[ResinFreightCarBuilders] F&C PS0 ladder question
Steve and Barb Hile
I am happy to report that IRM found two tubes of drawings that contained the General Arrangement and other drawings (side construction, end construction, underframe construction, brake arrangements.) So, if someone is wanting to extend the research done by RPC 31-32, these resources would now be available at the IRM Pullman Library. It would be nice to locate additional photo datat.
FWIW, the side ladder stiles shown on the drawing are 16 ½ inches apart (inside) with a 17 5/8 inch rung spacing (center to center.) The end ladders have the same rung spacing, but with the stiles 14 ½ inches apart.
From: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io [mailto:ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ResinFreightCarBuilders] F&C PS0 ladder question
I should point out that IRM does have a side door arrangement drawing, 511-H-26.
If it helps, I downloaded this UP diagram for the B-50-35 series cars from Dick Harley’s Smug Mug site.
I wish I could report that IRM Pullman Library had drawings, but those are, apparently MIA.
From: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io [mailto:ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io] On Behalf Of greg snook
Thank you Nelson and Brian,
The intent is to replace with Yarmouth ladders and rungs, as you mention. This appears to be an mid-earlier F&C kit, the instructions have some information, but not an excess of information. The attached picture from the instructions will show the side and end ladders at the same length, I think, but the instructions only mention lengthening the side ladders. I don't know what to make of that.
I don't trust the included parts enough to measure either the rung spacing or width, but lacking mechanical drawings, I may have to use them. I don't have many UP pictures, and if I found one, I don't have the actual car side exterior height to use to scale the ladders.
On Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 7:52 PM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote: