Re: New Walthers USRA based cars


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 05:24 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:

- dang, look at those boards! SMH

I'll say... on the double sheathed cars, too!

https://www.walthers.com/40-usra-wood-boxcar-ready-to-run-undecorated

https://www.walthers.com/40-early-wood-reefer-ready-to-run-undecorated


They've made the same mistake that Train Miniature made fifty or so years ago, they read the call out on the drawing that the sheathing is "5-1/4" D&M" and didn't realize that the 5-1/4" siding has a center groove, meaning that the grooves should be spaced 2-5/8" apart. In actuality, it looks like the design and engineering  for these new cars was limited to measuring some old Train Miniature bodies.

Dennis Storzek

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