MoPac 50' AAR boxcar-5/5 DE

Andy Carlson

Rule out using Intermountain 5/5 EDEs, as they are about 0.025"+ too narrow for use on Branchline box cars.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 10:03:54 AM PDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Does anyone make a 5/5 Dreadnaught end that fits the Branchline 10-6 car bodies? I would think
that might be a useful part to have for other projects too. Hard to understand if there is no cast resin
50 foot Z-eave rectangular panel roof out there, since the master could be made easily enough from
a couple of IMWX/RC roofs. :-\

On 10/21/2022 9:06 PM, Mike Huddleston via wrote:
Thanks everyone for the additional info.  Ron - the drawing is especially helpful.  

After some research, the Proto 2000 car may not be the best candidate.  There are fewer side panels than the MoPac car.  I'm looking into the Branchline 50' double door car.  It looks like the side panels and sill are correct.  However, it doesn't have the Murphy roof.  At least the roof is not cast into the car body so easier to replace.  Once I get in hand I'll know more.

Mike H.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts