Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
A&Y Dave in MD
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Looking at the price difference, and the fact that 50's era schemes dominate so I would have to reletter at best and likely strip and repaint then reletter, I am content to put in a pre-order for undecs. My dealer (Ray @ Pro Custom Hobbies) indicated they accepted the orders despite the TBD status.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:17:35 PM, you wrote:
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
Please be aware, that at least based on the artwork displayed by Intermountain, the brakes on these prospective car releases are incorrect.
The artwork (and description) indicates that these cars use the RC patch panel tooling, which, to the best of my knowledge, was only done for the mid-production (1928) body X29 by RC. Although not clear, the artwork appears to show plate ends, which is expected. The artwork also show a transverse early AB reservoir. These were only applied to the 1932 or later production X29s which are distinguished by the application of Dreadnaught ends. Subsequent plate end X29 conversions to AB brakes utilized the more well known AB reservoir, hung longitudinally under the carbody. Thus the offering by IM is incorrectly detailed with respect to the type and location of the brake reservoir (and some minor differences with brake levers as well).
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
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