Looking at a couple of 25' ore cars I picked up at a train show.
They are assembled, a little dusty, and totally stock. The cast zamac
undercarriage was left as raw Zamac, the couplers are plastic Kadee
clones with the plastic knuckle close spring warped out of shape. Paint
and lettering is good, molded on detail (ladders, stirrups and grab
irons) is OK.
Current plan is to take them apart and paint the undercarriage,
replace the couplers with the real thing, a make loads for them. Anyone
know of a website with photos of the prototype? I could get into brake
rigging and air piping with some photos to egg me on...
15 years ago