Re: PFE wood ice reefer underframes
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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According to Richard Hendrickson's article in the April 1997 RMJ, the Tichy underframe is not 100% correct for converting the Red Caboose R-30-11/12 cars to R-30-13s. It is a somewhat beefier 40-ton underframe that is correct for the R-40-4 class, which is what Tichy's model is supposed to represent. He did allow it was close enough in HO to pass inspection. There was nothing in his article about brake system differences.
I rebuilt four Red Caboose R-39-11/12s with the Tichy underframe, including one WP/PFE (none of which should have the R-30-11/12 underframes) and the one R-40-6 egg car I could identify as being originally an R-30-13. I was satisfied with the results.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 3:19 AM WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote: