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Building A Wooden Boxcar
was suggested that I needed more train to pull behind my American loco
& tender and the gas car so I decided to do a wooden boxcar,
something in keeping with the 1860s vintage.
frame is a simple 1x2x.01" steel tube to accept Tom Bee couplers with
1x1x.01" end pieces for support and to attach chains and hooks.
The body is made from 1/4" Baltic Birch ply with a 3/4 plywood floor and 3/4x3/4 clear Fir framing.
The roof is also 1/4" ply with Fir framing for strength.
The doors are also 1/4" ply and the tracks milled from clear Fir.
The next task is to finish the roof.
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