Re: Troop Sleepers
Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D. <smithbf@...>
MR published a drawing of a Troop Sleeper converted to a service carI found it last night...turns out my MR collection goes back that far!
There are more than several troop cars still in existence, at least thatThanks for the info! Anyone with photos of these - please post 'em!
How about photos documenting the underframe structure and brake systems?I will - I already have several photos, but I did not have my flash that
day so they are all a little dark of the underbody detail. The steam lines
are far more intricate than on the troop sleeper in MR.
Bruce, if that's the same Cannonball kit I saw at Mitchells last fall,Well, I thought that the cars were "reasonable" and a whole lot cheaper
than brass. Yeah, the rivets are about the size of cheeseburgers, but I
don't have time to scratchbuild those car sides right now...maybe I will in
a couple of years.
Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D.
Scott-Ritchey Research Center
334-844-5587, 334-844-5850 (fax)
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