Rusty - I saw it posted on an O-27 post from a few years ago that some Lionel O-27 double doors scale out to S nearly exactly (like the Industrial Rail caboose). Can you clarify for me that it's these Lionel cars?
My local used shop sells them for like 5-10 bucks if this is the correct car.
Yep, that's the one. It's a continuation of the Lionel Scout boxcar from the 1950's
I have converted one to scale. The green unlettered body came from the "Black Cave Express" set.
The underfame is from Downs Models (no longer available) added some American Models parts and modified the side sill. I just put Styrene strips where the rivets would be because rivet decals weren't available in the late 1980's. It's not a "fine scale" model by any means, but it does provide some variety:
When the 3-foot rule is applied, it pretty much blends in with other cars.