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41'6'' AAR Steel Gondola Erie

This is the HO Scale 41'6'' AAR Steel Gondola Erie from Accurail.

Accurail 416 AAR Steel Gondola Erie HO Scale Model Train Freight Car #3755
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  • Accurail Product Number: 3755
  • Walthers Product Number: 112-3755
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 173
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"Accurail 3755 gondola"
samuraihoghead
Accurail is always a good choice. In this series the under car detail (brake rigging, AB valve, auxiliary reservoir) is fairly detailed but still easy to build. The trickiest part is cutting the parts from the sprues cleanly. Go slow. I always recommend putting metal wheels under them. Intermountain IRC40050 is perfect and for whatever reason they work especially well with Accurail trucks. I recommend installing metal Kadee medium, center set shank couplers. But there is one problem. Even though the metal wheels and couplers add weight to the car it is still too light. This is not a problem if you are going to add a load but you can’t get close to the proper weight with the empty car. And how much should a car weigh? NMRA standards specifies starting with 1 oz and then add 1/2 oz for each inch of the car's length. Convert oz to grams to start. Rounded off, 28 grams are equal to one oz. As an example, I have a car that is six inches long. At 1/2 oz for each inch we wind up with three oz. Three oz plus one oz is four oz. Four oz x 28 grams = 112 grams. So a six inch car should weigh 112g to be up to standards. If derailments become a problem with any car that is too light you will want to put the lightest cars on the rear end of the train if possible so the forces are less. Here's one more tip. If dealing with a car that is not open, like a boxcar or reefer, if you need to add weight don't spend the money to buy weights as it is cheaper to use money as the weights. Usually we're talking only a few grams so I just glue pennies to the interior bottom of the car. So I recommend these cars.

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Specs

  • Accurail Product Number: 3755
  • Walthers Product Number: 112-3755
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 173



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