So, looking for a more accurate prototype, I found the below pix (photographer, date, & location unknown) of #1202, which looks closer to what Accurail has provided. One big diff is the type of car - 1202 isn't plug door and the doors are a different style (what, I don't know - can anyone tell me?). Still, I've decided to model this series, and am looking for more information on it or one of its sister cars. Can anyone tell me when they were purchased and when no longer used by the railroad? How many & what series (i.e. 1201-????)? What revenue service were they used in, since they were DF/Cushion? Anyone have other pixes of this or another in the series?
So far, all I've done was remove the roof walk and the bottom stirrups. I glued the posts from the roofwalks into the holes, to start filling in.
Still need to remove the ladders on the sides (may leave the brakewheel and the end ladder high, as the RF&P did this on occasion). I need to get some number decals, some other doors (anyone have a good source for aftermarket, HO-scale boxcar doors?), ladders, and stirrups. Lots to do, but I'll try to stay focused on this project and see to completion.