On Jul 21, 2008, at 11:27 AM, Charlie Vlk wrote:
The CB&Q SM-19C cars were built by Havelock Shops in Nov and Dec of
1962. They have
Stanray Diagonal Panel Roofs and 4/5 Improved Dreadnaught ends. The
N Scale Lima car
has the same arrangement of truss and slats as the Q car but the
roof and ends are incorrect.
No, no, and no. The models don't accurately represent any prototype
stock cars, as far as I can tell; for one thing, stock cars had
long since ceased to be built new before the late style Dreadnaught
ends were introduced. North American did not use NISX reporting
marks, nor did they lease stock cars to the NYC, during the steam/
transition era. And green paint? Whose idea was that?
What's your point, Charlie? Is this intended as a defense of Lima's
toy stock car, the only problems with which are that it was 45' long,
had the wrong ends and roof, and was painted dark green? In any
case, why are you citing the Q's SM-19C class, since it was built
well beyond the cutoff date for this list.