Re: F&C Kits: accuracy


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
ACL 41'6" War Emergency composite gondolas, series 93600-93899, later rebuilt with steel sides. This kit also is good for SP's large fleet of WE gondolas likewise rebuilt with steel sides
Comments: these were all lettered T&NO (or TNO after 1958) until well after 1961, so only "SP" in that sense. Quite a few were indeed rebuilt with steel sides (almost half the fleet), but that didn't start until the late 1950s. The F&C wood-side version is fine for the T&NO cars; many went to scrap in the '60s in that form.

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