Re: 6 Dome wine tank cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
If some of those are reefers, I hope you're planning on cutting down the dimensions before you assemble them, as the SS reefers were WAY oversize, especially in height (but length, too, IIRC). My experience (now many years ago) is that you could usually keep the lettering on the sides approximately in the right location by trimming them very carefully to fit a car body that was appropriately reduced to scale size.
Yes, several Silver Streak kits are oversize. In addition to the reefers, the SP caboose, otherwise a pretty accurate model, is almost 10% oversize.
Could they have been using a scale rule for OO by mistake? <g>

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