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Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.
You make a couple of important points.
<snip>--- In STMFC@..., "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:
No, because you left out a critical basic feature - height. Remember, to accurately model transition era freight trains, you have to capture a variety of car heights and and textures.I agree. This feature is quite visible in photos and films from the immediate post war years. The proper balance also needs to be struck among double-sheathed box cars, single-sheathed box cars and all-steel cars.
I have a roster of freight cars I wish to have represented. For most cars on the roster I have been able to note their major features. Adding height from the ORER would not be too difficult.
I really should dig out all my present freight cars and look at them as a cohesive whole, rather than individual cars, and see if the whole meets my expectation of what the balance of car types and heights should look like.
To fill in the blanks on the other responses:Yep, the Westerfield cars match the drawing I have. And you have confirmed my opinion of the Dreadnaught ends.
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