Re: [SergentEng] Re: Effect of dampness on steel balls
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This week I'm building three Intermountain PS-1 box car kits.
The first one is a 50' car that was put out by the UP Historical Society some years a go. A friend of mine had three and decided he didn't need all of them so he gave me one because I had no Union Pacific cars. From what info I could find the prototypes were built in 1967 or so. So I built the model with ladders all the way around, Moloco PS cushion pockets with Sergent compatible shank couplers and ExactRail Barber S-2 RB 70T trucks.
The other two cars are Cotton Belt 40' PS-1 box cars with 8' doors. I bought these maybe 20 years ago. I never looked at the kits until this week and saw they came with the wrong instructions!
I'm building them they way they appeared in 1980 at the end of their lives. I'm using narrow shank Sergent couplers with scale width boxes on these along with Plano running boards and Kadee trucks.
I build almost all of the Sergent couplers I use. I found that the narrow shank Type E couplers work better than the compatible shank Type E couplers. The compatibles take more break in time.
On 4/17/2014 11:24 PM, Jason McKee wrote: