Re: UP 40' auto box


mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

UP 471441 was an A-50-7 class car, originally wood sheathed but
rebuilt ca. 1940 into a steel sheathed car. The steel rebuilds kept
the original Bettendorf underframes and 5-5-5 corrugated ends with
two additional corrugations at the top. Roofs were panel steel,
doors were 12' double corrugated, trucks were AAR with spring planks,
running boards were wood, hand brakes were Ajax or Universal, and
couplers were bottom-operated Type E. A kitbash is possible based on
a model of a 10'6" IH AAR standard box car (e.g., Intermountain), but
double doors would have to added and the underframe replaced.
Thank you, Richard. Of course, I'd haved to choose something exotic. In the photo I've seen, it's coupled to a welded SAL B-10 box which is taller than the UP car, so I'd guess the IH to be a bit less than 10'-6". Sounds like an interesting kitbash. But for now, I'll use the Trix car as a stand-in.

Walt Lankenau

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