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NYC 50-foot, drop-bottom gondola, part 5

Jerry Hamsmith sent the final installment on building the Resin Car Works New York Central gondola kit. He and his Gondola Group cover floor details, painting, and decaling in this post.

The next step in the build was to prepare the floor to insert into the car. Two options exist for a 751000 series car: a temporary wood floor, or a steel floor. As the modifications to these cars were being made during WWII, the resultant steel shortages caused the railroad to replace many of the drop-bottom floors with wood versions.

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