HO Scale Model Railroad Freight Car Construction Tips:

Life-Like Proto 2000 52' 6" Drop End Mill Gondola

tips for a few freight car kits
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IMHO, probably the best line of freight car kits on the market.


Drill a #74 in all of the stirrup holes and the end grab iron holes.

Drill a #72 in the frame holes for part 13, the Brake Cylinder and Lever/airlines.


Construction of this car is as in the instruction manual.