Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
On 11 November Dennis Storzek wrote, in part:
"Aluminium is a favorite for CNC machining of cavities because it cuts easy and doesn't break small cutters. The old Front Range line was completely aluminum tooling. It is slightly harder than brass and more easily repaired by welding."
Curious. Several of Accurail's earlier cars are a close match for Front Range models. Were these cars recut with new dies by Accurail, or is the old aluminum still holding up?