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New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Chuck Cover
 

Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Andy Carlson
 

Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

David
 

could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car?
X29 doors are too short;  that's why PPR used doors from the (taller) X28. F&C offers a resin kit (#8201 and 8203) with this door style.

David Thompson

Brian Carlson
 

The doors used were cut down from the auxiliary doors from the X28A so they should be a little taller than the X29.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Brian Carlson
 

I meant X28 like David T mentioned. Can’t type and eat dinner. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Brian Carlson via Groups.Io <prrk41361@...> wrote:

The doors used were cut down from the auxiliary doors from the X28A so they should be a little taller than the X29.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

O Fenton Wells
 

Looking good Chuck, well done
Fenton

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:
Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM



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Paul Doggett
 

Chuck 

That’s a great looking build.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 25 Mar 2020, at 22:47, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

James E Kubanick
 

Chuck,

Very good looking build.

Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:06:13 AM EDT, Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472@...> wrote:


Chuck 

That’s a great looking build.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 25 Mar 2020, at 22:47, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Chuck Cover
 

Thanks to all those who commented on the X26 build.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

Modeling the PRR’s Shamokin Branch 1956