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I am working on some drawings for coach #3. I have found a reference to the cabin width and length, But I am looking for a few other dimensions. Does anyone know:

the overall length-
truck centers-
height-

Also does anyone know what the width of coach #5 is?
 

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The platforms were usually 2.5' from door sill to end beam, so figure an additional 5' over the length of the carbody for the entire car.

Coach #3 was ordered from Billmeyer and Smalls the same time as combine #18 to run on the Shade Gap branch. According to the roster in Rainey & Kyper's "East Broad Top," they are identical in size. Combine #18 came to the railroad without a clerestory roof, but I do not know if that was the case for coach #3. "Along the East Broad Top" has drawings for combine #18, so I would suggest taking height dimensions from that drawing. I'd let you know what they are, but my copy of that book is currently vacationing in a parallel universe, and my model of combine #18 is currently buried in a plastic travel case in my garage.

For Coach #5, the roster in "East Broad Top" lists the width as 8' 1", and a length over the carbody of 36' 8". I don't know that I've ever seen published drawings for coach #5. Adding to my consternation, the online index of Narrow Gauge Gazette magazines is not opening for me, so I can't check that archive to see. Argh!!!

Later,

K
 

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this is excellent information everyone. I have created a table with the comparisons of all of their coaches.

Pete, Can you possibly scan the drawings you have for #10?
 

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Turned out the drawing is on the same page as the caboose, so I had most of it on my disk. But here's a clean b&w scan (click on it to get the full size?)





Looks pretty similar to #12, which I modeled a few years ago with all the boards and battens.





This was a test of the inserts I had cut for the standard windows to give a curve. The radius should have been larger - you can hardly see them on the finished model!
 

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That is a great scan of #10. I need to find the rest of that article.
I am will be trying my first cut in wood of #5 in 1/32 scale tomorrow.
 
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