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The straight bottom edges seen on one major rib of SRE ends
existed on MANY freight cars of the postwar era
but the only HO scale model in mass production is Accurail's
version as far as I know. We have talked about it
many times on STMFC over the years. IRC actually makes TWO
different 3/4 10-0 box car ends, but as you
point out neither one has the flattened bottom edge of one major
On 11/18/2020 6:37 PM, Steve Haas wrote:
points about the IMRC 12 panel 10’ IH cars.
- None of the GN 12
panel 10’ IH cars had the long horizontal grab iron; see
Staffan’s photo, and
- The ends included
with the kit are incorrect. The GN 12 panel 10’ IH cars
are what Ed Hawkins has defined as an IDE-2 end. In this
design, the underside of the top major rib does not
descend like the underside of the rest of the major ribs.
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.
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.
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.