Re: Mystery Gondola Kit
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Thanks to all who responded. I will be tracking down all of the suggestions. Andy's description of the cars sides (below) is spot on, right down to the tie down clips. The sides exhibit the characteristics of injection molding; but are a quite flexible, gray plastic.
From: "Andy Carlson midcentury@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Mystery Gondola Kit
Sounds to me that you are describing the National Car Casting NYC 52' fishbelly gondola. If so, it would have tie down clips engraved into the sides. These cars were very similar to the Bethlehem
cars made by Martin Lofton, later P2K. these were cast in a ABS type of plastic. These kit parts were made in Canada my recollection reminds me.