First post - so I apologize if this one has already been asked and answered (my search fu can be pretty poor...). In any case, my 13 year old son and I have decided we wanted to try our hand at modeling a pretty realistic layout as follows:
- PRR freight train that you would see in the Western Pennsylvania area preferably in the Pittsburgh area
- Time frame would be mid-ish 1940s at the latest
- We are figuring one line would be to haul hoppers for coal/limestone
- One line for general freight with a mix of boxcars, a reefer or two, a tank car or two and a couple of gondolas
We are planning on making the line as realistic as possible with the exception of practicality for using 3-rail and neither of us want to triple the time invested to get it to 100 percent. In any case, I have been able to find any number of higher quality stock for most of my cars and have gone pretty heavy into the Atlas O "steam era classic" line. This line covers most everything I need with the exception of gondolas. Zip, nada, nothing in PRR gondolas. Any suggestions on where I can find higher quality gondolas?