Re: ORER lookup help

Richard Townsend

Thanks for this information. It pretty clearly indicates the decline in numbers of these cars. While it might be asking for a lot, I would really like to see the SRLX 15000, 15800, and 25000 series cars from the 1959 and 1960 editions of the ORER. I have the 1/59 edition, so I'm one-eighth of the way there.

I do not know of any HO models of the 15000 series cars. It is possible to kitbash one from the Walthers meat reefer kit. The hard part is the doors with two latch bars and unusual hinges. I have not solved the hinge problem myself, but Stan Rydarowicz did for some of his products. I don't know how he did it.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 4:42 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ORER lookup help

In July 1972

SRLX   1000-15799     17 cars 36 foot RAM brine tank refrigerators
SRLX 15800-24999       6 cars 36 foot RSM ice reefers
SRLX 25000-24099     39 cars 56 foot RPM mechanical reefers (rebuilt ice reefers)

The 15000 series ice reefers - Has anyone ever produced an HO scale model for these cars?

Tim O'Connor

On 7/24/2021 10:49 AM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:
By 1966 the General American reefer fleet is really dwindling.  This is the second of two pages and mostly SRLX.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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