Re: Rapido reefer


MRX 5649 is a 40' 11" OL car

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: ealabhan0 <ealabhan0@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 8:37 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Rapido reefer

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor wrote: Bill, for those of us who

model only AFTER 1954, do you think Rapido will be doing any repaints or at

least post-1954 versions of these reefers? I know it can be quite difficult to

find photos other than builder photos of such cars. In fact the only photos I've

found are in Gene's "Refrigerator Car Color Guide":

Dubuque/URTX 63016 (1960 photo, page 113)

Morrell/MRX 5649 (1958 photo, page 66)

Tim, another prototype in Gene's excellent book would be Kingan/KGNX 3045 (1955

photo, page 49) which, like Dubuque URTX 63016, has the easily added long center

tab. They both also have extended pipe ice bunker drains that are easily added -

so long as you don't need much clearance for truck swing on tight-radius model

track curves ...

BTW, MRX 5649 appears to be a 40-footer; regretably, I don't have an ORER handy

to check the length.

Best regards, Dave Sieber, Reno NV


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