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The ex-New Haven acy box cars

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:34 pm
by wadegriffis
As previously noted , I am having some decals printed to enable the modeling of the ACY's "yellow" box cars. The cars with the red lettering were ex - New Haven cars - rebuilt / reconditioned for the ACY. The cars were of two series - the ACY 3200-3346 were cars with 7 ft doors with an inside height of 10ft 0 inches. The other series was ACY 3347 - 3459 , they again has 7ft doors ,but were 10ft 6 inches inside height.
This second car is easily modeled by using an Intermountain PS-1 box car with a 7ft wide door opening. Branchline made a 7 ft Superior door that can be used to model the ACY door.
My question ( finally ) is what readily available model car be used to do the 10 ft cars. The 10ft 6 inch cars have 5/4+1 ends, where the 10 ft cars have 5/4 ends. I have looked at the Intermountain 1937 AAR car in lots of model photos , but can't tell if it really has the proper ends.
Any advice here would be appreciated . I don't want to have to order a bunch on cars to examine them if I can help it.

Re: The ex-New Haven acy box cars

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:43 pm
by LKandO
Take a look at this roster: I would be happy to photograph/measure/describe any of these to you if it will help. They are all brand new, in the box, awaiting completion of my railroad.