Re: Report from PRR Meeting

Bill Welch

Thank you Bruce and Eric

I am personally pleased to see the 36-foot cars. These shorter cars and the 50-foot cars together made up about 14% of the XM car fleet in the USA in the post-WWII era. I am impressed that F&C has modeled the "booties" that were applied to many cars built with "hat-section" braces. I am still trying to figure how to model this feature on the four ex-PRR R7 FGE reefers I am building.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "Bruce F. Smith" <smithbf@...> wrote:

Bill, Folks,

A number of STMFC listers were there including yours truly. Lots of interesting stuff going on and great models in the model room. One of the highlights was indeed F&C with 2 new PRR models, the G28 and X26. I got to their table about 4 hours after the vendor room opened and all of the G28s were gone. The X26 represents a modernized car with "cap plates" over the ends of the side braces. In addition, they had a recently released READING 36' XMp with wood or steel doors and with roof hatches/floor hopper for Hershey Cocoa service. F&C also announced the pending re-release of their 36' rebuilt New Haven boxcar as a one-piece body. They were also publicly mentioning the release of a PRR G29 in a few weeks and another PRR car in a few months.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
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Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 5:15 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Report from PRR Meeting

Just curious if anyone on the list was at the PRR meeting this past weekend and if so can they report on new Funaro & Camerlengo kits? In addition to the new PRR kits they are advertising I see they have another new 36-foot boxcar kit.

Thank you!

Bill Welch

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