Wondering if someone can identify this WP-PFE reefer, or any of the parts if it's scratch-built. A friend gifted it to me, sans wheels. It has a wood body, card-stock sides, and some metal detail parts. I adapted it to O-gauge with Marx 3/16 trucks. The SP-PFE reefer is a Marx tin 3/16 car for comparison.
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Mid Gage, perhaps?
Mark in Oregon
The PFE car is a tin plate 3/16 inch Marx. The Western Pacific looks like scratch or kit built using printed cardboard, wood, or tinplate sides with Marx 3/16 inch trucks and couplers. These are O gauge.
OOPS!! Sorry Ace. Should have read your post more carefully. Looks like you already had the info I gave you.
Checking the NASG website of the older manufactures, the closest I could come by is Cleveland (C-D Models.)
The car above is also at the mercy of the builder's abilities, and he may have just used the sides or built up a kit. The car's construction comes close, but not exact to the one pictured on the NASG site, which was built by a modeler that super-detailed his equipment.