Re: Rolling stock
- --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "Robert" <wrightrobertt@...> wrote:
> Hello Everyone;
> I'm new to the group and wanted to ask.
> Is the Ferrocarril Mineral de 4 Wheel Caboose based on a real car or freelanced?
> The same goes for the ore car that is shown on the York kits web site under modelers gallery.
The 4 wheel caboose is most definitely prototypical. I only had two photos to develop the drawings from but it is most assuredly prototypical. As for the hoppers, they were developed from a Chinese prototype, however, it was a 4 wheel car and didn't have end platforms. Size is about the same. The hopper is freelanced but based heavily upon prototypical practice.
Cheers and welcome,