Re: Missing links

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Tim O'Connor wrote:
No one has done a mass production RTR USRA single sheathed box car. Not that I think they should, but it's strange no one has done it.
An awful lot of the original USRA single-sheathed cars were rebuilt by WW II, and the market for pre-war cars is less than for postwar cars. InterMountain has assembled the Tichy reefers for RTR sale, so they could presumably do the USRA box too, but maybe they doubt the market. That leaves the rebuildsk, and again there are Tichy parts which could be assembled for RTR. But here, the problem is the variety from road to road. That's why the rebuilds are good resin candidates.

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