Funero & Camerlengo XAe Steel Automobile Boxcar Kit, HO Scale, Reading Roman Decals
Finely-detailed Craftsman Kits of Distinctive American Freight Cars by Funaro and Camerlengo
In 1937, XMv boxcars were constructed in the shops of the Reading Company. These cars were essentially duplicates of the XAra/XAd design, but with new 4/5 dreadnaught ends and an inside height of only 10 feet.
The XAe cars of 1939 followed the XMv. They were simply a 10’ inside height, double door, automobile variation of the XMv. Since the auxiliary door was always fixed in the closed position, these “Automobile” cars were, functionally, single door boxcars. It was not until 1956 that six cars had their auxiliary doors made functional automobile cars.
Kit features: Unpainted cast-resin pieces, decals, detailed instructions, and all details, except trucks and couplers (sold separately by Micro-Mark).
Assembly requires only simple tools, but some model building experience is recommended.
Color: Boxcar Red/Brown
Time Span: 1939 - early 1960s
F&C kit no. 8395