Sorry for the late respose,
In your post from a month ago, Mark you mentioned C&BT kits 10'-6" IH, 12-pnl boxcar. Looking at Walthers "Reference" book, I see 3 different kit numbers listed (193-13500, -10500, -11300) . . . it was my understanding most of C&BT's later efforts are more like "Blue-Box" wanna-be's. The question is are any of the kit number above the older style kit with separate ladders, grabs, etc? All I really want is the body shell/s.
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.comFrom: Goatfisher2@comcast.netDate: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 20:35:44 -0800Subject: RE: [STMFC] Boxcar details and paint, series GN 20500-21449
Mark,Here's some info that may help you out:3) All in this series had the 5 panel Superior Door.5) Build date for series 20500 - 21499 is 1952.6) Yup - that's original paint. Consider also Microscale 87-185.For references:Mainline Modeler - 9/85, 11/2001, 12/2001RMJ - 10/1998 IIRC, the Mainline articles are your better bet - the RMJ article was mostlyabout a Duane Buck customization of an Intermountain 10' 12 panel car, butmight have had photos of the 10' 6" car.Best starting point - C&BT 10'6" 12-panel car* with 4/3/1 ends. Throw awaythe details and replace with appropriate details from Plano, Branchline,etc.* At some point in the past there was discussion of Branchline bringing outa 10' 6" 12-panel car. I'm not aware of this happening, but if it did, itmight well be a better choice.Ping me if you need more.Best regards,Steve HaasSammamish, WA