Re: inexpensive kit-bash
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.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> 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.
ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
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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.
Santa Fe, NM