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Good idea Andy. To make the cut I lay down sharp edged 3M tape
and position a single edge razor blade... on a hard surface and
thwhack! a single blow
makes the cut. :-)
On 7/14/2022 8:17 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
The most common of improved Youngstown steel
doors was the 5/6/6, used in multible widths for nominal
10'6" height box cars. Two common versions of the YSD was as
a 5/6/5 and not as well used, the 4/6/6.
For a 7' wide 5/6/5 YSD, I would not work with
the Southwest Scale Models 6' wide version, as that would
involve two splice lines-one on each side of the center. A
much easier route would be to use a Branchline (Now Atlas)
7' 5/6/6 YSD and simply cuting one panel on the bottom
section. I would remove the panel just below the bottom
horizontal splice line. Whenever I can, I like to make these
changes right on the rib, where the witness line will be
essentially unobserved, just like you would do on Stanray
Murphy panel roofs.
Here's one in 1961 (!) on the M&StL I think.
On 7/14/2022 3:54 PM, nyc3001 . wrote:
guys. This is a 5-6-5 door as in the below photo.
Tim, I'm not sure about 10'6 IH, but after looking a
bit, afaik the CNJ cars might be the only prototype
10' IH.cars with that style of Youngstown door.