start
working on a modification.
Rob Kirkham
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Storzek" <destorzek@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 8:32 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Westerfield CPR Fowler box cars

--- In STMFC@..., Rob Kirkham <rdkirkham@> wrote:

So my question: What cars (number series) do the straight/exposed
crossbearer underframes match with? Did these last in service
frame design into 1946? Or do I need to modify the frame design
the cars with tapered section cross bearers?

Thanks in advance

Rob Kirkham
Hi, Rob,

You might want to check the CPSig site and see if any drawings of
these cars have made it through the scanning to the on-line
archives project.

I seem to recall you have already assembled all the data known to
on these cars. I only have detail photos of one Soo Line version
this design, which has tapered crossbearers, but this won't help
your larger question.

I do recall, somewhere in the recesses of distant memory, that
were very early Westerfield kits, and the floor / underframe was
simply (GASP!) incorrect. But I may be wrong on that.

I will say, the Soo Line cars did have the BOLSTER project a
inches below the side sills. but the crossbearers met the bottom
the sills as would be expected.


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