Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Five
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Bill, your .020 rod for the train line is actually the correct size. And yes, you do need fewer links in that chain, and if you can find some prototype photos that show this, you may find that some of them should be longer, oval links. As it is, it would benefit from gently squeezing the links you have to make them less round and more oval.
From the prototype drawings I’ve acquired from ACF, the chain typically seems to have one link about 5-6” long at each end, plus another in the middle with perhaps two shorter links, 3-4”, joining everything together.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
When assembling the brake system on a house car my goal is to make it look accurate when viewed from the side and take as a given it is always in shadow. I want to be able to "see through" places where there should be daylight like the chain links, rods, and clevices and that components are generally the correct shape and in the correct place. When viewed from the bottom of the car I don't much care how it looks.