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Train and Trooper tank cars »

From Bob Hayden Mon, 22 Sep 1997 >Anyone built one of those Train and Trooper B&SR tank cars? If so, just >wondering how you found it to build, any tips, etc.? > >cheers, > >Roberto Lombardi Well, Better late than never, I always say. This is a slightly slower-than-molasses reply to Roberto’s post of August […]

Building the C&DR’s steel-sided coal gondolas »

From Bob Hayden Sun, 13 Apr 1997 To the Mail Car: Looking for a project? You might want to build some simple (but good-looking) HOn2-1/2 coal gons for your layout. This material will eventually appear as an article in MR, the Gazette, or the 2-foot Quarterly, with photos and drawings to make it easier to […]

Coupler question, F&C boxcar »

From Jim Pasquill Sat, 30 Nov 1996 > Joseph, do you remember which coupler? Looks like the #1027 could fit > after some fi(dd)ling. > Also, did you remove the small ‘lumps’ before drilling holes for the > grabirons, or am I missing something here.. I would think that small > dimples were better for […]

Some more F&C boxcar tips »

From Joseph P. Wed, 27 Nov 1996 On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Jorgen Rygh wrote: > Joseph, > What M-T couplers did you use on the F&C boxcars? > Those I have handy seem either too low or to deep… I simply filed the centerbeam to the correct height to accommadate the body mounted coupler. […]