Re: Atlas Release
You're kidding right?
We did this rebuilt car as a group build on the SHAKE_N_TAKE list in the spring of 2014 using ends and sills cast by Aaron Gjermundson as a mini kit ($10.50). You needed to add a fishbelly underframe from ACCURAIL, brake components, ladders and other readily available details. Decide which AAR 1937 12' IH AAR car you wanted to use as a core kit, I used the Branchline/Atlas kit.
John if I am not mistaken you have the parts for the conversion.
There are still mini kit available still at $10.50 that Aaron ran so if you are interested let me know as we also have the ends and sills for the Rock Island/CNW~CMO car as well. I have the instruction still in my Drop Box for the Santa Fe car.
My Santa Fe car is complete and headed into the shop for weathering along with this year's Rock Island double door boxcar tomorrow.
The ATLAS kit might be good S_N_T fodder as the roof and shallow sills looks like it might work for a DL&W #48002 series car but I can't confirm the underframe as I have only an overhead shot of the car. The conversion would include new 7/8 ends, extended sides (4 scale inches)and new side panel layout. But a forty dollar price tag is just a bit over a reasonable budget, I might be better off making a new roof for the Tichy car and suffer from more sensible cost.
40 bucks go figure...
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