Ah yes.I just discovered my yet to be completed Swift reefer kit bash in
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my "junk box".I am afraid that model will never get trucks or
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From: "cvsne" <mjmcguirk@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:31 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Wood Swift Reefers
John Nehrich kitbashed these cars into Armour and Swift reefersduring the
late 1980s. See "Here's the beef - HO meat reefers from a Life-Like car",
Model Railroader, August 1987, p 52.Although I'm sure that issue is out of print, I believe the article
was republished in a Kalmbach book on modeling freight cars a few
years ago. Same book inlcudes Andy Sperandeo's article on detailing
Athearn's old ATSF caboose.
I also did a lot of that kind of "stuff" back then in the "dark days"
of the 1970s and 80s -- I remember kitbashing a TMI "Outside braced"
(that's what it said on the box, and I never figured out what it
really was . . . don't really care now!) boxcar into a CV 40000-
series car. Meant building new ends, roof, doors, and underframe, and
adding individual details to the sides.) I've built better since, but
I treasure that model.
Although I'm thankful every day for the likes of Westerfield,
Sunshine, IRC, RC, P2K, Branchline, etc . . . sometimes I miss
the "good old days . . ." but not TOO much .
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