Re: 40-foot FGE steel reefers

Greg Martin

I see a whole new series of SHAKE N TAKE... YIPPEE! Bill, are you listening? Now if we can get Dennis to do the NWX wood car with the plug doors...

Greg Martin

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From: soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
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Sent: Tue, May 11, 2010 2:00 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: 40-foot FGE steel reefers

--- In STMFC@..., "al_brown03" <abrown@...> wrote:

It's listed on the Walthers site -- "adv. res." for all roadnames -- but not on Accurail's own. A forthcoming kit?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.
Yes, plug door version also. Walthers got the info for the 2011 catalog, due out next October; we haven't put any info up because I didn't think Walthers was going to put it up this early. At this point, we are likely looking at a October release. The plug door car will be 8500 series SKU's, and will likely be out first.

The plug door car is specifically a WFEX car (don't have the numbers handy) but FGEX and BREX both had similar cars. spotting features include diagonal panel roof, improved Dreadnaught ends with the one "squished" rib, and plain lapped side sheets with single rivet rows.

The swing door car will have the same roof and ends; most likely double rivet rows (hat section posts).

As planned now, both cars will have acetal sill steps and brake rodding, like our gondola kit.

Now, I need to get back to work on them.

Dennis Storzek
Accurail, Inc.

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