Re: Was a 7-ft box car door really . . .
Dennis,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You are correct the left hand side... 3^) But you're also correct right hand as you are looking at it from the inside out and I have done that pleanty of times in my life. I never realized there was a name for the "channel" I just know I tore a lot of shit sleeve on them as they were so often damage from some guy trying to pry the door open there... 3^)
From: soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Thu, Nov 10, 2011 7:17 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Was a 7-ft box car door really . . .
--- In STMFC@..., tgregmrtn@... wrote:
Right hand edge? Maybe when looking from inside the car. Normal US usage is to have the door open to the right, with the LEFT edge fitting into a pressed steel channel.
The RIGHT edge of the door, looking from the outside, has a formed hook shaped strip called the spark guard, a name that dates back to the days of steam, that engages a similar hook mounted on the car side at the edge of the door opening, to provide a rain and yes, cinder proof seal. Modelers don't need to worry about these parts as they are never seen, always hidden behind the door.
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