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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 08:49:57 PM »
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I really wish someone would sell a kit or r2r version of the 40' General American steel reefer.


That was my mantra years ago.  I can't imagine it not being a bit of a money maker (if no serious gaffs are made on the model), so many paint schemes...
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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2021, 05:42:58 PM »
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That was my mantra years ago.  I can't imagine it not being a bit of a money maker (if no serious gaffs are made on the model), so many paint schemes...

I third this! Maybe MTL.

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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2021, 04:53:48 PM »
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Con-Cor (made in Japan) car w/o roofwalk

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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2021, 02:25:09 PM »
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Con-Cor (made in Japan) car w/o roofwalk

Looks nice, unfortunately the 25XXX series are 60' cars. The evidence is that Swift did not roster any 50' cars.

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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2021, 03:13:27 PM »
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Looks nice, unfortunately the 25XXX series are 60' cars. The evidence is that Swift did not roster any 50' cars.


My October 1967 ORER lists 48 cars in the series 25001-25099 with an outside length of 56' 4".
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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2021, 03:27:23 PM »
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My October 1967 ORER lists 48 cars in the series 25001-25099 with an outside length of 56' 4".

Thanks! I wonder if that survivor is still at Smokey Hill ...

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Re: Silver Swift Reefers
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2021, 03:41:02 PM »
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... The 40' mechanicals have been on my wish list for a long time.  Someday I hope to get out the the Lakeshore Museum and get measurements and photos.

That’s a favorite of mine as well. My initial thoughts were to use the MTL 40’ steel ice reefer as a core and etch the sides from brass. But I haven’t jumped into the details.
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