Re: Life magazine/Google photos

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Bud Rindfleisch wrote:
The closeups of the t&g sheathed reefers and s.s. boxcars also shows very clear "grooves" and not always those tight boards we strive to achieve.
Most T&G siding had a modest V-groove at each edge, so there SHOULD be a groove on such sheathing. OTOH, most single-sheathed cars did not use such siding; but in at least some cases, the sheathing DID include a T&G connection between the (horizontal) boards, despite no V-groove at the surface. Note that a V-groove in horizontal siding would NOT help to drain water.
As in so many other instances, Bud, one needs a good photograph of the car one intends to model.

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