Re: URTX reefers (was: reefer pix)

Gregg Mahlkov <mahlkov@...>

Mike and list,

When InterMountain first entered the N scale market, I called them about obtaining parts and in a fairly wide ranging discussion, I-M freely admitted that many cars were "approximations", that is, if the car length and door width were the same, the scheme might well be offered. The first GN boxcar was cited as an example.

So, InterMountain makes no public committment to absolute accuracy.

Gregg Mahlkov

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Brock" <brockm@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] URTX reefers (was: reefer pix)

Phil Buchwald writes:

Now, I purchased an Intermountain R-40-23 kit, lettered for URTX
and numbered 37193. I impulse bought it, assuming that it was
correctly lettered; my understanding was that Intermountain only did
prototype paint schemes.
Well....I hate to be the first one to tell you
this...but...uh...Intermountain is not ruled by prototypically correct paint
schemes. In fact, the R-40-23 is a very good model
R-40-23...which was built for PFE in rather large numbers and is an
important car in the PFE fleet. NP had a much smaller number of clones of
the R-40-23. Other than that...

Mike Brock

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