50′ Automobile Boxcar

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Tim O’Connor used photos in the Morning Sun CNJ/LV color guide, the 1996 Railmodel Journal, and Trainshed Cyclopedia #17 as guides for detailing this Proto 2000 50 ft automobile boxcar. He noted that the prototype side sills were slightly different from those obtained using the scored marks on the inside of the P2K kit, so added styrene strip to get the correct shapes. He also added a roping loop, used to pull the car with an electric winch on a siding, over the B-end truck in the photo above. (The car he was modeling seemed to have only this one loop, but other cars had one over each truck.) A photo-etched Apex steel running board was used to replace the wooden running board supplied with the kit.

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