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A compilation of tips on producing models of specific types of Green Bay Route cars.
See the rolling stock roster to determine the time frames when specific types of cars were in service, and see the decal list for manufacturers of decals and dry transfer lettering.

The suitability of the models are graded on a scale from 'A' (exact), 'B' (close), 'C' (stand-in) and 'E' (for effort, meaning a kit-bash). See this page for more details on the grades.


ID Prototype AAR
Car
Type
Scale Manufacturer / Catalog / Description Match
Grade
Notes
001 AHW 300 to 399 XP HO Atlas / 20 001 533 / FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car (late) A The late version of the model has a narrow panel at the ends of the sides of the car. Introduced 2012.
002 AHW 2000 to 2099 XM HO Atlas / 20 001 532 / FMC 5077 Single Door Box Car (early) A The early version of the model has a wide panel at the ends of the sides of the car. Introduced 2012.
003 AHW 4000 to 4099 XM HO Atlas / 20 001 535 / FMC 5077 Double Door Box Car (Centered) A Exact match. Introduced 2012.
004 AHW 4000 to 4099 XM HO MDC Roundhouse / 1980 / 50' FMC Box Car - Double Door B Close match. The MDC boxcar is actually a model of a design that FMC cataloged but never built (50'-6" IL Plate C box with a centered 16' door opening). The the CUSHION SERVICE lettering from the DM Custom Decal sets isn't appropriate for these cars; the actual lettering on those cars is a vertically-compressed font. Most MDC products are now part of Athearn's catalog; unsure if this boxcar is currently offered by Athearn.
005 AW 3000 to 3004 RB HO Accurail / 4800 / 40' Wood Refrigerator B A close match - the Accurail model is actually based on BREX 75000-75999 built 1926.
006 AW 3000 to 3004 RB HO Atlas / B1200 / 40' ACF/URTX Wood Reefer A The Branchline kit is an accurate match for the ACF prototypes. It is available lettered in two WRX schemes. Formerly Branchline Trains #1200, purchased by Atlas in 2011.
007 GBW 20 to 29 GB HO Modelers Choice / 250001 / Thrall 14-panel Gondola A The kit contains pre-cut styrene sides, ribs, two floor pieces, bolster pieces, injection molded ends and detailed instructions. The modeler must supply additional detail parts, paint and decals to complete the model.
008 GBW 30 to 39 GB HO Exactrail / EE-1900 / Thrall 2244 15-Panel Gondola - Heavy Top Chord B Very close match. Correct number of side panels and fishbelly side taper, but the GBW prototype had a lighter top chord.
009 GBW 30 to 39 GB HO Modelers Choice / 250005 / Thrall 15-panel Gondola - 2000 CuFt B The kit has the correct length and width and 15 side panels, but is based on a 2000 cu.ft. prototype (GN 78800-78999). The GBW gondolas were a larger 2300 cu.ft. type and were 8" taller.
010 GBW 30 to 39 GB HO Walthers / 932-3270 / 65' Mill Gondola E Shorten the Walthers 65' gondola per the 'Two Soo Line Thrall gondolas' article in the April 2001 Railroad Model Craftsman.
011 GBW 30 to 39 GB HO Walthers / 932-40254 / Thrall 53' Gondola B A a very close model match. Ready-to-run version of the Walthers #932-5900 kit. Available in a GBW paint scheme from the 1980s.
012 GBW 30 to 39 GB HO Walthers / 932-5900 / 53' Thrall Gondola - smooth sides B A very close model. The Walthers model is currently out of production.
013 GBW 80 , 81 XM HO Athearn / ATHG4500 / 60' PS Auto Parts Box, Early B The prototype had a solid end instead of rolled ribs, and the plug doors, while the correct size, have a different style of latching mechanism. Introduced 2004; out of production.
014 GBW 80 , 81 XM N Athearn / ATH10760 / 60' PS Auto Parts Box, Early B The prototype had a solid end instead of rolled ribs, and the plug doors, while the correct size, have a different style of latching mechanism. Introduced 2004; out of production.
015 GBW 82 to 84 XM HO Athearn / ATHG4500 / 60' PS Auto Parts Box, Early B The prototype had a solid end instead of rolled ribs, and the plug doors, while the correct size, have a different style of latching mechanism. Introduced 2004; out of production.
016 GBW 82 to 84 XM N Athearn / ATH10760 / 60' PS Auto Parts Box, Early B The prototype had a solid end instead of rolled ribs, and the plug doors, while the correct size, have a different style of latching mechanism. Introduced 2004; out of production.
017 GBW 90 to 99 XM HO Athearn / ATHG4070 / 60' ICC High Cube Box C Athearn's ICC 60' boxcar has a 12-foot door, GBW prototype cars had 10' doors.
018 GBW 100 to 102 XML N Trainworx / 1900 / Thrall 4 door 86 foot high cube box car B A close match for the prototype, except the model has welded sides while the prototype was riveted.
019 GBW 103 to 105 XML HO Athearn / ATH1969 / 86' 4 Door High Cube Box B A close match for the prototype, except the model has welded sides while the prototype was riveted. Introduced 1970. The undecorated kit is currently out of production; decorated kits are available.
020 GBW 132 to 135   HO Walthers / 932-41429 / Difco dump car B GBW's Difco dump cars were 35 CY capacity; the Walters model is a larger-capacity car of later design.
021 GBW 132 to 135   N Walthers / 932-8600 / Difco dump car B GBW's Difco dump cars were 35 CY capacity; the Walters model is a larger-capacity car of later design.
022 GBW 200 to 214 LO HO Athearn / 2903-J / 54' PS Covered Hopper - Albert City Elev B The Athearn 54' PS 3-Bay Covered Hopper is a good starting point since it was available pre-painted for the Albert City Elevator (#2903-J, now out of production). The Athearn car is a 16-rib model; the prototype PS2CD/4750 has 18 ribs. The pre-painted Athearn model was part of a 12-pack of colerful covered hoppers -- now out of production.
023 GBW 200 to 209 XAP HO Con-Cor / 1-009618 / 60' Greeenville Auto Parts Boxcar B The model sits about 6-8 inches too low. The Con-Cor boxcar was originally made by Robins Rails (#9600).
024 GBW 200 to 214 LO HO InterMountain / / 4750 C.F. 3-Bay Covered Hopper A Exact match for these pink covered hoppers.
025 GBW 200 to 209 XAP N Micro-Trains / 122 00 000 / 60' Greenville Double Plug Door Boxcar A Introduced 2012.
026 GBW 200 to 214 LO N Red Caboose / RN-15600 / 18-Rib, 4750 Cu.Ft. PS-2CD 3-Bay Covered Hopper A Exact match for these pink covered hoppers.
027 GBW 200 to 214 LO O Atlas O / 2001600 / PS-4750 Covered Hopper A Available in 2- rail and 3-rail versions. Exact match for these pink paint-out cars with either FARMERS CO-OP or ALBERT CITY ELEVATOR lettering.
028 GBW 200 to 214 LO Z American Z Line / 90901 / PS-2 CD 4750 Cu ft. Hopper A Exact match.
029 GBW 210 to 219 XAP HO Atlas / 1650 / 60' Auto Parts Boxcar C The Atlas 60' ACF auto parts boxcar is the successor design to the ACF cars the GBW purchased.
030 GBW 215 , 216 LO HO InterMountain / / 4750 C.F. 3-Bay Covered Hopper A  
031 GBW 215 , 216 LO N Red Caboose / RN-15600 / 18-Rib, 4750 Cu.Ft. PS-2CD 3-Bay Covered Hopper A  
032 GBW 215 , 216 LO O Atlas O / 2001600 / PS-4750 Covered Hopper A Available in 2- rail and 3-rail versions. Exact match.
033 GBW 215 , 216 LO Z American Z Line / 90901 / PS-2 CD 4750 Cu ft. Hopper A  
034 GBW 500 to 519 XAP HO InterMountain / 40999 / 50' PS-1 Single Door Boxcar A The model has a roofwalk and full-height ladders which is how the prototype was delivered; the roofwalk was removed and the ladders were shortened around 1970 when the time the cars were shopped and painted yellow.
035 GBW 500 to 519 XAP HO Kadee / 6100 / 50' PS-1 Gradual Side Sill Boxcar A The model has a roofwalk and full-height ladders which is how the prototype was delivered; the roofwalk was removed and the ladders were shortened around 1970 when the time the cars were shopped and painted yellow.
036 GBW 600 , 604, 610 to 624 XM HO Red Caboose / RC-8900 / AC&F 4-3-1 8' Door Welded Box Car B Correct roof, ends, and door -- although the sill shape is incorrect.
037 GBW 650 to 691 XME HO Accurail / 3400 / 40-Foot PS-1 Boxcar C The Accurail car is a good stand stand-in, but has an 8-foot wide door.
038 GBW 650 to 691 XME HO Cannonball / 40000 / PS-1 Boxcar B Has a correct 7' door width, but with 5-panel PS door instead of 7-panel Superior. Has the correct 10'-6'' height. This model is out of production. Originally introduced by Kurtz Kraft in 1956.
039 GBW 650 to 691 XME HO InterMountain / 40495 / 40' PS-1 Boxcar 7' Door A Intermountain makes a kit with the correct 7-foot door for these ex-NYNH&H PS-1 boxcars.
040 GBW 700 to 899 XM HO InterMountain / 40499 / 40' PS-1 Boxcar 6' Door A Use a 6' seven-panel Superior door.
041 GBW 700 to 899 XM HO Kadee / 3997 / 40' PS-1 Box Car A Use a 6' seven-panel Superior door.
042 GBW 700 to 899 XM N Atlas / 3400 / Trainman N 40 PS-1 Box Car A Molded on details; Atlas also makes a finer N-scale PS-1 model with separate ladders and roofwalks in the regular N scale line. Introduced 2010.
043 GBW 700 to 899 XM N Atlas / 50 000 947 / 40' PS-1 Box Car 7' Door / 12 Stiffener Roof B The model has a 7' 7-panel door instead of the prototype's 6' 7-panel Superior door, however Atlas indicates that future production will include the correct door style. Introduced 2012.
044 GBW 700 to 899 XM Z Micro-Trains / 500 00 000 / 40' Standard Box Car, Single Door A Use a 6' seven-panel Superior door. For a modernized version of the prototype, use the 503 00 000 model which is the same model except without a roofwalk.
045 GBW 900 to 949 XME HO Accurail / 3400 / 40-Foot PS-1 Boxcar C These PS-1 boxcars had a 9-foot door, unusually wide for a 40-foot boxcar. The Accurail 40-Foot PS-1 Boxcar model's 8-foot door is not wide enough and the sill is the wrong shape but it might make an OK stand-in.
046 GBW 900 to 949 XME HO E & C Shops / / 50-foot Pullman-Standard Boxcar E An E&C Shops (also marketed by Branchline Trains) 50' PS-1 kit with a 9-foot P-S door can be the basis for a kitbash project. See how it can be done. Out of production. Also marketed by Branchline Trains. The LBF #1100 PS-1 50' boxcar seems similar.
047 GBW 901   HO Rivarossi / / ACF Dome Lounge A GBW's business car 1982-1993.
048 GBW 901   HO Walthers / 932-9581 / ACF Lot #4097 Dome-Coach A GBW's business car 1982-1993.
049 GBW 1000 to 1004 XML HO Accurail / 3400 / 40-Foot PS-1 Boxcar C An E&C Shops (also marketed by Branchline Trains) 50' PS-1 kit with a 9-foot P-S door can be the basis for a kitbash project. See how it can be done.
050 GBW 1730 to 1759 XM HO Exactrail / EE-1600 / Evans-USRE 5277 Box Car (Early) A Appears to be an exact match.
051 GBW 1730 to 1759 XM HO InterMountain / 42500 / 5277 Cubic Foot Boxcar A Exact match. Was produced as a decorated GBW R-T-R model in 2003.
052 GBW 1730 to 1759 XM N Exactrail / EN-51200 / Evans 5277 Box Car A Appears to be an exact match.
053 GBW 2400 to 2449 XL HO Atlas / 1750 / Evans 53' Double Plug-Door Box Car C These cars are close, but have double doors centered on the sides while the prototype has offset 7'+8' doors. The models have different side sill and ends. The Atlas model is based on a 52' Evans car from the late 1970s. The Atlas model is based on a 52' Evans car from the late 1970s.
054 GBW 2400 to 2449 XL HO Details West / 500 / 50' Double Plug Door Box Car C These cars are close, but have double doors centered on the sides while the prototype has offset 7'+8' doors. The model has an incorrect diagonal-panel roof instead of an x-panel roof and a different side sill and ends. The Details West model is now offered by Athearn as a ready-to-run model.
055 GBW 2400 to 2449 XL O Atlas O / 7500 / Evans 53' Double Plug-Door Boxcar B The model's door is 16' wide while the prototype is 15', and the sill profile is different.
056 GBW 2500 to 2699 XL HO Atlas / B1700 / 50' Plug Door Box Car Kit - AAR Style E Originally double-door boxcars, rebuilt as single plug door cars prior to going on GBW roster. Modeling would be a challenge: Start with a Branchline boxcar to get the riveted carsides, and sand off the riveted panel seams where the auxiliary sliding doors were filled in with welded sheets. Substitute InterMountain PS-1 ends, but unsure if the roof was still Pullman panels or if it had been replaced with Stanray diagonal panels. You will have to scratch the door as it has never been done on any model. Formerly Branchline Trains #1700, purchased by Atlas in 2011.
057 GBW 2700 to 2709 XL HO Walthers / 932-4700 / 50' Waffle Box Car A Seems to be a good match for these cars.
058 GBW 2710 to 2729 XL HO Walthers / 932-4700 / 50' Waffle Box Car A Seems to be a good match for these cars. At one time Walthers offered this kit in GBW lettering (#933-4711).
059 GBW 2900 to 2974 XL HO Accurail / 5000 / 50-Foot AAR Boxcar C Could represent a stand-in for these cars, although the 8-foot door would be a foot too narrow for this particular prototype.
060 GBW 4037 to 4075 HM HO Funaro and Camerlengo / 6180 / Wood Seley Hopper B The F&C model represents a hopper with metal ends; the GBW hoppers had wood ends.
061 GBW 4100 to 4193 XM HO Accurail / 5000 / 50-Foot AAR Boxcar B Pretty well matches these 1970's era 50-foot cars, made from stretched 40-footers. It has the correct roof/ends/door/riveted side panels; the purist could shorten the side ladders and remove some of the rivets to represent the welded center panels. Some cars were renumbered in 695- series in later years.
062 GBW 4200 to 4399 XM HO Athearn / ATH5050 / 50' Box B Athearn kit has the correct 5-5 Dreadnaught end.
063 GBW 4609 to 4647   HO Westerfield / 10600 / Inside Stake 36' Coal Gondola B Fairly close to the GBW prototype.
064 GBW 4801 to 4879 HM HO Bowser / 1-56200 / Pennsylvania Class GLa 2-Bay Open Hopper B  
065 GBW 4901 to 4913 HM HO Bowser / 1-56200 / Pennsylvania Class GLa 2-Bay Open Hopper B  
066 GBW 5500 to 5534 GB HO LBF / 1910 / 52'-6'' Mill Gondola - fluted sides and strap ends A The LBF general service gondola with fluted sides is a good match for these GBW gondolas. Use the 'strap end' version.
067 GBW 6000 to 6298 XM HO Accurail / 7000 / 6-Panel Boxcar / Wood Ends B The prototype had lumber doors on one end. The model can be improved by cutting down the fishbelly center sill to a simple straight sill.
068 GBW 7000 to 7049 XM HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
069 GBW 7000 to 7049 XM N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match. Available in a GBW paint scheme with four different road numbers.
070 GBW 7050 to 7199 XM HO Atlas / 918 / ACF 50'-6" Boxcar B Close match; other than a different sill arrangement the GBW cars match this model of an ACF 5300 cu.ft.plate C exterior post boxcar
071 GBW 7050 to 7199 XM HO LBF / 1200 / ACF 50'-6'' Boxcar B The LBF model is supposed to be an exact match for these cars, but the model has flaws in details such as half-round side posts, poor doors and roof details.
072 GBW 7450 to 7649 XM HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box B Has the right ends, doors, and 14 panels to serve as a stand-in for these cars. The car can be improved considerably by removing the last rib on the side of the car where the ends attach. Drill little holes to represent the plug welds along the edge where the end attaches to the side. The roof can be improved by substituting a Branchline 50 ft overhanging diagonal panel roof (part #100006), and the sill reinforcement can be modeled with styrene. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
073 GBW 7450 to 7649 XM HO Exactrail / EE-1600 / Evans-USRE 5277 Box Car (Early) C Requires a diagonal panel roof and a Youngstown door.
074 GBW 8000 to 8098 XM HO Accurail / 4100 / 40' Outside Braced Boxcars B The model can be improved by replacing the sloping center sill supplied in the kit with a scratchbuilt straight sill. The kit is available lettered for GB&W.
075 GBW 8000 to 8197 XM HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
076 GBW 8000 to 8197 XM N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match.
077 GBW 8100 to 8198 XM HO Accurail / 7100 / 6-Panel Boxcar / Dreadnaught Ends B The Accurail car has early improved 4/4 dreadnaught ends, the prototype has a prewar 3/3/3 style. The model can be improved by replacing the sloping center sill supplied in the kit with a scratchbuilt straight sill.
078 GBW 8302 to 8424 XM HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
079 GBW 8302 to 8424 XM N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match.
080 GBW 10100 to 10243 XP HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
081 GBW 10100 to 10243 XP N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match.
082 GBW 11000 to 11001 XP HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
083 GBW 11000 to 11001 XP N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match.
084 GBW 11100 to 11235 RPL HO Red Caboose / 34516 / R-70-15 57' Mechanical Refrigerator B A close match for these ex-BAR cars. The plug door is slightly different. BAR decalds for this car are available from Microscale for making a moidel of these cars.
085 GBW 12234 to 12798 RPL HO Athearn / ATHG63196 / 57' FGE Mechanical Reefer B Very close match, except prototype had a straight sill and model has a tapered sill. Available with correct FGE lettering, modeler only needs to 'stencil' over the reporting marks with GBW. Model also available with a straight sill, but not in correct FGE lettering.
086 GBW 12234 to 12798 RPL N Athearn / ATH24862 / 57' FGE Mechanical Reefer B Very close match, except prototype had a straight sill and model has a tapered sill. Available with correct FGE lettering, modeler only needs to 'stencil' over the reporting marks with GBW. Model also available with a straight sill, but not in correct FGE lettering.
087 GBW 16000 to 16299 XP HO Athearn / ATH91400 / 50' FMC 5347 Box A The Athearn ready-to-run cars are an exact match. The Athearn boxcar was originally made by MDC (#1950).
088 GBW 16000 to 16299 XP N Fox Valley Models / FVM8000 / FMC 5347 Cu Ft Single Door Boxcar A The Fox Valley Models ready-to-run cars are an exact match.
089 GBW 19000 to 19059 RB HO Accurail / 3100 / 40' Plug Door Boxcar B The Accurail car is a close match; it has the proper door and number of side panels. The ends are wrong but could be spliced from a Walthers Silver Streak reefer kit.
090 GBW 21000 to 21038 RBL HO Accurail / 3100 / 40' Plug Door Boxcar B  
091 GBW 22000 to 22028 RBL HO Athearn / ATHG4430 / 50' NACC Box w/Superior Door A The model comes with either a Pullman Standard or Stanray (Superior) diagnonal panel roof, use the Stanray version.
092 GBW 22000 to 22028 RBL HO Walthers / 932-3603 / 50' North American Ext. Post Insul. Boxcar A  
093 GBW 22000 to 22028 RBL N Athearn / ATH10650 / 50' NACC Box w/Superior Door A The model comes with either a Pullman Standard or Stanray (Superior) diagnonal panel roof, use the Stanray version.
094 GBW 22040 to 22089 RBL HO Details West / 500 / 50' Double Plug Door Box Car C The Details West car (now Athearn RTR) can be stand-in for these cars. The straight sills and equal-sized doors (the prototype doors were 8'+6') are incorrect. The Details West model is now offered by Athearn as a ready-to-run model.
095 GBW 22090 to 22091 RBL HO Walthers / 932-4771 / 50' Fruit Growers Express Insulated Box Car A  
096 GBW 50000 to 50049 RBL HO Eel River / 100U / 62'-1'' Beer Car w/ 12'-0'' Doors E Starting with an Eel River Models Beer Car with 12 foot door, remove one bay from each end using the extra rib as a cutting guide. Add a Railbox boxcar style end (an easy scratch or cut one off an MDC or Athearn body), and some rectangles from plastic sheet for the door stops. Use an Accurail 50 foot diagonal panel roof.
097 GBW 112000 to 112012 XML HO Atlas / B1000A / 50' Postwar Box Car - 8' Door A Formerly Branchline Trains #1000A, purchased by Atlas in 2011.
098 GBW 112000 to 112012 XML HO Life-Like / 21899 / 50' Single Door Box Car A  
099 GBW 300000 to 300198 LO N Atlas / 50 000 027 / Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper A Trainman Thrall 4750 Covered Hopper
100 KGB X190   HO Overland / OMI-3144 / Jordan Spreader Model 2-200 A Same Jordan model as the prototype; except the GBW spreader has a vertical air tank. Brass model made in Korea by Anjin.
101 KGB X190   HO Walthers / 932-5350 / Jordan Spreader A The air tank on the back of the spreader should be vertical. The Walthers kit includes the correct air tank.
102 KGB X190   N Overland / OMI-2805 / Jordan Spreader Model 2-200 A Same Jordan model as the prototype; except the GBW spreader has a vertical air tank. Brass model made in Korea by Anjin.
103 KGB X190   O MTH / 20-98385 / Jordan Spreader A  
104 KGB 401 to 420 HM HO Athearn / ATH5407 / 34' 2 Bay Offset Hopper B The flat end Athearn hoppers are a close match, although the offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7.
105 KGB 401 to 420 HM HO Atlas / 1850 / 50-Ton 2-Bay Offset-Side Open Hopper B A close match, although the offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7. The end details on the Atlas model are a closer match to the prototype than the Athearn car.
106 KGB 401 to 420 HM HO Kadee / 7001 / 50 Ton AAR Standard Open Bay Hopper B A close match, although the offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7. The end details on the Kadee model are a closer match to the prototype than the Athearn car.
107 KGB 401 to 420 HM HO Sunshine / 75.2 / Twin bay chiseled side hopper A Exact match for the IC / GBW prototypes.
108 KGB 401 to 420 HM N Atlas / 50 001 180 / 2-Bay Offset Side Hopper B A close match, although the offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7 Introduced 2006.
109 KGB 401 to 420 HM N Micro-Trains / 055 00 000 / 33' Twin Bay Hopper, Offset Sides B The flat end hoppers are a close match, although the offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7.
110 KGB 401 to 420 HM Z Micro-Trains / 533 00 000 / 33' Twin Bay Hopper, Offset Sides B The offset transition at the end is little different than the prototype, and the model has 9 stiffeners at the top of the car while the prototype had 7.
111 KGB 4501 to 4569 HM HO Bowser / 1-56200 / Pennsylvania Class GLa 2-Bay Open Hopper B  
112 KGB 5500 to 5598 XM HO Accurail / 7100 / 6-Panel Boxcar / Dreadnaught Ends B Close match - the Accurail car has early improved 4/4 dreadnaught ends, the prototype has a prewar 3/3/3 style. The model can be improved by replacing the sloping center sill supplied in the kit with a scratchbuilt straight sill.
113 KGB 7001 to 7039 GH HO Detail Associates / 200 / 40' General Service Gondola with Composite Sides C  
114 KGB 7001 to 7039 GH HO Red Caboose / RC-5100 / General Service Gondola w/Composite Sides C  
115 KGB 7001 to 7039 GH HO Train Miniature / 720-2850 / 40' Hart Gondola C Surprisingly, the Walthers Silver Streak (metal & wood) and Train-Miniature (plastic) models that were advertised as Hart Gondolas were not that good of a match for these prototypes. The truss side sills need to be removed, the frame is very different (GBW cars appear to have a deep fishbelly center sill, similar to Accurail parts), and the side post arrangement doesn't match. Out of production.
116 KGB 7001 to 7039 GH HO Walthers / 929-500 / 40' Hart Gondola C Surprisingly, the Walthers Silver Streak (metal & wood) and Train-Miniature (plastic) models that were advertised as Hart Gondolas were not that good of a match for these prototypes. The truss side sills need to be removed, the frame is very different (GBW cars appear to have a deep fishbelly center sill, similar to Accurail parts), and the side post arrangement doesn't match. Out of production.
117 KGB 7101 to 7199 GB HO MDC Roundhouse / 1340 / 40' Gondola C There is no exact match for these N&W-designed gondolas, but the MDC kit (based on a late-1940s C&O prototype) could serve as a rough stand-in model. It has ten panels and a 40' length.
118 WRX 9000 to 9999 RS HO Accurail / 4800 / 40' Wood Refrigerator B  
119 WRX 9000 to 9999 RS HO Atlas / B1200 / 40' ACF/URTX Wood Reefer A Formerly Branchline Trains #1200, purchased by Atlas in 2011.
120 WRX 9350 , 9351 RBL HO Walthers / 932-4771 / 50' Fruit Growers Express Insulated Box Car A  
 

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