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Thank you for the reply. That is good information to know about the siding. As far as windows on camp cars, my personal favorite are the exterior sliding windows with the screens placed over the entire sliding track such as this GM&O camp car 67013 but to my knowledge nobody makes commercially like that. I suppose the closest bet would be to use one of the inner sashes from the Tichy window and build up the sliding track with strip. My suspicion is that this car was a former M&O boxcar built to the same plans as the Southern Rwy 36ft SU class boxcars. Supposedly it was rebuilt from boxcar #2943. M&O was previously under Southern Rwy control before the 1940 merger that created the GM&O. As such there was a fair number of steam locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars on the M&O roster that definitely had the "Southern" touch.
On 06/09/2022 11:10 AM Dennis Storzek <dennis@...> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 8, 2022 at 08:31 PM, Jason P wrote:
Actually, since I liked the look of the Evergreen car siding and the grooves are almost exact scale, I used the same dimensions, so the Evergreen product should match quite well. Anyway, if it looks like a patch, it would have been a patch on the full size car, so this is actually good.
Thank you for your reply! I figured it was a long shot but thought I'd at least ask. I don't know of any of those kits available locally to get a close-up look but it appears the doors are molded into the shell meaning they would have to be cut out and partially filled in to install a man door for a camp car. If so, I assume the only way to get a good match on filling in the door opening would be to cut up the sides of another donor body. I'm not sure if the Evergreen car siding would be close enough or not. Are the 40ft reefer sides sold on the parts page tooled o have the same board profile as the 36ft double sheathed boxcars?
The Tichy and Grandt Line outfit car windows are all small, to fit between the posts and braces, which are obvious on a single sheathed car, but remember, the double sheathed cars had the same structure in their walls. Railroad shops typically didn't like to remove or cut structural members and weaken the car.