I have acquired some spare parts from a LGB streamliner coach (roof and endwall mouldings). My intent is to make a ‘generic’ single door baggage car based on the converted streamliner coaches, to run with my Genesis set. The roof moulding as represented by LGb is inaccurate but suited to my purposes. My main question relates to how common these were as regards regular traffic use. Photographs abound up to recent dates, so they were in usage.
The car will only represent the type and will be a combination of LGB parts and sheet styrene. Trucks, by necessity, will be modern freight type, as suitable alternatives seem financially unavailable. I am not really fazed by using the incorrect truck type. On completion I will then need to source suitable decals.
I am thinking a one-piece rigid body/underframe configuration, with possibly a small underside cutout hatch at the entry door end to install window glazing to the two entry doors. The main doors will be the modern roller/shutter door style for simplicity.