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From the Santa Fe Modeler's Listing of Freight Cars by Class and Car Number there were in 1953 the following number of cars in the respective number series.
RR-27 # 4200-4248. 48 cars
RR-27 # 18000-18499 0 cars, but there are cars in this series in 1956
RR-27 # 34500-34950 441 cars
On May 22, 2017, at 8:47 PM, tyesac@...
To: STMFC <STMFC@...
Sent: Mon, May 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Subject: [STMFC] SFRD reefer classes
At a train show a couple weekends ago I picked up a Longs Drug Store/IM
SFRD reefer kit. The car has a reweigh of 40 and has the R-27 class. In the box
was a Plano running board set for the R-28, 32 class. I know nothing about Santa
Fe reefers (probably wrote the class wrong?) Anyways, the kit instructions say
to use different platforms around the hatches on these different classes.
My questions is: Is there any other differences between these classes? The
Plano parts represent steel running boards while the model has wood with the
hatch doors opening toward the end of the car. I would like the car to represent
a car in the late 40s to 50 era. I will reweigh the car with a newer date and
could just as well re-class it if the Plano parts will work?
All advice is appreciated!
Mason City Iowa