Re: Plans to build in 1 1/2" scale


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Paul Catapano wrote:
I'm looking for plans for an outside braced boxcar, hopefully the braces are wood, to build a 1-1/2" scale car. Cars of the 1890's all seem to be sheathed . . .
That's because they were protecting those wood trusses from the weather. Even early in the 20th century, railroads (at least the progressive ones) were already using steel framing.

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