Re: Wabash 50' #19000-19124 Autocar #19000-19124
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I figured out the door reinforcement piece the second time around! (G) The bigger problem I had was that the resin Superior doors did not fit between the the Proto 2000 shell door tracks. I was basically going to have to ruin the door looks by filing them down to fit. So I just cut off the entire side sill and scratch built a new one with the bottom door track "lowered" slightly as in the photo. About then is when I realized how the door reinforcement piece attached. What are you doing about the fit of the doors?
From: Rob Adams <steamera@...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 28, 2010 8:23 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Wabash 50' #19000-19124 Autocar
The Wabash 19000-19124 series were built with wood running boards, as
was the very similar 18000-18024 series with end doors. The 18000-18024
cars did indeed have Youngstown doors. Both series of cars had the
frequent Wabash preference of Miner power hand brakes with D3384
malleable iron hand wheel. (The Kadee, DA or similar Miner hand brake
parts will work)
For trucks, use an AAR spring plankless truck (NOT the Accurail, which
has spring planks). I'd suggest the Proto 2000 AAR truck as a good option.
Ron's warning about the side sill reinforcements is an excellent one.
The instructions with the mini-kit aren't particularly clear, and the
photo with it suffers from reproduction problems which renders it of
marginal use. The reinforcement panel meets the car body where the
angle ends transition to a vertical edge.
An article about constructing a WAB 19000-19124 series model using the
Sunshine mini-kit will appear in the next issue (Number 3) of /The
Wabash Modeler/ (TWM), available through membership in the Wabash
Railroad Historical Society. TWM Number 3 will also have an article
about the Wabash 50' express refrigerator cars. This will include
techniques for modifying the Walthers or BLI models to more accurately
represent the Wabash 950-974 series. A discussion of modeling options
in O and N scales will accompany the article.
Freight car fans may also be interested in TWM Number 1, which contains
an article about the Wabash 1958 cu ft covered hoppers (Think
Intermountain's model in HO). The article contained several builders
and in service photos, along with modeling discussion in multiple scales.
Regards, Rob Adams
On 6/28/10 5:26 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
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