Re: grab iron ladders

Gary Ray

Very nice.  How did you do the bolt detail on the brake platform, roofwalk, and roofwalk platform supports? 



Gary Ray

Magalia, CA


From: [] On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] grab iron ladders



For a USRA car I haved used brass styles.  The outer is from one of Pierre’s etched ladders and the inner is strip brass.


Bill PArdie






On Apr 28, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:


I used either Evergreen HO scale 1x2 or 1x3 for the stiles on some CB&Q SS boxcars, don’t remember which. The Q was notorious for using multiple short stile sections on the right side of the end ladders for some classes.  I can dig up the detail if it would help.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:16 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] grab iron ladders


One of the drawbacks for me is making the grab iron ladders on the ends of USRA style box cars. I looked over my stash of Evergreen styrene strips but didn't see anything I really liked. Any advice for the stiles would be appreciated.
CW Propst 



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