Posted By samevans on 02/26/2008 11:32 AM
IIRC the middle and smallest cars have bodywork to 1:22.5.¬* The latter have details allegedly to 1:20.¬*
According to Bachmann the smallest car is a 1:22.5 model of stock running on the Cairo and Kanewah (sp?) RR, a three footer.¬* Drawings have been published in the Model Press some years ago.
There's a drawing of a Cairo & Kanawha Boxcar on page 10 of Carstens "Slim Gauge Cars" [great book, mostly drawings taken from Railroad Model Craftsman.]¬* In the commentary, and I quote verbatim, it says "No actual dimensions were available, but the drawings are probably accurate within 10% and do fit the standards of the era."¬*
"Probably . . within 10%".
¬*¬* I hope Bachmann found a better source of drawings for their cars. [img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blush.gif[/img]
Incidentally, I don't find the details on the smaller cars to be oversize.¬* When I bought mine, I was most impressed by the fineness of the metal straps, etc., compared with the clunky soft plastic on the older 1:22.5 cars (middle of pic.)
Richard - Is this coal more more to your liking?¬* (Actually, it's coal from the B&O RR Museum on the left, anthracite from the basement of a guy¬*I know¬*on the right.)