Re: Atlas 40' USRA rebuild


water.kresse@...
 

The C&Os 1919 built box cars had 12" channels vs. the fishbelly center sills.



Al Kresse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Denis F. Blake" <dblake7@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 1:48:53 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Atlas 40' USRA rebuild

Yes they do.  In another shot I had seen of the car the sides appeared to be
of welded construction.  Paul, thanks for the shot and clearing this up.

I guess I don't have to rebuild any more Accurail cars.

Denis Blake
North Hamlet Shops, OH

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Krueger" <kruegerp@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 10:44 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Atlas 40' USRA rebuild


The sides appear to be riveted in this photo.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5634/atlashoscaleunitedstate.jpg

Paul
Seattle, WA

--- In STMFC@..., "Denis F. Blake" <dblake7@...> wrote:

The acl cars were riveted.  The new car from Atlas appears to be a welded
side car.  It is hard to tell from the photos so I may be wrong.
Regardless
though, the acl cars were riveted construction.

Denis Blake
North Hamlet Shops, OH
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Golden" <golden1014@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2009 12:37 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Atlas 40' USRA rebuild


Tim,

Going from the photo only, it's looking real good for an ACL
46000-series
rebuilt USRA DS box car.  Door, ends, and number of panels are OK. The
height and width will probably be "OK" (considering the source). The
big
question will be the roof--I can't dtermine what kind of roof the pilot
model has, but if it is accurate for ACL then it should be Murphy. C&WC
had a few of these rebuilds as well.  I can send you a photo off-line
if
you're interested.

FYI, Sunshine did this ACL car last year.

John Golden
Bloomington, IN



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