Re: GN 1948 Box Cars
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Two points about the IMRC 12 panel 10’ IH cars.
To date, no one has provided a commercial model of such an IDE-2 end, even though when compared to the IDE-1 they are almost as numerous as the IDE-1.
Two or three summers ago Bill Welch provided a tease here of a clinic he was putting together, either for St. Louis or Lyle. In the photo accompanying his posting he included a picture of several ends he was preparing as part of his clinic. One of these was an IDE-2! I inquired as to how he had fabricated it. Bill gracefully responded, stating he had fabricated these ends by taking a pair of ends from an Accurail refrigerator cars, then slicing and dicing to create the proper 4/3 ends with the flattened underside of the top rib.
I’ve got the fabrication for a set of these underway . . . . . learning how to clean up the original Accurail castings to where they’ll make good masters; I’ve got a ways to go.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Staffan Ehnbom
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] GN 1948 Box Cars
Forgot the photo!