Rapido USRA Wabash boxcar


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Oct 4, 2022 at 03:40 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
A good 1940's view of the Wabash USRA DS car from the LIFE collection. This one has KC brakes.

On 10/4/2022 4:06 PM, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io wrote:
Dennis
Thanks for the clarification; USRA builder’s photo of a ATSF car shows the fascia board wasn’t applied but the Wabash cars built by Lenoir in 1929 did have it.  I think I’ll add a piece of Evergreen to my Wabash car as it just looks odd without it  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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Note to Charlie:
The 'starter strip' that the roof sheets hook onto bends over the corner and shows as a second line on the fascia. This isn't very thick, .002" or so in HO, but it is galvanized metal rather than wood.

Dennis Storzek


Tim O'Connor
 


A good 1940's view of the Wabash USRA DS car from the LIFE collection. This one has KC brakes.

Westerfield had 'modernized' USRA DS models -- I think one was Wabash. How were these different from the
original cars other than the AB brakes ?


On 10/4/2022 4:06 PM, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io wrote:

Dennis
Thanks for the clarification; USRA builder’s photo of a ATSF car shows the fascia board wasn’t applied but the Wabash cars built by Lenoir in 1929 did have it.  I think I’ll add a piece of Evergreen to my Wabash car as it just looks odd without it  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Oct 4, 2022 at 03:06 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
Thanks for the clarification; USRA builder’s photo of a ATSF car shows the fascia board wasn’t applied but the Wabash cars built by Lenoir in 1919 did have it.
Charlie,
Since the Wabash car in the photo has AB brakes, the photo dates to at least the WWII era, so it is possible that the fascia was added, either when the car was re-roofed, or the first time the siding needed renewal. Since more people model WWII than the 'Great War' era, I chose to include it, but there are certainly enough early photos that show it lacking.

Dennis Storzek


Charlie Duckworth
 

Sorry wrong photo here’s the USRA car 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Charlie Duckworth
 
Edited

Dennis
Thanks for the clarification; USRA builder’s photo of a ATSF car shows the fascia board wasn’t applied but the Wabash cars built by Lenoir in 1919 did have it.  I think I’ll add a piece of Evergreen to my Wabash car as it just looks odd without it  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Oct 4, 2022 at 09:35 AM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
I noticed that Rapido failed to have the top horizontal board added to the DS sides when I was doing the side weathering.  They should (hopefully) have had a couple SME vet their USRA SS model and the upcoming SP SS boxcar to avoid these errors.   Accurail’s USRA DS is just as good after replacing the molded on handholds with wire ones. 
Published builders photos of the USRA DS cars show they were built without a fascia; the 'starter strip' that the roof panels hook on was nailed directly to the car siding. I found that later photos, however, show the cars having a fascia. I've never been able to determine if this was a design change during production or something changed later by the owning roads.

Dennis Storzek


Tim O'Connor
 


excellent, and outstanding work on that roof !

On 10/3/2022 8:58 PM, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io wrote:

I wanted this RTR car to look before the railroad rebuilt them into all steel cars.  Side boards picked out with various pencils and roof painted with oils.  


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Charlie Duckworth
 

I noticed that Rapido failed to have the top horizontal board added to the DS sides when I was doing the side weathering.  They should (hopefully) have had a couple SME vet their USRA SS model and the upcoming SP SS boxcar to avoid these errors.   Accurail’s USRA DS is just as good after replacing the molded on handholds with wire ones. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


O Fenton Wells
 

Another nice build Charlie, and I agree with Paul, great job on the roof
Fenton

On Tue, Oct 4, 2022 at 5:27 AM Paul Doggett via groups.io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Charlie 

That’s a great model I really like the weathering and the roof.

Paul Doggett 


On 4 Oct 2022, at 01:58, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51=duck.com@groups.io> wrote:



I wanted this RTR car to look before the railroad rebuilt them into all steel cars.  Side boards picked out with various pencils and roof painted with oils.  

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



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Fenton Wells
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Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

That’s a great model I really like the weathering and the roof.

Paul Doggett 


On 4 Oct 2022, at 01:58, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



I wanted this RTR car to look before the railroad rebuilt them into all steel cars.  Side boards picked out with various pencils and roof painted with oils.  

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Charlie Duckworth
 

I wanted this RTR car to look before the railroad rebuilt them into all steel cars.  Side boards picked out with various pencils and roof painted with oils.  


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.