12 Panel 40' AAR Box Car Side
10'6" IH, Continuous Side Sill
|In an effort to reduce tare weight, many railroads built cars using thinner box car sides made of
high strength steel alloys. However, car sides made of such material required additional
stiffeners beyond that which was specified by the AAR Standard design. This was reflected
by the presence of 12 steel panels on a 40' carbody, rather than the 10 panels of a standard car.
This pair of polyurethane castings represent carsides for a 40' AAR box car with a 6 foot wide
door opening and 10’6” IH. A continuous side sill is featured, and it is devoid of rivet
detail; modelers must add rivets and shape a tabbed side sill as may be appropriate for the chosen
prototype. Roads that used car sides such as these include: ATSF, C&EI, D&RGW, GN, and RI.
SRCC will shortly offer kits that will include this door for the following roads:
SD-01-----------------------------------$20.00 Coming soon!
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