Mathers reefer info needed

Clark Propst

I have a friend that models in 1 1/2" gauge, he's building a Mathers reefer and has some questions I how you fellas can answer? So I can pass them along to him and take the credit of course : )
Any help is greatly appreciated !
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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Your thoughts?"

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