Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 110193 Truss Rod boxcar

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

Really nice build, Bill!


Elden Gatwood


From: <> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:18 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 110193 Truss Rod boxcar


CB&Q 110193 Truss Rod boxcar is a Westerfield kit. My modeling date is Oct. 1955 and by then these were probably all gone but I occasionally cheat and so the car has a re-weigh date in 1952. The underframe has not been glued as yet so the body is not yet sitting firmly nested on the U/F. I have also not yet attached the brake wheel. To help keep the turnbuckles taught as well as provide more comfort for someone "riding the rods" a wood plank has been lodged through the four turnbuckles on each side of the underframe. The scratch built Running Board and Latitudinals will receive replacement boards after sandpaper is used to peel some paint up.

Bill Welch

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