I no longer remember, after all these years, where I came upon the readymade cars that became the basis of this bit of AP&G rolling stock and its companion livestock car. Using them as the basis of an inexpensive detailing project that soon developed into a very different model, I laminated planking to the roof, added grab irons, a brake wheel, and link-and-pin couplers. Since I now had Bill Newkirk's wonderful logo for the AP&G, I used it on a decal instead of the old-time Lettraset rub-on letters used on the other car. After putting on the decals, I weathered this truss-rodded car with chalk and an airbrush.
Both freight cars appeared in my February 1979 photo-article in Railroad Modeler — "Make Mine an Old Timer."