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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pacific Fruit Express R-40-26 Part III

Part III was supposed to have more on the construction of my PFE R-40-26, but since part II, Tony Thompson has written an unprecedented three consecutive blog entries about this car. You can find them here: Kitbashing a PFE R-40-26 Kitbashing a PFE R-40-26: Update Kitbashing a PFE R-40-26: Update 2 Tony’s raised a few […]

Pacific Fruit Express R-40-26 Part II

I was asked how easy was it to cut the sill to make the bottom sill notched like the R-40-26, so I thought I’d answer that question in this post. E-A-S-Y! Let’s take a look at the back of one of the sides: I’ve already cut away the portion that’s not needed, but you can […]

Pacific Fruit Express R-40-26 Part I

On a lark, I bought an Accurail #8504 Plug Door refrigerator carĀ (reefer). It was an impulse buy – on sale for $12 at M. B. Klein. I don’t remember reading about this car, especially in discussions of PFE Reefer models. When the model came, I found a kit that was very darkly painted, but had […]