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Accurail part#131 36' floor parts


Robert kirkham
 

Was looking at the Accurail site, and considering  ordering their 36’ floors and brake sprues to retrofit some non-Accurail Fowler cars I have.    I had some questions about the parts.  It isn’t entirely clear to me that the part #131 36’ straight underframe and detail set is the same part as used on their #1100 series Fowler cars.    The listings are at: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/parts.htm.

 

Has anyone ordered the parts and able to answer whether they are the same or explain the differences? 

 

Obviously, this is a project that will require some part modifications, so I’m not too fussy here.  Just trying to avoid ordering the wrong stuff.   

 

Rob Kirkham    


Eric Hansmann
 

The straight underframe part is the same as the Fowler kit underframes. There are a few extra parts.

Overall the main underframe casting is the same for the three different 36-foot Accurail boxcar kits. The centersill, cross member, and brake hardware parts are what varies between the straight and fishbelly centersill versions. 


Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN



On August 31, 2019 at 12:10 PM Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

Was looking at the Accurail site, and considering  ordering their 36’ floors and brake sprues to retrofit some non-Accurail Fowler cars I have.    I had some questions about the parts.  It isn’t entirely clear to me that the part #131 36’ straight underframe and detail set is the same part as used on their #1100 series Fowler cars.    The listings are at: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/parts.htm.

 

Has anyone ordered the parts and able to answer whether they are the same or explain the differences? 

 

Obviously, this is a project that will require some part modifications, so I’m not too fussy here.  Just trying to avoid ordering the wrong stuff.   

 

Rob Kirkham    


 



Robert kirkham
 

Thanks Eric

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 11:16 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Accurail part#131 36' floor parts

 

The straight underframe part is the same as the Fowler kit underframes. There are a few extra parts.

Overall the main underframe casting is the same for the three different 36-foot Accurail boxcar kits. The centersill, cross member, and brake hardware parts are what varies between the straight and fishbelly centersill versions. 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

On August 31, 2019 at 12:10 PM Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

Was looking at the Accurail site, and considering  ordering their 36’ floors and brake sprues to retrofit some non-Accurail Fowler cars I have.    I had some questions about the parts.  It isn’t entirely clear to me that the part #131 36’ straight underframe and detail set is the same part as used on their #1100 series Fowler cars.    The listings are at: http://www.accurail.com/accurail/parts.htm.

 

Has anyone ordered the parts and able to answer whether they are the same or explain the differences? 

 

Obviously, this is a project that will require some part modifications, so I’m not too fussy here.  Just trying to avoid ordering the wrong stuff.   

 

Rob Kirkham    


 

 


Dennis Storzek
 

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:10 AM, Robert kirkham wrote:
Was looking at the Accurail site, and considering  ordering their 36’ floors and brake sprues to retrofit some non-Accurail Fowler cars I have.
Rob, Eric correctly answered you question about the parts. When you get them, you'll note that there are four cross tie parts, but only three slots. The initial planning for the molds used the old Mainline Modeler drawings of the CPR Fowler carss for reference... and the CPR cars used four cross ties. When I actually had better builders drawings in hand, I came to realize that the Fowler cars built for US roads used only three cross ties, but I left the fourth part in case anyone wanted to use it. You'll have to fill the mounting slots with some strip styrene.

Dennis Storzek


Robert kirkham
 

Thanks Dennis!  Good to know!

 

Rob

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Accurail part#131 36' floor parts

 

On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:10 AM, Robert kirkham wrote:

Was looking at the Accurail site, and considering  ordering their 36’ floors and brake sprues to retrofit some non-Accurail Fowler cars I have.

Rob, Eric correctly answered you question about the parts. When you get them, you'll note that there are four cross tie parts, but only three slots. The initial planning for the molds used the old Mainline Modeler drawings of the CPR Fowler carss for reference... and the CPR cars used four cross ties. When I actually had better builders drawings in hand, I came to realize that the Fowler cars built for US roads used only three cross ties, but I left the fourth part in case anyone wanted to use it. You'll have to fill the mounting slots with some strip styrene.

Dennis Storzek