Re: [STMFC] Atlantic & East Carolina 1937 AAR Boxcar
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I obtained two factory decorated A&EC boxcars as I'm always on the lookout for some “y'all” road freight equipment to add to my N&W Shenandoah Valley line model railroad.
I consulted Ed Hawkins' chart on 1937
AAR boxcars and learned these cars were obtained from Southern
Railway and had four alternating rivets per side sheet for mounting
interior vertical members to facilitate side lining. Bill Welch
pointed out there were also rivets on the ends of the car. Ed was
also kind enough to supply a prototype photo and mentioned plans for
these cars could be found in Southern
Railway Equipment Drawings and Photographs, Volume 1, Book 1, 40'
published by SRHA. As luck would have it I owned this book having
purchased it at the Cocoa Beach bash several years ago. The drawings
for the side and end of the car showed the additional rivet
removed the cast on side and end grab irons, as well as the ladder
rungs. I left the cast on stiles, retainer, retainer line, brake
housing, brake step and brake rod. In hind sight, had I been able to
find decals I would have substituted InterMountain or Red Caboose
ends which would have allowed use of better details.
is no rivet detail on the ends of the Yardmaster cars. There should
be a strip of rivets at the very bottom of the end, as well as in the
middle where the two sheets are joined together. I added these
rivets with decals from MicroMark.
drilled four holes per side sheet and used Tichy .020 rivets. I used
Plastruct .010 styrene rod for the ladder rungs, and Tichy 18 inch
drop grabs for the sides and ends. A-Line Style B sill steps, Kadee
Miner Hand brake and Plano Morton Running Board were used based on
the information in Ed's reference chart. I had a terrible time with
the latitudinals in mounting the board to the brass frame and then to
the car. Detail Associatates uncoupling levers were added on each
had pointed out in the photo he sent the trust plate on the car had
been removed since the cars were paid for, but the mounting rivets
were still visible. I again used Tichy .020 rivets to add this
detail on each car.
used Tahoe Model Works 40 Ton ARA trucks.
to all to offered information and suggestions on these cars.
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 3:07 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote: