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MTL drop botton gon measurements
« on: August 11, 2016, 04:28:24 PM »
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Can anyone that has an atlas 40' drop bottom gondola measure the inside dimensions of length and width?  Thanks!
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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 07:06:53 PM »
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When did Atlas release a 40' drop-bottom gondola?
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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 07:19:40 PM »
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Was the Roco car they imported a drop bottom?

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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 08:05:06 PM »
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I think it's an O scale car from when Atlas took over Intermountain O scale cars.


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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 08:49:30 PM »
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No it is staring me right here in the face and I don't know why I put atlas in the thread title or body. 

I am looking for the measurements for the MT 40' GS drop bottom gondola.  Like this:

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Micro-Trains-N-40-Gondola-NP-p/mtl-08300040.htm

I have no clue why I had atlas on the mind.   :facepalm:

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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 01:30:08 AM »
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The best I can do is 64ths of an inch, so:

41/64 wide, 5/8 + a 64th  That's measured at the ends, all of my cars bow inward slightly in the middle, but if the sides are forced out straight, they;re the same width there.

2 63/64 long, 1/64 short of 3 inches.

That's at the top.  If there's any taper, the bottom will be smaller, but I can't measure that with my ruler.
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Re: Atlas drop botton gon measurements
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 01:45:56 AM »
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Thank you very much.  That was exactly what I needed!