Re: tank car running boards
Tim O'Connor wrote:
Look again, Tim. The earlier drawings show a CROSS-SECTION of the running board with wood grain. I hope that convinces you that it is not steel. The drawing you cite is indeed a 1941 drawing, but look at the prior ones. Or do you think the 1-3/4-inch minimum thickness refers to steel, either solid or grid? No running board made of steel was ever that thick.
And you can quit trying to be insulting by saying "if you say so." That implies you doubt it is true, but the drawings are right there for anyone to see.
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