Cliff & Duncan
Thanks for your replies.
I had previously found that the LaBelle D&FtW coach was identical to the D&RGW coach, and suspected this was also true of the F&CC coach. You both confirm that the F&CC kit definitely differed. Since I have never seen one, I am wondering when it was offered and why it was dropped? Bit of mystery here.
Cliff - If you have an original box and instructions, could you provide the kit code, and the address that LaBelle was then using? The D&FtW kit is HOn3-20, with the original (?) PO box 22, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 address, and priced at $12.75. Which price was up at least two steps from the $5.95 on my oldest HOn3-2x kit box.
On reexamining the D&FtW coach I find that there is one difference from the D&RG version: In the D&FtW kit both sides have 13 windows, against 12 & 13 for the D&RG. Given what I infer regarding LaBelle's woodworking technology, this is a trivial difference, perhaps simply due to over production of the 13 window side. The two kits have the same window sizes and spacing, and overall side length.
How do the F&CC kit's window's size and spacing and the overall side length compare to the D&RG version?