After several years of on and off building, I have finished my Muncie & Western Mather boxcar. It has been a challenge given the lack of drawings. Thankfully, any steam era Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER) has all the critical dimensions and lots of photos were taken over the years. As you would expect, a yellow boxcar with the image of a large jar on the door captured the attention of rail photographer of the 1930s through 1950s.
It is an excellent looking job Gene. A visually appealing car. Well done. John
Bravo Zulu, Gene!
Did you serve in VPN squadrons?
Not VP, but VR8 & HC6 plus AIMD. Retired in ’87 after 22.5yrs. Do you remember Company 4D, NATTC Memphis?
That sure sounds like we served together.
Yes, we were at in the same training company at NATTC.
Small world indeed!
A beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Inspiring.
This is really a very fine model . I’m fascinated that you have all the sheeting bolts in the middle of the boards and true to full scale alternate attachment on the uprights . Guess I better not try to get away with random lumps any more . Outstanding workmanship. Kind regards, Jeff Davies
I am simulating the nut and carriage bolts. I used Grandt Line #9 plastic parts. This part simulates the 7/8″ carriage bolts used to attach the tongue and groove siding to the exterior steel posts.
Love the roof detail! Nicely finished.
Will you have this car on display at O Scale West this year?
I will not be at OSW this year.
Hi Gene – exquisite model – is there any commercially available plans for this car?
None have ever been found. I developed my working drawingso from photos and dimensions taken off of a car in Indiana.