R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof?


jaley <jaley@...>
 

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones' book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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Tim O'Connor
 

Jeff, all R-40-23's had rectangular panel roofs.

Here are some other R-40-23 specs:

Running Boards & Brake Steps -

4000 - Morton, car numbers: 6001-8000, 46703-48702
1000 - Gypsum, car numbers: 5001-6000

Hand Brakes -

1250 - Ajax, car numbers: 5001-5250, 7501-8000, 48203-48702
1250 - Equipco, car numbers: 6001-6500, 6751-7000, 46703-47202
1250 - Universal, car numbers: 5751-6000, 7001-7500, 47703-48202
750 - Miner, car numbers: 5251-5750, 47203-47452
500 - Superior, car numbers: 6501-6750, 47453-47702

Air Brakes -

3500 - New York, car numbers: 5500-5999, 6001-7500, 46703-48202
1500 - Westinghouse, car numbers: 5001-5499, 6000, 7501-8000, 48203-48702

Door Fasteners -

2500 - Miner, car numbers: 5001-7000, 46703-47202
2500 - Universal, car numbers: 7001-8000, 47203-48702

Tim O'Connor


Andy Carlson
 

Intermountain RR Co., according to Terry Wegmann, had
accidently run a batch of RTR R-40-23's with the DP
roof from the Amarillo club's R-40-25. Since removing
the roof would have brought certain destruction to his
Reefer, Terry removed the lettering and numbers (he
used CA debonder on a Q-Tip), painted some appliances
Orange (over black)and relettered it as a R-40-25.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



--- jaley <jaley@pcocd2.intel.com> wrote:

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM
R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal
panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put
the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top
rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/
diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones'
book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM
to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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Jeff Aley jaley@pcocd2.intel.com
DPG Chipsets Product Engineering
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533



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Mr Charles burns
 

Hello Jeff,All
I made some R-40-25s in N by kitbashing a diagonal
panel roof. The ends on the 25's have an extra small
rib at the top, and the dropsteps are a different
style, without the sidesill tab.
The Thompson PFE book {Bible on the cars!} shows all
of these features.
Charlie Burns
ESPEE coastline '64 in N.

--- jaley <jaley@pcocd2.intel.com> wrote:

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM
R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal
panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put
the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top
rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/
diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones'
book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM
to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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DPG Chipsets Product Engineering
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533

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jaley <jaley@...>
 

Thanks to Charles, Tony, Tim, and Andy for responding to my message. All
have said that there is no such animal as an R-40-23 with a dp roof.

Because this is a factory-assembled model, I will contact IM and see if
they will exchange it.

Regards,

-Jeff

On Feb 12, 7:15pm, Mr Charles burns wrote:
Subject: Re: [STMFC] R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof?
Hello Jeff,All
I made some R-40-25s in N by kitbashing a diagonal
panel roof. The ends on the 25's have an extra small
rib at the top, and the dropsteps are a different
style, without the sidesill tab.
The Thompson PFE book {Bible on the cars!} shows all
of these features.
Charlie Burns
ESPEE coastline '64 in N.

--- jaley <jaley@pcocd2.intel.com> wrote:

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM
R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal
panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put
the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top
rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/
diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones'
book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM
to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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DPG Chipsets Product Engineering
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533

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