match - Westerfield
kit #7953. The
Westerfield kit is a flat cast resin kit that requires above average
skills to assemble. Not recommended for those with little kit
enough stand in model'. Red Caboose X-29 boxcars are close in
dimensions. Get the kit with dreadnaught ends. Though this car is not
very accurate, it's overall height and general appearance may be
close enough for most modellers not wanting to tackle the Westerfield kit.
The Westerfield kit comes with decals, however the length of the
CANADA SOUTHERN RY. lettering is very short and condensed in the
early runs - not sure if the later ones were corrected or not. CDS
Lettering dry transfer set
produced from railroad drawings as well as Aberdeen Car Shops decal.
No match, so a low height car (Weaver X-29) could be used as a
starting point. Protocraft plans to offer a resin kit for the CASO boxcar.
transfer lettering set: CDS
Lettering has set
#654 available in N,
HO, S, O & G scale - though CDS was sold to Ozark Miniatures in Utah - some sets are now
sold out or in short supply.
Aberdeen Car Shops
has a decal for the boxcars in HO scale - CASO-8701. Protocraft in O scale: CASO-1.
I have very little detailed information on the Michigan Central/Canada
Southern wood boxcars that operated from 1880 to the early 1940's.
There are a couple of NYC and MCRR wood boxcar kits from Silver Crash
Car Works that are correct, but appear to be no longer available
Accurail 36' wood boxcar is available for the Canada Southern.
lettered for Michigan Central is a Canada Southern car ( Michigan
Central boxcars in the 2xxxx series are Canada Southern assigned cars
House offers a dry
transfer to cover some of the early wood cars. The set number is #7568-01 and is
available in N, HO, S and O scales.