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Date: 01/17/17 11:43
Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: BN7023

Does anyone know about the following? I am writing a blog post about their 40' steel boxcars now.

1. The timing when the truck and coupler mounting pins were changed to machine screws, and when brake riggings were added.
2. The year when the color of the boxes changed from yellow to white.
3. The period during which Accuready products were on sale. 2005-2006?

Can I ask the manufacturer directly? ;-)


 



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Date: 01/17/17 11:56
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: penncentral74

BN7023 Wrote:
>
> Can I ask the manufacturer directly? ;-)
>


Why not give it a try?  All they can do is refuse to answer your questions



Date: 01/17/17 13:30
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: CPR_4000

I think Accurail's Dennis Storzek posts here sometimes. I would email the company, tell them what you're doing, and ask.



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Date: 01/17/17 19:40
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: Barstool

Guys....How many Accurail models have you built???....I find that these kits go to gether so well and if you want to add some detail to them, it is easy to do as well as add a little road grime to them.....Add kadee couplers, metal wheels and the fun begins.  And the cost is not out of this world.....Plus the enjoyment of building and see ing the finished product...



Date: 01/17/17 20:16
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: CPR_4000

Barstool Wrote:
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> Add kadee couplers, metal wheels
> and the fun begins. 

In the top photo, the kit on the right appears to have a Kadee-type coupler and the trucks have metal wheels. Are these standard on Accurail kits these days?



Date: 01/17/17 23:00
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: BN7023

I think that the manufacturer does not want to answer the first question. Because it's impossible to change all their inventory at once. So I asked here. Incidentally, the current kits of Accurail should have plastic wheelsets and Accumate couplers attached.

Six years ago, I removed the roofwalks from several old painted models. Since it is troublesome to scrape off upper halves of the ladders, the A ends were finished as the B ends  It would be practical, IMO. The attached photos are Accurail's 40' boxcars. I don't like weathering. All but the other Accurails have been assembled plainly. If you do not hesitate to Japanese language, see the next blog post.
http://burlington.seesaa.net/archives/201106-1.html,  http://works-k.cocolog-nifty.com/page1/2011/08/post-c3de.html



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Date: 01/18/17 08:19
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: ntharalson

Nice job on the roofwalks.  

Shortly after the railroads started removing the roofwalks, they didn't want to take off
the side ladders, so they put a decal on there, black lettering with a yellow background,
that said NO ROOFWALK.  I don't know if sure a decal is made for model railraoders,
and I don't have a shot of the prototype, but it would seem to me this would be the 
easiest solution to your ladder dilemma. 

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 01/18/17 10:50
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: ALCO630

  Yes, no roofwalks or similar wording are on Microscale freight car data sheets.


ntharalson Wrote:
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> Nice job on the roofwalks.  
>
> Shortly after the railroads started removing the
> roofwalks, they didn't want to take off
> the side ladders, so they put a decal on there,
> black lettering with a yellow background,
> that said NO ROOFWALK.  I don't know if sure a
> decal is made for model railraoders,
> and I don't have a shot of the prototype, but it
> would seem to me this would be the 
> easiest solution to your ladder dilemma. 
>
> Nick Tharalson,
> Marion, IA

Doug Wetherhold
Allentown, PA



Date: 01/19/17 10:10
Re: Three questions about Accurail kits
Author: CPR_4000

Alternative term: running boards.



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