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Landis Box Car Doors
Landis Box Car Doors SP, SSW, Evergreen
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Preview
Hi-Tech Details makes many parts to detail particular freight cars of specific railroads. This injection-molded Landis Door Conversion Kit allows modelers to create more accurate and authentic Evergreen SP and SSW box cars using the Athearn Genesis PC&F model.

Landis Box Car Doors SP, SSW, Evergreen
Hi-Tech Details packages this unit in a plastic bag stapled onto an eye-catching fuchsia card label with black printing.

These parts are intended to replace the doors on Athearn Genesis PC&F box cars to replicate Evergreen-style box cars used by the Southern Pacific and their subsidiary Cotton Belt (SSW).

These Landis 8 & 6 doorsplug doors are nicely molded in gray styrene. External detail consists of door structural shapes and tack boards. The tack boards have wood grain detail.

The set lacks the four-handled locking wheel and other hardware (hangers, door tracks, hasps, freight car locks) for the door, although these may be harvested from the Genesis model.

Instructions and painting
HTD explains on the back of the card: Used on Evergreen SP and SSW boxcars. Fits Athearn Genesis PC&F boxcars.

Conclusion
Modelers of Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt subjects can bring their Evergreen box car models ever closer to authenticity and accuracy with this set. Recommended.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Nicely molded.
Lows: The set lacks the four-handled locking wheel and other hardware (hangers, door tracks, hasps, freight car locks) for the door, although these may be harvested from the Genesis model.
Verdict: Modelers of Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt subjects can bring their Evergreen box car models ever closer to authenticity and accuracy with this set.
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: HTD-4000
  Suggested Retail: $ 3.95
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 08, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.25%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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