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Refrigerator car center sills

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, January 20, 2020 5:39 PM

Welcome to the forum.  Your initial posts are moderated and there is a delay before they appear.  When they do, they appear back in time so maybe it got overlooked. 

I know we have Ambroid fans here.  I have never built one but I looked at the literature at HOSeeker.net.  Direct links to a specific page don't work, but in the Reefer section, there are pictures of the center sill.

If it's a T, the top of the T faces the track.  If it's a U the open part of the U faces the track.

If someone knows differently, speak up.

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

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Refrigerator car center sills
Posted by biomedlives on Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:05 PM

I have an Ambroid kit for an REA express reefer and one for an ACL "watermelon car."  The cross section of the center sill for the REA reefer is U-shaped, and the sill for the watermelon car is T-shaped.    From the diagrams in the instructions, it's not clear to me which side of the sill should be next to the car floor in each case.  I'd appreciate advice.  Thanks.  

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