Re: Wabash 50' #19000-19124 Autocar #19000-19124
I also am 'working on one'. The doors actually went onto a MoPac car that I did, but the under-door bracing is still going to go onto a Wabash car. Chet French graciously sent me a couple extra photos, from which I concluded that the roofwalk is very likely wood based on how the latitudinal running boards are attached. I also concluded that the trucks are one of those with the two outer springs pretty far apart, such as the Accurail 'Bettendorf' truck.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
You may not care about this, but it appears that the lower numbered cars in this block had Youngstown doors. The break was reported to be around 19050, but no evidence shows the exact point. There was also a group of end-door cars, 18000-18024, which appears to have Youngstown doors.
I screwed up the first time, trying to mount the reinforcement under the edge of the sill. Actually, it's supposed to mount behind the sill, and the vertical portions of the end on the resin piece go behind the plastic. Mine are still salvageable, but I'm waiting now until I feel like stripping another Life-Like car. You may need to file a bit of clearance between the resin parts and the underframe, but the fit is so sloppy on the Life-Like car it may not be necessary.
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