Re: Evergreen--hat section? And more?

Aley, Jeff A

I'll start by saying that I know very little about how Evergreen styrene is manufactured.

However, it seems that making hat- or Z- sections WITH AN ACCEPTABLY THIN cross-section would be very very difficult.



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:46 PM
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Evergreen--hat section? And more?

Z-channel! CB&Q used Z-channel instead of hat channel for framing
single-sheathed boxcars. Up to now, the only scratchbuilding option is to
build them up from individual strips of styrene.

Nelson Moyer

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Subject: [STMFC] Evergreen--hat section? And more?

It's been suggested that it would be nice if Evergreen made hat section. Can
anyone supply drawings and/or dimensions for this?

I wonder also how standardized hat section was. Any opinions?

Are there other "special shapes" that Evergreen could produce that would be


Edward Sutorik

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