Re: Complaint

Jeff Aley - GCD PE <jaley@...>

On Dec 14, 1:37am, wrote:
Subject: [STMFC] Complaint

What size were the knot holes in the decks of USRA flat cars still in
service in the 40s?
They ranged from 1.25 to 2.5 inches. Larger knot holes would have caused
the wood to be a different grade and thus unsuitable for flat car decks.

Coincidentally, for those who model in HO scale, basswood exhibits knots
that are exactly to scale for this application. Therefore we see that (as
usual) wood is the best material to use if one wants to model wood. [**]



[*]: Not really. I made this up.
[**]: I am reminded of the sport of "bear baiting"...

Jeff Aley, Development Engineer
Graphics Components Division
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533

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