Re: Necessary Freight cars (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

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The alternate standard offset - is this the version NKP had?
Yes. One could oversimplify and call it the AMC version.
I could certainly get into that. Maybe not quite in the same quantity as
the H10 but, I could use quite a few.

Actually, anyone modeling a northeastern or eastern Midwest road should have
a bunch of them. Fron a variety of local roads. Also, those NP and L&N guys
have been moaning about this for decades. The C&O had oodles, but with a
wide variety of ends.

The NKP version is an obvious choice for a one-piece resin kit, since it can
be cast upside down with most of the structurals as part of that casting.
Like the F&C H25. That version would also be good for P&WV and maybe others.

The Erie and P&S cars are shorter overall, like 10'10" IH versus 10'4"?? or
so, so some modelers would not accept that kind of compromise, but there are
those that would not care. I would hack off the top chord and shorten it up,
if I was that hot for an Erie car.

Elden Gatwood

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