Re: I have to ask.....1937 AAR "w" question

Schuyler Larrabee

-----Original Message-----
From: Garrett W. Rea [mailto:Garrett.Rea@...]
Subject: [STMFC] I have to ask.....1937 AAR "w" question

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@o...>

Note that the ends on both types had square
corners until late '39/early '40, after which they had W-section
posts and round-cornered ends.
Richard et al:

OK, now that this has been posted, I am really going to stick
my neck out and ask something that has bugged me for about
eight years.

What exactly is this difference? I have looked at both
versions of the prototype and models and I just do not see
it? The only thing I can see are some are flat at the
bottom, others have a small triangle at the bottom, but a "W"?

Honestly, I am terrible at having something "described" to me
or told "it looks like a man's hat but upside down (etc)" and
making sense of it, so I am sure that is at play here.


Garrett Rea
Nashville, TN
Garrett, you aren't alone (or at least, you weren't 8^) ) because this can
take a while to sort out.

Square corners are, uh . . .square. A regular corner like on your house.

A "W" corner has two corners, with an inverted corner between them. OK, look at
it in plan view. One side of the W is fastened to the side, the other side of
the W is fastened to the end. Kind of like a pleat between the side and the

l l
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Forgive the space between the vertical part (the side, as I 'drew' it) and the
horizontal part (the end as I 'drew' it). Do you see the W making the corner?


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