Re: Modernizing an HO Branchline wood reefer

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>


The hand brake was changed to a Klasing version like that included in
the P2K Mather box car kits. In the photo you posted, you can see
the gearing mechanism peeking above the eaves on the end. There was
also small vertical straps added below the bottom door hinges. When
I covered these cars in Essential Freight Cars, I modernized the
stock Branchline car, but not as modern as you are seeking as I did
not add the side sill reinforcement.

Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
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