Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Models

Like many US roads, the Wabash was in need of more boxcars to haul wartime goods, but steel was in short supply. Pesky tanks and ships, etc. So compromise designs were evolved to reduce the amount of steel required.
Thus the "War Emergency" boxcars were born.
Intermountain Railway Co offer a kit of these cars which presents a very good starting point from which a very good rendition of the Wabash version can be created in HO scale.
My friend Jim Hayes took the time to make notes on a copy of the above photo as what changes are required.
From there it was simple.
A quick paint job and decals and a little weathering.
Ta Da.

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