Rock Island box car? - How about C&NW?


Rob Adams
 

Tim;

I'd wager that it is a former C&NW car built in the 1920's. See Jeff Koeller's article on p. 42 of the September 2003 issue of Mainline Modeler. I believe that Sunshine has produced a kit for these cars in HO. See their kit #49.1.

Kind regards, Rob Adams





Tim O'Connor wrote:


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Aug 26, 2009, at 6:53 PM, Rob Adams wrote:

I'd wager that it is a former C&NW car built in the 1920's. See Jeff
Koeller's article on p. 42 of the September 2003 issue of Mainline
Modeler. I believe that Sunshine has produced a kit for these cars in
HO. See their kit #49.1.
Rob, I'm sure you are correct. I hadn't considered the C&NW cars
because they were not as tall as the USRA cars, and the proportion of
length to width is hard to judge in the photo. But it turns out I
have a Soph Marty photo of an identical C&NW car - maybe even the
same car - slightly less weathered and with the same white board
above the reporting marks, which doubtless carried special assignment
stenciling.

Richard Hendrickson


rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote: But it turns out I have a Soph Marty photo of an identical C&NW car
As a pitch, Mike Moore will be showing some of Soph's freight car slides at this year's (last) Naperville meet.
Clark Propst