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These ends are not only good for the Monon. The Soo
Line had composite
gondolas with these ends (e.g. SOO #64341) as well.
Paul is correct that the Shops was the name of Chad's Monon model
business. As a Monon modeler myself, I benefited a great deal from
his creativity and I have too many of his kits to count. Chad did
offer the spiral ends to retrofit the Intermountain USRA gon. I
have a few pairs, but the part was rather thick as a resin casting.
After seeing Jack Burgess's clinic at Naperville last year, I was
inspired to 3D model the ends and have Shapeways print them. You
can see them here if you want a set:
Monon Spiral Gondola End by MononInMonon on