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Any ideas who built this one?
On 5/18/2022 12:57 AM, Ed Hawkins wrote:
May 17, 2022, at 9:51 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Thanks! Interestingly, the decal
sheet with the early version of the F&C kit has
decals for MAWX 5035. There are three sets of data, but
no additional numbers to allow for numbering in the
series posted below. That is, with one extra 5035, there
are not enough duplicate numbers to number the car sides
anything but 5035 without looking for additional
decals. It does have car end
decals for MAWX 5030, 5033, and 5035. The car # pictured
in in the instructions is 5032, but there are no decals
for that car number in the kit.
MAWX 5034-5058 dry ice cars built 10-47 by Despatch Shops,
Inc., were similar to conventional steel refrigerator cars
from an overall outward appearance to include roof hatches at
each corner. The side swing doors with 8 hinges (4 per door)
were significantly different than the various hinges used by
PFE, URTX, ART, and many others. The rotating part of the
hinges attached to the doors were long, narrow steel plate
that extended horizontally from the door edge to nearly the
center. Bob’s Photo has a photo of MAWX 5049 taken in July
1952 & Arnold Menke’s collection has MAWX 5040 taken ca.
use this message to note a fat-finger typo on my previous
reply in which the 6-car series for ACF lot 2427 should be
MAWX 5028-5033, built 4-42.