Re: bracket grab irons

Paul Lyons

Yes, but interestingly enough, even the brass ones will snap if grabbed hard enough. It is just a natural thing to pick the model up there. I now brace the brass step back with a small piece of wire to the first floor stringer. That does the trick and is similiar to what you see on some prototypes.

Paul Lyons

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Fri, Sep 17, 2010 5:29 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: bracket grab irons


You mean the side sill steps, centered under the doors? Wow, I
could use about 50 of those. I build mine with (unprototypical)
braces to make them a bit less likely to get broken.

Tim O'


It was I who was trying to get Overland to do a bulk run of the frieght car grabs a couple of years ago. It went nowhere, they would not even give me the time of day. I do have a casting shop that might be able to do what Terry did if I had a little more detail. I had them cast the IM R-40-23 center sill steps in brass and they came out nice.

Paul Lyons

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