DarkTerritory wrote:Nice photo and model. shot in the dark here, but does anyone have a photo or drawing of one of these watermelon cars dating bach 15-20 years earlier (say 1885 - 1890)? I want to find one with truss rods to model. I don't know for certain if they existed, but there were other similar ventilated cars dating back that far - I would love to see an ACL car from my era like this.
DarkTerritory wrote:Yeah, I've just spent the last hour of my misspent middle age trying to find evidence of one of these cars before 1908 - doesn't look like it happened. That picture of Candy's is the earliest reference I've seen.
Oh well, I did find a nice IC ventilated car from 1893 that I might do sometime.
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