Re: File /Lowering Intermountain Truck Bolsters.doc uploaded #file-notice

Richard Remiarz


It adds more problems.  The molded center sill and bolsters on the IMWX/Red Caboose underframe are much thinner (~ 0.050") than on the Intermountain cars.  The lower 0.045" of the center sill and bolsters is molded on the bottom of the floor on the IMWX/Red Caboose cars (see attached photo).  Using this underframe on an Intermountain car requires shimming the underframe 0.045".  I learned this the hard way when I tried to use an IMWX/Red Caboose on a riveted PS-1 kitbash using an Intermountain 10' 6" boxcar.

Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] File /Lowering Intermountain Truck Bolsters.doc uploaded #file-notice
Assuming one had a spare IMWX/Red Caboose underframe available, would it be more straightforward to swap it under the Intermountain carbody, or would that add new problems?

Andrew Jeanes
Kingston, ON

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