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Prototype for C&BT shops boxcar kit

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Posted by lone geep on Sunday, November 6, 2022 11:21 AM

I scooped it up for $5 so I didn't think I could go wrong. That being said, I think I will replace some of the detail parts with Tichy since the ones that come with the kit appear over sized. 

Lone Geep 

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Posted by dti406 on Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:39 AM

C&BT boxcars are mostly if not all models of the 1944 AAR design boxcar. I don't like the grade of plastic they are made of and would rather have models made by Branchline (now Atlas) and Red Caboose (now Intermountain) in replacement.

 

 Rick Jesionowski 

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Prototype for C&BT shops boxcar kit
Posted by lone geep on Sunday, November 6, 2022 8:50 AM

I recently scooped at C&BT boxcar kit at a train show the other weekend and wondered what the prototype for it would be. The instructions say it is a AAR steel boxcar but it doesn't appear to be a 1937 one. It has different ends and what looks to be 10 foot doors and a taller interior height than the 1937 version. 

Lone Geep 

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