My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Freight Cars - Box Cars

"Urban Ore" Carriers: Modeling EMAX Cars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
58
Author:
Frank Cicero
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos accompany this article about 60-foot boxcars that carry municipal waste. There is a sidebar on how to make the car's decals using WordPerfect for DOS.

2-foot Gauge Bridgton & Harrison Railroad Boxcar #56

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
57
Author:
J.R. Dunlop
Description:
Scale drawings of this car.

A Brief History Of Mopac's Fleet Of XME Steel Rebuilds Used In Eagle Merchandise Service For L.C.L.

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #3
Page:
60
Author:
Ed Hawkins
Description:
Covers these early-1950s cars. Includes one prototype photo and an advertisement poster.

ABCs of Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
110
Author:
Jim Kelly
Description:
Describes the history and evolution of boxcars.

ABOX: A Two-door Version of the Railbox Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-07
Page:
62
Author:
Jim Panza & Ed Crist
Description:
Railbox is made up of high quality, free-running, general-service boxcars capable of running all of the nation. ABOX refers to those boxcars with 16-foot door openings rather than the default 10 feet. It has a 6-foot plug door added to the standard 10-foot door. These started appearing in May of 1978. The article includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Adding Operating Doors to Pacific Rail Shop Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 6, December 1993
Page:
22
Author:
John Porter
Scale:
S
Description:
Step-by-step instructions and a few diagrams show how to make these kits have movable doors.

Baltimore & Ohio M-53 and M-53A Wagontop Boxcars Part 1

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
20
Authors:
Brendon L. Graeber & Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment starts off by describing the historical information about these two cars. Includes a table on the lettering schemes used by the B&O, and several prototype and model photos.

Bangor & Aroostook Newsprint Boxcar in HO

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
114
Author:
John Nehrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos.

Bowser's PRR X31

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-08
Page:
34
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is an advertisement for Bowser's PRR X31, but it contains some prototype information and a prototype photo.

Box Car Conversions Part 2

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
25
Author:
Tom Lennon
Scale:
S
Description:
The author continues the project of converting S-Helper Service box cars into unique models, which in this installment covers the Wabash door-and-a-half box car.

Boxcar Grain Door Panels

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
11
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
How grain door panels were made for box cars.

Boxcar Questions

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
40
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
When were running boards banned? Did boxcars haul grain?

Boxcars for the Fun of It

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-09
Page:
53
Author:
Will Jacobs
Scale:
N
Description:
The author describes how he built a fleet of boxcars from blocks of wood. Several variations are presented. Includes construction photos, detail drawings, parts list, and completed models photos.

Building a 1970s Grain Boxcar Fleet Part 6

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #1
Page:
3
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the M&StL box cars that the C&NW received after the acquisition. Includes model and prototype photos, as well as drawings. The author continues by showing the construction of Red Caboose's 1937 AAR Standard box cars.

Building a 1970s Grain Boxcar Fleet Part 7

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #2
Page:
10
Author:
Dennis Eggert
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers modeling former Chicago Great Western cars, which were acquired after 1968. Includes drawings, prototype photos, and a step-by-step guide to building the Kadee PS1 cars used to model these cars.

Building an FJ&G Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-08
Page:
90
Author:
Harold Russell
Scale:
O
Description:
The author super-details a Reynolds 40-foot box car to make one for the Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville RR. Includes a drawing of the underbody details, side skirts, steps, ladders, grab irons, doors, tack boards, ends hardware, poling pockets, brake platform, and brake details. Also includes a prototype photo.

Central Vermont Single-sheathed Auto Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
64
Author:
Edward H. Beaudette
Description:
This article covers the CN-subsidiary's automobile box cars, which were also used by the Grand Trunk Western, and how they were used over time. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings. A brief note on how to model these in HO-scale is also included.

CGW X29 Hide Car

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #2
Page:
14
Author:
Gregor Moe
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author modeled this car using a Walthers Mainline X29 model. Includes one prototype photo and several completed-model photos.

CP Rail 1929-built Steel Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-12
Page:
44
Author:
John Riddell
Description:
The development and history of this 40-foot car, of which there were 7,500, with some lasting into the 1970s. Includes many prototype photos.

Crown Custom Imports X30 Boxcar Model

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 37 August 2006
Page:
33
Author:
Bruce F. Smith
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes the prototype history, followed by a description of the product review of the Crown Custom Imports model of this 74-foot 1931 boxcar.

Detailing a Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
9
Author:
Pieter Roos
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the S-Helper Service single-sheathed box car, and offers suggestions for how to improve it even more. He discusses ways to improve the center and side sills, the brake components (depending on era modeled), the grab irons next to the coupler pockets, the changing to a vertical brake wheel (which requires additional parts), and adding cut levers. Several photos are included of project cars.

Detailing a Conrail 86-foot Auto Parts Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
47
Author:
Rob Sundberg
Scale:
HO
Description:
Three Walthers boxcars are used to show how the author updated them with crossover platforms, coupler pockets, uncoupling levers, airhoses, brake lines, and replacing the trucks with the correct ones.

Detailing a M&St.L 1937 AAR Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
68
Author:
Clark Propst
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes model and prototype photos of this car modeled in HO-scale. Also includes several historical scale drawings.

Detailing an Apalachicola Northern, ex-East Camden & Highland, FMC Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
56
Author:
Mike Rose
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author discusses the modifications he made to the MDC's model of this prototype. The weathering on the author's model is particularly striking (rust spots).

Detailing and Weathering Wood-sheathed Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-01
Page:
86
Author:
Greg Martin
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his unique method for artificially creating shadow using pencils on his models.

Detailing Athearn Sieco and Branchline Berwick Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
64
Author:
Mike Rose
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos. Detailed photos of constructing the grab irons. Painting and weathering shows how to simulate a boxcar belonging to a former railroad but that name has been over-painted.

Detailing the Pacrail Northern Pacific Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
16
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot NP box car.

Details Make the Difference

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
10
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Taking two American Models box cars, Jon Firpach has done a lot of detailing to them so that you can't tell that they started life as the same models. Includes many close-up photos showing the details added.

Essential Freight Cars 37

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
90
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
This installment covers the B&O's M-26 series box cars, of which there were 13,000. Includes many prototype photos, production data, and how to model it in HO-scale.

Essential Freight Cars Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
79
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
The first installment of an on-going series of articles that cover the transition era. The first article covers the St. Louis - San Francisco single-sheathed boxcar. Includes prototype photos, builder's roster, available HO models, and a sidebar on the tools needed to modify those models.

Essential Freight Cars Part 14

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-07
Page:
88
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
In this installment the author covers the USRA 50-ton, single-sheathed box cars. Includes prototype and model photos of several railroads' cars, including the PRR X26 and X26c.

Essential Freight Cars Part 16

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-09
Page:
90
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
This installment covers the USRA 40-ton, double-sheathed box car designed during WWI. Includes prototype and model photos of several railroads' cars.

Essential Freight Cars Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
65
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the 1937 Great Northern's double-sheathed boxcars. Includes prototype photos, a roster listing, and lots of how-to-model information. A sidebar describes how to build an accurate, rectangular box.

Essential Freight Cars Part 23

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-07
Page:
95
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the B&O "wagontop" box cars, such as the M-15, M-53, and M-53A, and how to model them in HO-scale. The second half of the article covers the Milwaukee Road's ribbed-side box cars and how to model them in HO-scale. A side-bar on the PRR's X37 is also included. All have prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 23

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-09
Page:
93
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
1932 ARA 40-foot steel boxcars owned by the MP, SAL, and WM. Includes model and prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 27

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-01
Page:
97
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
This article covers the PRR's X31 round-roof boxcars. Includes many prototype photos and some modeling photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 28

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-02
Page:
96
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
Lehigh Valley "Wrong-way" boxcars. Includes model and prototype photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 32

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-07
Page:
82
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
Soo Line single-sheathed boxcars. The Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie purchased 750 of these cars in 1912. The article has model and prototype photos and a modelers parts list.

Essential Freight Cars Part 33

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
92
Author:
Ted Culotta
Description:
This installment covers the Santa Fe's rebuilt USRA reefers. Includes prototype and model photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 35

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
90
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is the first of two installments covering the Pennsylvania X29 boxcar, of which there were almost 19,000 on the road. Several prototype photos are included. The last part of the article covers how to model this car in HO-scale, with several finished model photos.

Essential Freight Cars Part 36

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
90
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is the second installment of the PRR X29 box car. Also covered are the X28 automobile transport cars, and how to model both in HO scale.

Essential Freight Cars Part 4

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
86
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
Prototype and model photos of the NP's 10000-series double-sheathed boxcars. It has an excellent sidebar on how to make grab irons.

Essential Freight Cars Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-08
Page:
78
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
St. Louis Southwestern's (Cotton Belt) double-sheathed boxcars which were built from 1923 to 1925. Includes prototype photos, and many model photos. A side bar on modeling AB brakes is also included.

Essential Freight Cars Part 6

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-09
Page:
76
Author:
Ted Culotta
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers the Southern Pacific's single-sheathed boxcars, and modeling the B-50-13 and -14 cars. A side bar on modeling KC brakes and release rods is included. Several close-up detail photos of the model are also included.

Freelanced Three Footers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
28
Author:
Ralph Dockham
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
Based on the D&RG design, these four-wheeled cars were made from various commercial parts. The article include model photos, scale drawings, and a parts list.

Further Detailing of the Athearn PS-5344 Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
70
Author:
Mike Rose
Scale:
HO
Description:
Using this boxcar model, the author created a model of the KCS #250236. Includes prototype and model photos.

Grain Era Authenticity

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-03/04
Page:
12
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
N
Description:
Kevin Domrois builds a grain door for an N-scale Micro Trains Line 40 box car and N-scale laser etched wood box car grain door panels from Great Lakes Models. Includes step-by-step photos and instructions.

It Ain't Prototype

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-02
Page:
122
Description:
Visitors to your layout may make fun of your numbering a box car "123456", but the PRR had just such a box car, and a prototype photo in the article proves it. Also shown is a prototype photo of a car numbers' paint appearing to have "melted", much like a bad decal job.

Kitbashing a Modern Conrail Plug Door Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
62
Author:
Michael Rose
Scale:
HO
Description:
Two MDC kits were used to build this model of the 60-foot car that was new in 1993. Includes prototype and model photo, and drawings.

Kitbashing a Santa Fe Bx-108 Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-10
Page:
60
Author:
Stephen M. Priest
Scale:
HO
Description:
Model photos and scale drawings.

L&NE ARA Boxcar Upgrade

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-12
Page:
65
Author:
Chuck Killian
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes prototype and model photos, as well as "surgical" photos of the upgrading the author did to his out-of-production Train-Miniatures "X-29" boxcars. Includes a detailing parts list.

Lowering InterMountain N-scale Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-03
Page:
83
Author:
Keith M. Kohlmann
Scale:
N

Milwaukee Road Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
94
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
Prototype photos and a scale drawing of the unique ribbed-side house cars.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-02
Author:
Robert Uniack
Scale:
Large Scale
Description:
The last page of the issue has a photo of the author's scratchbuilt model of a Pacific Electric single-sheathed 40-foot box car in No. 1 scale (1:32 proportion), realistically weathered.

Modeler's Guide to Steel Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-05
Page:
58
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
This is a good article for learning how to differentiate steel box cars. It covers 40- and 50-foot cars. Includes a mix of prototype and model photos.

Modeling a C&O Twelve-panel Side PS-1 Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
74
Author:
Montford Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author used an Intermountain kit to build this model. Includes prototype and model photos, including construction close-ups. The article has a sidebar on how to model rivets using the Archer Fine Transfers, which are decal-like sheets that allow modeling of straight rows of rivets.

Modeling a Muncie & Western R.R. Wood Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-08
Page:
58
Author:
Montford Switzer
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article covers how to build an outside-braced model of this well-known glass-jar logo boxcar. Includes many prototype photos, boxcar ORER, model construction photos, and a parts list.

Modeling an Illinois Central Boxcar

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-03
Page:
65
Author:
Charles Derus
Scale:
HO
Description:
Building a replica of the IC's 11280 boxcar. Mostly text, not many step-by-step photos.

Modeling Modern Short Line Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
60
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
The author describes how one could model the unique short line boxcars with custom decals. Includes scale drawings of a typical ACF Railbox car.

Modeling the Pennsylvania Railroad's Box Car Fleet Part 8

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 61 August 2008
Page:
9
Author:
Elden Gatwood
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers modeling the PRR's X26c using the Sunshine resin kit. Includes model and prototype photos, service information,

Modeling the Pennsylvania Railroad's Box Car Fleet Part 9

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 62 September 2008
Page:
6
Author:
Elden Gatwood
Scale:
HO
Description:
Discusses the PRR's X37b class using the Sunshine resin kit. Includes a full description of the prototype, with photos of the prototype and the model.

Modeling the Pennsylvania Railroad's Boxcar Fleet Part 2

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 31 February 2006
Page:
26
Author:
Ben Hom
Description:
The article is an overview of the classes in service from 1944 to 1968. The meat of the article is two tables, one listing all the boxcar classes and the other listing the possible models for these classes (HO-scale only).

Modeling the PRR Boxcar Fleet Part 3

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 37 August 2006
Page:
21
Author:
Ben Hom
Description:
This installment covers the Class C29b. Detailed history, rebuilding information, prototype photos, and references are included.

Modeling the PRR Boxcar Fleet Part 3A

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 37 August 2006
Page:
28
Author:
Steve Hoxie
Scale:
HO
Description:
Describes how the author created an accurate model of this car. The article includes many large close-up photos, a scale drawing of the prototype car, and a sidebar and what models are available in HO, N, and O-scale.

Modeling Those Green M&St.L Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
77
Author:
Clark Propst
Scale:
HO
Description:
The M&St.L had 700 boxcars built in 1952 that were painted a signature green. In addition to the history, the author also describes how to model this car.

Modeling Western Pacific's Pullman Boxcars

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-01/02
Page:
34
Author:
J. Chris Allan
Scale:
O
Description:
The article is about using 3D-printing technology to design and build this model.

Modern Modeling ABOX, The Other Railbox

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
17
Author:
Bruce Bogart
Scale:
S
Description:
In 1978 and 1979, Pacific Car & Foundry built 400 special cars for Railbox which were non-cushioned underframe, 50-foot, AAR class "XM", plate C, combination-door box cars. This article covers how the author built one such car. Includes prototype and construction photos, scaled drawings, and a parts list.

Modifying Pacific Rail's 50' Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 5, October 1990
Page:
5
Author:
Jon Firpach
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares the modifications he has made to the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot box cars to make them even more accurate, and more specific to particular railroads' versions. Includes photos and detail-drawings.

MW Service X23 at Eastern Shore Railway Museum

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 49 No.2 Summer 2016
Page:
12
Author:
Kennard Wing
Description:
A single photo sparked this one-page article about PRR #499303, a class X23 box car. The PRR adopted the X23 box car as its standard in 1912.

N Scale Milwaukee Road Ribbed-side Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-09
Page:
91
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
N
Description:
The author kitbashed some 40-foot boxcars to include the horizontal rib configuration.

NCNG Boxcar No. 36

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-03
Page:
53
Author:
Rich Nealson
Description:
The mysterious history of this Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR boxcar revealed by newly discovered photos. Includes prototype photos and scale drawings.

Oh What You Can Learn From a Photo!

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
53
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:
The subject is an X29 NYC box car. A model can be built from the S Scale America X29 PRR box car.

Ontario Midland box car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
Oliver Clubine from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, built the S-scale box car featured in a photo from an S-Helper Service outside-braced box car.

Painting, Lettering, and Weathering Baltimore & Ohio M-53 and M-53A Wagontop Boxcars

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
16
Authors:
Brendon L. Graeber & Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment continues the last issue's article, this time covering the decorating of the models, accompanied by step-by-step lettering photos. A materials list is also provided.

Pennsylvania 1893 Heater Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-06
Page:
88
Author:
Peter Barney
Scale:
O
Description:
These PRR cars were used to transport perishable items during the winter. A heater under the floor prevented the contents from freezing. The author scratchbuilt his model from wood and plastic details. The article also includes a scaled drawing, model photos, construction detail drawings, and a parts list.

Pennsylvania Class X23 Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-06
Page:
70
Author:
John Nehrich
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author improves the Cannonball Car Shops' kit, which has some issues that don't compare well with the prototype. The article includes a bit of history on this car built by the PRR starting in 1912 (over 7,000 of them). Model construction photos and diagrams, as well as a parts list are included. Also included is one prototype photo and scaled drawings.

Pennsylvania X45 50' Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1999-01
Page:
25
Author:
Greg Martin
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history of this car, the author describes how he modified an Accurail's 50' AAR car to build his model. Includes many model and prototype photos, and a sidebar called the "Guide to PRR Boxcar Lettering Schemes".

Protofile Part 61

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-06
Page:
59
Author:
Robert Kessler
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the Souther Pacific cushion underframe boxcars and how to model them.

PRRPro Class X31 Preliminary Feature

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 60 July 2008
Page:
35
Author:
Al Buchan
Scale:
HO
Description:
Includes only model photos.

Pullman Mini-Hy-Cube Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
63
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
A brief article on this car includes scale drawings and a prototype photo.

Roll Your Own Boxcar Door Battens

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-11/12
Page:
53
Author:
Don Valentine
Scale:
HO
Description:
Battens were a large sheet of heavy paper nailed over the door opening which helped to protect cargo against damage from the weather, dust, and cinders. This article describes how to model them. Includes a copy of the AAR pamphlet from December 1941.

Santa Fe Beer Cars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
90
Author:
Ken Edmier
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes the 62-foot long insulated boxcars that are assigned to transporting beer for the Coors company. The article includes model and prototype photos and detailed construction photos of where the author took the Eel River Models car and converted it into one of these models.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews, in depth, the Kaslo PS-1 resin box car kit.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the Standard Railway Castings Company kit of the Great Northern double-sheathed, 40' box cars.

Scratchbuilding C&NW Narrow Gauge Boxcar No. 10

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-09
Page:
48
Author:
Tom Houle
Scale:
On3
Description:
This article includes many prototype photos, scale drawings, construction photos, and a bill of materials for modeling this car.

Scratchbuilding Santa Fe's BX-9 Box Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
34
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Scale:
S
Description:
A brief article and one photo of the box car the author built out of styrene, polyurethane castings, and brass, with the only commercial parts being the brake cylinder, brakewheel, trucks, and couplers.

Seaboard Airline Class B6 Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2003-02
Page:
48
Author:
Jim Six
Scale:
HO
Description:
This model was based on the Red Caboose PRR X29 box car. The author improved and weathered the model. Includes many close-up photos and one prototype photo.

Sn3 Box Cars From HO Kits

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
18
Author:
Robert R. Harmen
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes converting older MDC box car and reefer kits into good facsimiles of Sn3 box cars. Includes several construction photos.

The Box Car Fleet of the Fifties

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-03
Page:
72
Author:
John Nehrich
Description:
This article covers the various ways that box cars were made in the 1940s and 50s. The sides, ends, and roofs are discussed so that it is easy to identify what kind of box car a certain one is.

The First Five Years of RBOX 10013

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-07
Page:
82
Author:
Jim Panza
Description:
The article details the history of this one box car with a listing of all the other boxcars, a map of the interchange points where this particular car has been sighted, and many close-up photos of the car.

The Milwaukee Road Horizontal Ribbed Box Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 6, December 1990
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:
A complete history of these unique cars, with lots of prototype photos.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Round Roof Boxcars

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:
A detailed history of the PRR's 40-foot X31-series of cars. Also covered are the 50-foot X32 and X33 cars. Includes many prototype photos.

The Pennsylvania X-29 Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroading 1997-10
Page:
20
Author:
Jim Teese
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a product review of the Red Caboose HO-scale model of the PRR X29, which contains lots of prototype information as well.

TTX Company's "TBOX"

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
44
Author:
David G. Casdorph
Description:
This article is a photo essay of the modern boxcar (starting in 2003).

Underbody Details for the American Models Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
Step-by-step instructions and various diagrams show how to add the brake rigging, and center sill flanges. These reference the older American Models box cars that were sold as kits.

Union Pacific's Boxcars Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
David G. Casdorph
Description:
This prototype photo article shows various boxcars owned by railroads merged into the UP.

USRA Derivative Steel Boxcars

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-01
Page:
73
Author:
Eric Neubauer
Description:
This article covers a particular sub-set of box cars (the article is somewhat confusing). It includes a number of prototype photos, as well as scaled drawings.

USRA Single-sheathed boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-12
Page:
89
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
A brief description about these types of cars with a prototype photo of a Colorado & Southern example.

USRA Steel Boxcar

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-09
Page:
108
Author:
Jim Hediger
Description:
A history of the box car that was never actually built, and how that led to many railroads creating their own version of this car after WWI.

Workshop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-11
Page:
28
Author:
Keith Thompson
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author covers how to model brake gear, using a typical 40-foot box car as a guide in a diagram. Includes information about how the brake system changed over the years. Also includes a photo of a prototype tank car.