Re: New York Central 765-B

Terry Link

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From: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@...>

recently purchased a built intermountain kit. NYC 40' PS-1 boxcar
#167646 from lot 765-B.
In case you aren't aware and for what it may be worth to you, the NYC
Lot 765-B cars in series 167000-167999 were built in 1948. This means
that the InterMountain model (patterned after prototype PS-1 box cars
built 1954 and later) has a number of characteristics that are
incorrect for the NYC Lot 765-B cars, including the wrong PS-1 ends
(cars built in 1948 lacked the six rectangles at the peak and had a
different grab arrangement on the right side of the end), the wrong
PS-1 roof (panels closest to the ends were flat), and the bolster tabs
are too wide. The prototype cars had 7-panel Superior doors, which I
don't know if the model comes with or not.

And don't forget that NYC PS-1 boxcars ( except the 25 cushioned underframe cars ) had poling pockets and towing lugs.

Terry Link
Bramalea, Ontario, Canada

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