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Re: CB&Q box car questions
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I’m sending Clark three Mainline Modeler article on the XM-32 series offline, together with an unpublished article I wrote on super-detailing an Intermountain kit into a XM-32A. That’s probably more than he wants to know.
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O Fenton Wells
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:01 PM
Re: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q box car questions
Thanks Nelson, appreciate that
On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:
CB&Q #81 trucks were Barber S-2 stabilized.
Clark according to my Burlington Bulletin the 32000 was an XM 32 and had AAR double Truss trucks and the 17000-17799 was an X32B and had A-3 ride control trucks. 17800-18399 was
also an XM 32B and had a type 81 truck but if there is an explanation for this truck in the Bulletin, I missed it. The truck looks like a Barber Stabilized truck. But I will never qualify as a freight car truck expert
I recently picked up two RTR CB&Q box cars. One Intermountain 32000 series and one Branchline Trains 17000 series. I don’t have a lot
of info on these cars and would like to make them as correct as I can.
The BLT car may be good, except for the trucks that ‘might’ be ASF Ride Control A-3s?
Looks like the IM car needs a wood running board, 8 rung ladders and possible P2K trucks?
If these assumptions are correct, I would like to know what hand brakes would be appropriate.
Mason City Iowa
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