American Flyer waffle sided boxcar

Does anyone have one of the American Flyer waffle sided boxcars? In particular I want to see the bottom of the car and find out if the shell is attached to the chassis with 4 screws...one at each corner. This is how the sound boxcar chassis are attached to their shells.

 I have a new AF GN Railsounds boxcar  and would like to switch the shell for a CSX waffle boxcar shell:.

I've done this before with a generic Flyer boxcar but it had no screw holes and I had to fabricate 4 inner corner posts out of wood to attach the Railsounds chassis to the new shell.

So, if you have one of these waffle cars and want to take the time to post a photo thanks in advance. 

Mark

EDIT...COULD YOU ALSO MEASURE THE LENGTH AND WIDTH OF THE FLOOR OF THE WAFFLE CAR? THAT WOULD HELP ME DECIDE IF IT MATCHES THE SOUND BOXCAR FLOOR IN SIZE.

 

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Mark,

The Railsounds chassis will fit just right in the CSX waffle boxcar and the waffle boxcar has the 4 corner posts in the same positions as a Railsounds car.  I measure the "footprint" as 1 20/32 wide by 7 5/8 long in both cars.

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I've already put my Railsounds car in a different shell.  This UPS boxcar is from 2007 so it has the four posts in the corner.  My camera work makes it difficult to see the corners of the CSX boxcar but the "upper" two screws are just visible. The CSX is actually a bit longer because the ends of its shell wrap around the chassis rather than sit "above" the chassis.  You can see that in the 3rd picture.

Craig

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Thanks guys!

Craig, the info you provided is exactly what I needed to know. I'm going to buy the CSX car now that I know it will match perfectly.

Carl, thanks for the truck conversion info but since the sound boxcar chassis has lots of undercarriage stuff like magnets on the axles for the chuff for the sounds I'm gonna leave the factory stuff alone what with the warranty and all that. See Craig's picture above of the Railsounds undercarriage and the stuff on the trucks.

Mark

I received my CSX waffle sided boxcar today and made the switch with the GN Railsounds boxcar shell. Easy-peasy as Craig said. Took all of two minutes to do.

The car looks great. The catalog pictures don't do it justice. I'll post a video of the car in action providing sound for my AF Royal Blue engine and passenger cars. The CSX car will be an express freight car added to the crack passenger train:

The fact that the CSX car and the passenger train were running in real life 80 years apart bothers me not at all. The dark blue color of the CSX car will pair nicely with my repainted Royal Blue set. I might add a small B&O logo to the car...or not.

Now as a bonus I have an additional regular boxcar labeled for the GN to add to my GN set.

Mark

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