I recently picked up a used N&W 4-8-2 K3, which means it's time to grab some coal cars and a caboose. I'm looking for cars that were pre-1950s (the K3s were sold off mid-40's but I don't want to be too picky). I've been trying to research what coal hoppers were used in this period, and it seems that rolling stock is not as widely documented as locomotives are, at least online
Does anyone here have suggestions? Also, Lionel is selling a non-scale 6-pack of N&W 70-ton hoppers, are these close enough to scale that they can be pulled by the K3? Would these fit into the time period?
Thanks for your input