Originally published on the old HVL blog November 07, 2012
An article I wrote on the Shorty Hi-Cubes has been quoted by Joe Fugate in the most recent Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine, available for free here.
I love these cars, as they are modern era cars, but short enough to fit onto all model railroads. They’re available in O scale too.
There will be a much longer article available shortly that will be posted here with more information on kit-bashing the cars, and industry options for you to use on your layout. They are not the most common of cars but they really stand out and while they are not in use now, they were in use during the period from the mid 1960s through to the early 2000s.
Have a great day.