Re: Those pesky 40-foot FGE/WFE/BRE/NX steel reefers


Or Accurail could introduce a "premium" line without the grabs, ladders etc molded on in limited quantities then re-cut the dies to add the modled on parts. Since most who want the cars without the details use wire for grabs and ladders, IMHO, it would not be necessary to include these parts.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Miller <>
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 11:18 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Those pesky 40-foot FGE/WFE/BRE/NX steel reefers

I knew someone would be introducing a 40' plug door iced reefer soon, because I
ust finished a project to build 15 of them using the old Trains Miniature sides
ith I/M roofs and ends and an Accurail floor. For the FGEX-WFEX-BREX cars as
ell as the PFE R40-26 I used the I/M diagonal panel roof and improved
readnought ends from the R40-25 they did some years ago for the Amarillo
useum. For the various models of SFRD cars I used the I/M SFRD ends and SFRD,
ectangular or diagonal panel roofs and straight or fishbelly centersill
ccurail floors depending on the SFRD model.
Now to my point. The same technique might be tried to improve the forthcomming
ccurail cars. Instead of carving ladders off the ends, you might replace the
nds with I/M ends!
Andy Miller

----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Carlson
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Those pesky 40-foot FGE/WFE/BRE/NX steel reefers

Bill mentions his dread concerning the ladder carving on the ends. Perhaps
ennis could do us STMFC'ers a favor, and hold off to last the cutting in the
nd ladders, and run some bodies with the "unfinished" ends, letting them be
vailable to us who appreciate such generosity.
I remember years ago Terry Wegmann ran a few sets of his "Details West"
-40-23 dreadnaught end w/o ladder brackets. Boy, I wish I had grabbed a couple
ore of those...
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
From: lnbill <>
What I am dreading is carving the ladders off of the ends.
Bill Welch

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