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In the early years of the 1900`s, Hudson produced car frames to three basic patterns: built-up, Continental and Bow Frame. The Bow frame would later become the basis for the famous Rugga design, but at the time of the 1915 catalog there were differences which included frame widths that varied by gauge and several different axlebox choices. This particular model uses a frame designed for 20`gauge railways with plain bearings (also known as Colonial bearings). The Brick Drying Car was intended to be used in brick factories to store the newly cast bricks while they dried before firing. In time many of these cars were used for other drying activities such as drying fruits, drying plant fibers and drying wool. Some were even converted to be used on maple syrup production railways or firewood lines. The substances being dried were placed on wooden frames that would fit into the racks. This car is designed to use HO scale 36" diameter wheelsets with 0.970" pointed axles. The axleboxes are a separate sprue and they can be mounted to provide either of the two standard wheelbases: 22" and 27".