1940 Box Car, Single Door

Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-419
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Road Number:249463
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available with three other road numbers: 249365, 249391, 249363. The ends should be 5/5 Dreadnaught. SSCR has the correct end or MLW sells the top rib and darts. CPR used 7 rung ladders on their 10' IH cars. "Stepped-name" lettering scheme.
Photo
photo © Andy Malette
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-405
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:3426
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available in four road numbers.
Photo
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-432
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE)
Road Number:30021
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available in three road numbers: 30021, 30135, 30237. Circa 1945.
Photo
photo © Steve Depolo
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-431
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE)
Road Number:35682
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available in four road numbers: 30254, 30262, 30346, 30399. Circa 1940.
Photo
photo © Roger Nulton
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-404
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Southern Railway (SOU)
Road Number:14739
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available in four road numbers. Roger's model uses the kit's ASF trucks.
Photo
photo © Roger Nulton
Manufacturer:Pacific Rail Shops
Manufacturer ID:B-430
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Prototype Class:B-50-27
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
1937 AAR, 40-foot, 10-foot inside-height, round corners. Available in two road numbers. "OWR&N". "Streamliners".
Photo
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Manufacturer ID:9003
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Road Number:30410
Prototype Class:XM
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
These kits consisted of a wooden framework (for the floor, two roof strips, end blocks, and spacer blocks), over which the pre-painted/lettered stamped metal sides, ends, roof, and roof walk were to be applied. Ed's model shown in the photos shows the Burlington Route slogans on sides. He added a well-detailed under-frame with air brakes pipes, levers, and rods. He replaced the warped roofwalk with a stainless steel etched one from SouthWind Models (#SWF10). The trucks are Rex Engineering with scale wheels. He also installed Kadee 802 couplers, and added cut-levers. Ed found that Scalecoat II #2002 Oxide Red is a very good match to the pre-painted sides.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Category:Box Car, Single Door
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:40'
These kits consisted of a wooden framework (for the floor, two roof strips, end blocks, and spacer blocks), over which the pre-painted/lettered stamped metal sides (not numbered), ends, roof, and roof walk were to be applied. The outside bracing is very shallow, and has rivet impressions beside them. This does not represent a composite wood car. The underframe has the minimum of detail parts applied. The model in the photo still has the HO-scale Kadee ramp-operated couplers from before they invented the magnetically-operated ones. It has, however, been upgraded with American Models sprung Bettendorf type of trucks.
Photo
photo © Ed Kirstatter

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