[EXTERNAL] Re: nitpicking PRR x26 boxcar Youngstown doors in HO Scale

Gatwood, Elden J SAD


There was a lot of discussion about this before the RP CYC article came out, and yes, there were a LOT of different doors on the X26 after the rebuilds: "new" Y-town doors, ex-X28 splices, Carbuilder splices, reinforced and rebuilt wooden doors, and some doors I have never see another example of. If there was a greater reason to say, "work from a photo", I cannot imagine.

Are we talking about THIS door?


Anyway, I will be doing more digging on this as the PRR box car thing unfolds, and I will let you know what I find.

Elden Gatwood

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [STMFC] nitpicking PRR x26 boxcar Youngstown doors in HO Scale

I hate to be contrarian, and Ben has corrected me before, but the X26 photos I have available show most commonly the 5/4/5 door as on the USRA car in Bryian's photo.

38333, 45466, 46096, 46511, 540176, 564311, 565081 all have 5/4/5 doors without evidence of welded halves.

I also have 45927 with a 7 panel Superior door, and 45939 with a 3 panel door like the X29 with well defined welded halves.

I don't have any X26 photos with any other type of Youngstown door, although I do not doubt anyone's reporting of such doors.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL