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Fixing the Atlas reefer


Tim O'Connor
 

Could these be used to repair the Atlas 2-hinge reefer
and change it to a more modern 3-hinge style?

http://www.tichytraingroup.com/index.php?page=view_product.php&id=390&category=Freight+Car+Parts


Richard Hendrickson
 

Could these be used to repair the Atlas 2-hinge reefer
and change it to a more modern 3-hinge style?
A minor quibble, but 3-hinge reefer doors weren't "more modern" than
two-hinge doors. Three-hinge doors were common practice dating from before
the turn of the century. However, cars with 2-hinge doors were built
throughout the first three decades of the 20th century, notably for North
American, which had a lot of both 36' and 4' reefers with 2-hinge doors.

The main problem with the doors on the Atlas reefers isn't that they only
have two hinges per leaf, it's that they're WORKING hinges, which means
they are ugly, unprototypical, and way out of scale. In O scale, the
tinplate toy train guys probably think working hinges are way cool, and
it's presumably that market Atlas had in mind when they had the O scale
cars tooled. But carrying over the same design into the tooling for the HO
scale reefers was DUMB.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


jerryglow2
 

I haven't looked into fixing the Atlas reefer with these but I may try
thinning them down, and either "skive" off the originals or just use the
elongated tips on an Intermountain R40-10 to more correctly represent the
hinges on an ART reefer.

Jerry in Fla


Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 14:18:34 -0400
From: Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor>
Subject: Fixing the Atlas reefer


Could these be used to repair the Atlas 2-hinge reefer
and change it to a more modern 3-hinge style?

http://www.tichytraingroup.com/index.php?page=view_product.php&id=390&catego
ry=Freight+Car+Parts


Don Valentine
 

Quoting Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor>:


Could these be used to repair the Atlas 2-hinge reefer
and change it to a more modern 3-hinge style?

http://www.tichytraingroup.com/index.php?page=view_product.php&id=390&category=F
reight+Car+Parts


You might like to look at the Grandt Line version first.

Don Valentine