I mentioned in my thread of my DSP&P 27' boxcar that I'd switched work to a waycar. Here's an update and some pictures. The Denver, South Park, and Pacific was built between 1874 and 1884 from Denver to Gunnison via the South Park & Alpine Tunnel. At Como, midway in between, a line split that headed to Leadville & Breckenridge via Boreas Pass. In 1898, it was merged with a larger company which included the Clear Creek line (the Georgetown Loop) and became the Colorado & Southern. I model 1884 when the road had Mason Bogies, Cooke moguls, UP ownership, and cogdon stacks on every engine. This waycar will end up being a UP built car from 1882 that was painted either white or UP straw yellow. One of these cars with a 13' long car body survives in Silver Plume, Co...although it has been rebuilt with a cupola, new running gear, and it has been resided. This rebuilt version is available from Grandt Line in On3 & HOn3...as well as from Precision Scale and in brass. There were cars as short as 12'4" and as long as 14'11"...one of the long cars survives at the Colorado Railroad museum. In order to obtain the running gear and a few other difficult to build pieces...which have only been offered in On3 once...close to 30yrs ago...I am duplicating in resin, some of the parts from one of those old unbuilt (& rare!) kits. My car will have an interior and I'm scratch building the windows with removable "glass". The portion of the window which should be slideable will be slideable. I regret having already installed castings for the doors...but not enough to rip them out...they are a scale 1" to thick and slightly incorrect. I built the frame from styrene strips and the car sides from scribed sheets...with 0.060" thick strips as spacers to create scale 5" thick walls (except the ends which are 6" thick). I added reinforcements around the window frames and constructed with window frames from 1"x6" strips for the ledges and 1"x2" for the sides. I'll be adding the trim under the ledges later. My abnormal details so far are that I decided to add the truss rods after having the frame completed and glued to the car body...so I used drills to create a slightly less than straight path for the truss rods through the nuts in the endsills to run the length of the car. In future cars...I'll do this in advance. The other abnormal details are the windows. I'd planned to make sandwiches for the windows...0.010" thick outer layers and a 0.005" thick middle. The outer layers would be 0.040" thick on the top & bottom and 0.060" thick on the sides (fit into a space in between the vertical frame pieces to allow sliding). The inner layer would then be 0.005"x 0.020" on the bottom and 0.005"x0.040" on the sides to create a pocket for 0.005" thick clear styrene "glass". The total sandwich would be a scale 1.25" thick. Since 0.005" strips aren't available...I've decided to use 0.010" thick pieces in the center. I've constructed the outer portions of the window frames and one of the movable portions of the windows. My plans are to complete the other three window panes...then the back side of the frames. Then complete the 4 stationary window panes. Once these are complete...I'll probably form & install the grab irons/end rails. I'm then torn as to whether to build my roof next or switch to the underframe. I'll probably work on the underframe...running gear first and then the brake rigging. I'm toying with the idea of making functional leaf springs. I already have my fascina strips formed...so I'll need to heat up a piece of styrene and form in to serve as an arched roof. I'll also build a support structure under the roof which will probably keep the roof on due to friction. I've toyed with the idea of using a screw or two to attach the roof as I don't have a permanent layout...and won't for a few years. This car will, eventually, be receiving the correct Link & Pin couplers from Coronado Scale Models.