From: JJordan eltrainmaster AT copper DOT net
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:28:39 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) Re:Accurail DL&W/MDT car
"mdt12091Lackawanna40_icereefer.jpg" - image/jpeg, 810x310 (24bit)
Speaking of rivet counting, I have this car in my fleet and don't
remember where it came from. It appears to be an Athearn ice reefer and
maybe custom painted (with the wrong color apparently.) Anybody has a
clue where it came from, send me a note. Thank you.
Train Nut Central
On 7/21/2012 12:55 PM, Joe Mayer wrote:
> I do the digest version of the list, so maybe you have already talked
> this topic to death today, but here goes anyway.
> I have bought a number of the Accurail reefers, and they all seem to
> be essentially the same car with different paint schemes. If you are
> looking for rivet-counting accuracy, you won't find it in these cars,
> but they are nicely done for the cost. I would refer to the photo of
> the NYC/MDT car at
> I have one of these NYC cars, and as you can see from the link the end
> is different. The grabs and ladders are also molded on, but the brake
> wheel and linkage is added. The brake platform is added, but doesn't
> have the brackets underneath.
> The kits go together nicely, and you can find them online for $10 or
> less. I have accepted the fact that I will not have a layout with all
> beautiful $25-$35 pre-assembled cars, so I am fine with the compromises.
> As for the other post regarding only one number, almost all Accurail
> cars now have available a decal set with 10 additional numbers printed
> on a decal sheet painted with the same paint as the cars, so you can
> easily renumber them. Some cars even have available two sets so you
> can have a total of 21 car numbers. The kits come with an order slip
> that you can mail to Accurail to get the decals for something like $4.
> Joe Mayer
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