Re: inexpensive kit-bash

Mont Switzer



Chad Boas told me Shapeways offers the ends in their line.  Should be a drop in replacement.




Montford L. Switzer


Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.


(765) 836-2914


From: <> On Behalf Of John Barry
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] inexpensive kit-bash


Nice job Chuck. 


Thank you for the end view on the prototype.  I too have a couple pairs of the spiral ends that I intend to modify the Intermountain car.  We discussed these Monon cars a couple years ago.




John Barry


ATSF North Bay Lines 

Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

Lovettsville, VA




PO Box 44736 

Washington, DC 20026-4736



On Monday, August 10, 2020, 06:44:27 PM EDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:





I purchased an old Walthers gondola kit at the PRRT&HS for a dollar back in 2019.  I was not sure what I would do with it, but it was a bargain.  One of my operators had some Shapeways spiral gondola ends made and he gave a set to me.   I wondered if I could use them, so I did a little research.  I found a Monon gondola that I though fit the bill.  Not much to describe here, I built the kit substituting the Shapeways ends and adding some details such as some standard underbody brake and end details.  The decals are from Tichy.


Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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