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Stretching a Southern box car kit

Fenton Wells kitbashed a cool Southern Railway box car and sent details and photos. Here’s his latest model building story.

As most modelers of the transition era know, the Southern had thousands of 36-foot double-sheathed box cars with steel underframes and truss rods. Small as they were the railroad didn’t fill their cars, so they served the railroad through the early 1950’s.

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Lehigh & New England box car kitbash

Fenton Wells displayed an interesting HO scale box car kitbash at the RPM Conference in Naperville. He shared this summary from his Southern Piedmont Shops.

One of the fun things about this hobby is the inspirational people you meet and one of them prompted this kitbash. Clark Propst got me involved with this model. He sent me a prototype photo and some in-progress photos of his modeling. I knew that I must build this interesting car.

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