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Date: 11/19/12 10:02
"Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: AthearnModelTrains

We’re in search of walk-around prototype images for the unique “Solid Clod” 57’ FGE Mechanical Reefer. The only photo we’ve been able to find was taken from a distance in a snowstorm. As we’ve researched other “Solid Cold” reefers, we’ve noticed the data can be different from car to car and we want to be sure our future model is as accurate as possible. Please e-mail swilson@horizonhobby.com if you have access to pictures of this special freight car. We appreciate your help.

Shane Wilson
Athearn Brand Manager
Horizon Hobby, Inc.



Date: 11/19/12 11:11
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: P

Solid Clod??

lol

Where is the guy who took out the Kinzua bridge? I think he would qualify.



Date: 11/19/12 11:30
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: JimBaker

Forgive me if I am missing something here.

I have seen a lot of 'Solid Gold' reefers in the past.

--Jim Baker



Date: 11/19/12 11:38
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: dxm332

painting oop's happened on one car "Solid Clod" a rather unique car.... cannot wait to add it to my fleet



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/12 11:39 by dxm332.



Date: 11/19/12 11:38
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: im_trainman

JimBaker Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Forgive me if I am missing something here.
>
> I have seen a lot of 'Solid Gold' reefers in the
> past.
>
> --Jim Baker


Out of the fleet of Solid Cold and Solid Gold boxcars, there was one that someone messed up on when painting, whether intentional or unintentional, and on the side of it, it said Solid Clod.



Date: 11/19/12 12:07
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: toledopatch

im_trainman Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> JimBaker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Forgive me if I am missing something here.
> >
> > I have seen a lot of 'Solid Gold' reefers in
> the
> > past.
> >
> > --Jim Baker
>
>
> Out of the fleet of Solid Cold and Solid Gold
> boxcars, there was one that someone messed up on
> when painting, whether intentional or
> unintentional, and on the side of it, it said
> Solid Clod.

+1

Unfortunately, I don't have a pic of it.



Date: 11/19/12 12:38
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

Athearn did make a HO model of the "Solid Clod" FGE reefer boxcar #12646...white with the "Solid Clod" in blue lettering.



Date: 11/19/12 12:44
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0112/03/1_26a57c65b5405aed2dd180afd85e0464.jpg This is a picture of what you are asking about. I just digested what was wanted; an actual picture. I apologize for that.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/12 12:51 by Forever-Railfan-45.



Date: 11/19/12 14:50
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: CCMF

I remember an SD40-2 with "FAMILY SYSTEM LINES" on it, brand new.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 11/19/12 14:56
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: SCL1517

Brings to mind the "NW&" coal hopper and the Family Lines equipment that transposed Clinchfield for Georgia, as well as the SBD painted Bethlehem 4 bay coal hopper with the red over yellow logo (opposite of standard).



Date: 11/19/12 16:25
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: toledopatch

And I've got a photo of an SFBN gondola I saw in Seattle in 2004, too....



Date: 11/19/12 17:00
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: ts1457

I wish I had taken a picture of that "We can hand it" UP boxcar.



Date: 11/20/12 18:37
Re: "Solid Clod" FGE Reefer
Author: RuleG

I was going to ask if railroad paint shops are equipped with spelling & grammar checks, but they would not have worked for "Solid Clod!" :)



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