|Completed flatcars in service on New England, Berkshire & Western. |
Photo courtesy Rensselaer Model RR Society
Photos by the author unless noted
Don't know if this would qualify as prototype modeling or not. I recently detailed a pair of Athearn 40 ft flatcars for the NEB&W to approximate Rutland cars set up for marble service. I detailed and numbered the models for 2792 and 2755 shown in Shaughnessy's photo below, but they are, as is club practice, lettered for the NEB&W. Bill Gill
|Jim Shaughnessy photo courtesy Rensselaer Model Railroad Society (NEB&W)|
|Jim Shaughnessy photo Courtesy Rensselaer Model Railroad Society |
Compare the prototype side rivet pattern to the close up of the model below.
|Brake staff detail is scratchbuilt. Similar to prototype (below). (Note: rivets and uncoupling lever not yet added to end and original stirrups not yet replaced)|