Re: 8-panel 42-foot gon
One explanation I have heard that sounds plausible is that the gondola body was compressed so the same plastic underframe could be used that was common to 40' box, stock and reefer cars. That prevented tooling a unique underframe soley for a correctly dimensioned gondola.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
At least in N scale that appears to have been the case.
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