Re: A B&M USRA composite gon at a coal mine in West Virginia (undated)
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Thanks, Ben, I missed the transition in the thread. Chuck’s model was very good and I appreciated his inclusion of the prototype photo.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2021 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] A B&M USRA composite gon at a coal mine in West Virginia (undated)
Schuyler Larrbee asked:
"Hey, isn’t that B&M composite very close to the Walthers gon that was getting so much disrespect on this list a week or so ago? Certainly in the “close enough” category."
No. There was a minor threadjack during that conversation - the Monon model Chuck Cover posted was NOT based on the Walthers steel car in question, but on a Walthers flat injection-molded composite gon based on the USRA 40 ft gon. If you use that kit with Dreadnaught ends, you'd get a model that's close to this prototype.
However, the Walthers/Varney/AHM/Rivarossi/Cox/Bachamnn steel gon is nowhere close to the car in question.