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Wabash RY: OB, Door + 3/4, Auto Car, Help

Dave Sarther
 

I am searching for some data and photos about the  Wabash  40',  single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4  auto cars from WAB  series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27.  The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955.  I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model.  I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov-Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 no.5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me.

 

Thanks,  Dave Sarther

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Benjamin Hom
 

Dave Sarther asked:
"I am searching for some data and photos about the Wabash 40', single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4 auto cars from WAB series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27. The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955. I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model. I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov - Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 No 5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me."
 
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/wabssautomain.html
 
There is indeed an article by George Drake in the Nov-Dec 1980 issue of Mainline Modeler plus drawings. Usual warning about working from Hundman drawings applies. See also Bill Darnaby's "Building Resin Kits - a Wabash automobile box car" from the February 1993 issue of Mainline Modeler for a construction article on the HO scale Funaro model.  
 
 
Ben Hom
 
P.S.: "Outside Braced" is not an accurate description of these cars and is not supported by any industry literature.

Gary Roe
 

Dave & Ben,
 
As I recall, the drawing that went with that article was not printed to scale, and was reprinted to the correct scale in a later issue; but don't remember which issue, right off the top of my head.
 
gary roe
quincy, illinois


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Dave Sarther asked:
"I am searching for some data and photos about the Wabash 40', single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4 auto cars from WAB series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27. The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955. I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model. I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov - Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 No 5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me."
 
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/wabssautomain.html
 
There is indeed an article by George Drake in the Nov-Dec 1980 issue of Mainline Modeler plus drawings. Usual warning about working from Hundman drawings applies. See also Bill Darnaby's "Building Resin Kits - a Wabash automobile box car" from the February 1993 issue of Mainline Modeler for a construction article on the HO scale Funaro model.  
 
 
Ben Hom
 
P.S.: "Outside Braced" is not an accurate description of these cars and is not supported by any industry literature.

Dave Sarther
 

 Ben Hom, Gary Roe and Scott Haycock,
 
Gentlemen, thank you for answering my original questions about the 40' Wabash Auto cars.  Your responses have been very helpful and will keep me pointed in the right direction as I undertake this modeling challenge.  I am learning a lot about this particular car model and can see I still have plenty to learn to get it right.
 
Later,  Dave Sarther       Tucson, AZ

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From: Benjamin Hom To: STMFC
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Wabash RY: OB, Door + 3/4, Auto Car, Help

 
Dave Sarther asked:
"I am searching for some data and photos about the Wabash 40', single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4 auto cars from WAB series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27. The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955. I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model. I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov - Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 No 5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me."
 
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/wabssautomain.html
 
There is indeed an article by George Drake in the Nov-Dec 1980 issue of Mainline Modeler plus drawings. Usual warning about working from Hundman drawings applies. See also Bill Darnaby's "Building Resin Kits - a Wabash automobile box car" from the February 1993 issue of Mainline Modeler for a construction article on the HO scale Funaro model.  
 
 
Ben Hom
 
P.S.: "Outside Braced" is not an accurate description of these cars and is not supported by any industry literature.

Chet
 

Dave,


The wood sheathing was removed and replace with steel sides on the 45400-45999 series cars in

1935. The vertical posts and diagonal braces remained on the outside of the car sides.  Cars 46000

and 46001 also received steel sides.  Your model could be numbered for a car in the 45000 - 45399

group.


Chet French

Dixon,IL 



---In STMFC@..., <sartherdj@...> wrote:

I am searching for some data and photos about the  Wabash  40',  single sheathed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4  auto cars from WAB  series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27.  The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955.  I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model.  I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov-Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 no.5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me.

 

Thanks,  Dave Sarther

sartherdj@...

Dave Sarther
 

Chet,
 
Thanks for that additional information.
 
Later,  Dave Sarther    Tucson, AZ

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Sent: Fri, Nov 22, 2013 4:45 pm
Subject: [STMFC] RE: Wabash RY: OB, Door + 3/4, Auto Car, Help

 
Dave,

The wood sheathing was removed and replace with steel sides on the 45400-45999 series cars in
1935. The vertical posts and diagonal braces remained on the outside of the car sides.  Cars 46000
and 46001 also received steel sides.  Your model could be numbered for a car in the 45000 - 45399
group.

Chet French
Dixon,IL 


---In STMFC@..., wrote:

I am searching for some data and photos about the  Wabash  40',  single shea thed wood, outside braced, door and 3/4  auto cars from WAB  series #45400-45999 built in 1926-27.  The data I have found so far is from ORER's from 1937, 1954 and 1955.  I would like to supplement this information with some photos of cars from the series to complete a model.  I also believe that there was an article about these cars in the Mainline Modeler Nov-Dec 1980 issue, Volume 1 no.5.  If you can help me with either photos or shared information from MM please contact me.
 
Thanks,  Dave Sarther