Monday, October 05, 2015


 After finding scale u bolts online to be $30 I have decided to make my own.  A bike ride down to HobbyTown and a purchase of 12 inches of all thread rod.  Applied heat from the propane torch, bend around a scrap section of pipe, and cut to length.
 These u-bolts will be used to hold the airline in place on brackets.that hang from the body.
I found a wonderful reference PDF on the internet about USRA hopper cars.  The LS&MS car on the cover is very interesting, a pressed steel offering.  I am debating what to letter my car.  NYC, LS&MS, MC, CCC&StL are all options I am considering.

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