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Re: PC: P&LE/PC boxcar 24982

In a message dated 2/3/2006 9:58:57 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, jer -AT- smellycat.com writes:
That is a nice looking boxcar. And since I model PC in P&LE territory,
my layout someday should have at least one. :)

Tom, any idea what you'd use to model that car?
Yes as I have modeled one.  Start with a Branchline riveted side boxcar with a fishbelly side sill. Modifiy the side sill to represent the new sidesill that the P&LE added.  Add an appropriate 10' wide door. The door is probably the hardest to model since there is no readily available door.  You could use a modified Athearn "Railbox" door or perhaps a door from the Atlas ACF PD boxcar.  On mine I used resin doors that I made from a modified Athearn/Genesis boxcar. 
Microscale makes 2 sets of P&LE boxcar decals.  I think that I used a combination of these to letter the car.
-Tom H

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