Re: Placards 2

s shaffer

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Placards 2

John Allen once showed us a boxcar that he had rigged up to simulate a hot box.He often put it in trains for guest operators.It consisted of a ramp and a metal ball-.A small red light was hidden under the car.If the car was handled too roughly coupling or in a train,the ball would be dislodged and would roll down the ramp completing the circuit .The light would come on indicating a hot box.Armand Premo

I have one. Walthers offered it as a kit some years ago. Around the same time as the peanut car, beer can tank car, Jail Box...

Steve Shaffer

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