Monday, November 11, 2013

J.B. Silvis' Photographer Car


I have read your excellent treatise on J.B. Silvis and his Photo Car.

I am a modeler (in HO scale) and have a kit of this car produced many years ago by a company named Red Ball. Checking this kit against photos of the actual car that I have found on the Net, I find that there are some glaring differences which I hope to correct in the build of this kit.

A picture which appears on several websites of the car shows, in the background, a caboose numbered 4. This appears to be the same class of caboose that Silvis made changes to to come up with his car!

Can you advise how I might be able to find the specs or drawings of that class? ...

—Dave Sandulli, Woodbury, CT