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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2020, 03:00:10 PM »
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They sponsored a football team many years ago..

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 03:04:26 PM »
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Tom L
Thanks for sharing the photo. I went to college in Green Bay (UWGB).  I think I may do one of those reefers myself.  Must have an undec or 2 around here somewhere.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 05:37:55 PM »
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I found a photo, probably the one used for the decals. On the Lakes States Railway Historical Society website, I should have thought to look there sooner.

Nice find Tom, I thought I had been through that whole freight car album but don't remember seeing that pic.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2020, 05:50:07 PM »
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They sponsored a football team many years ago..

I think that’s my attraction to it. My family is all from Wisconsin but when I was a kid we lived in Northern Illinois, Bear country. It was always a big rivalry.  Way back then, the Packers would play some of their home games at County Stadium in Milwaukee, so we usually went to see the games there, as it was closer.  I was probably about 6 or 7 (this being about 1970) and I got to see the tail end of some legendary players careers. I think I cried when Ray Nitschke retired.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2020, 05:57:04 PM »
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Nice find Tom, I thought I had been through that whole freight car album but don't remember seeing that pic.

Jason

What do you think, is that a metal roof?

Tom L

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2020, 06:49:55 PM »
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Nice find Tom, I thought I had been through that whole freight car album but don't remember seeing that pic.

Jason

I couldn't find it either.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2020, 01:17:12 PM »
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What do you think, is that a metal roof?

Tom L

I would say the roof has a metal sheathing.  It looks to extend over the side boards down a couple inches.



You can see a row of rivets along the side of the roof and the ends certainly have a metal capping.  The hatches appear to be metal because of how thin they are.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2020, 01:22:16 PM »
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I don't know if this would work with the MTL car, but adding the metal supports under the boards makes a unique car.



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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2020, 04:21:10 PM »
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I don't know if this would work with the MTL car, but adding the metal supports under the boards makes a unique car.



Jason

I don't think this is a Microtrains car, It might be an old Precision Masters.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2020, 05:36:27 PM »
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I don't think this is a Microtrains car, It might be an old Precision Masters.

Randy

Yeah, I did this with the PM car probably since it was a kit.  I just didn't know if the same could be done with the MLTL car.

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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2020, 05:58:15 PM »
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I don't know if this would work with the MTL car, but adding the metal supports under the boards makes a unique car.

Jason

Hey that is nice. I was wondering about making that funky side sill with those brackets.

 I’ve got a Atlas wood reefer in the stripping bath right now. So let’s see, add metal sheathing to roof, some work to ends to add those vertical braces, file down the fishbelly frame and those brackets. Oh, and metal hatches.

So what started off to be a “slap it on whatever car is closest” will likely turn into a whole project.

I’ve got to finish this first, doing what Micro Trains should be doing for us. MT wood reefer sides with MT steel reefer ends and roof for a rebuilt car.

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Jason, as a fellow MStL fan, I’m expecting you to know what this will be

Tom L
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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2020, 06:13:20 PM »
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I don't know if this would work with the MTL car, but adding the metal supports under the boards makes a unique car.



Jason

Going by those infamous cavernous board gaps, this  looks to  be my favorite: Rapido Trains Meat Reefer.  :|
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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2020, 09:45:52 PM »
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Jason, as a fellow MStL fan, I’m expecting you to know what this will be



That will be a sharp looking car.



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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2020, 04:39:39 PM »
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The Packerland decal is for NADX 3708, here's one of the other cars in that series.
https://www.facebook.com/299954476714665/photos/a.466358073407637/3038504652859620/
from the Soo Line Historical & Technical Society.


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Re: New K4 decals, anyone have a proto info about this reefer?
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2020, 08:02:25 PM »
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Hey that is nice. I was wondering about making that funky side sill with those brackets.

 I’ve got a Atlas wood reefer in the stripping bath right now. So let’s see, add metal sheathing to roof, some work to ends to add those vertical braces, file down the fishbelly frame and those brackets. Oh, and metal hatches.

So what started off to be a “slap it on whatever car is closest” will likely turn into a whole project.

I’ve got to finish this first, doing what Micro Trains should be doing for us. MT wood reefer sides with MT steel reefer ends and roof for a rebuilt car.

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Jason, as a fellow MStL fan, I’m expecting you to know what this will be

Tom L
Wellington CO

Hurry up and finish so Micro-Trains can make them for the rest of us  :D