Illinois Central Gulf Trinity-Built 52' 100T Gondola 1981+
This decal set is used to model ICG's 1981 Trinity order of 52'6" 100T gondolas. Series ICG 246500-246849 (according to the ORER), but it appears only 250 cars were actually leased: ICG 246500-246749.
The entire car was painted black. These cars continue to serve the CN today.
A detailed lettering diagram is included. This set includes enough lettering for 1 complete car and is printed in black and white. Extra condensed ICG reporting marks are included to model later cars with repainted numbers. (Due to dirt, rust etc.)
I used a Modeler's
Choice #250001 Thrall Gondola as a starting point for my
model. You can also use a Walthers 52' Gondola as a pretty good
starting point, in my opinion.
I replaced the 3rd rib in from each end with #134 Evergreen .030x.080 strip. This simple change goes a long way in turning the Thrall kit into a Trinity prototype, correct for the ICG.
Additional photos of ICG
246515, a very rough ICG
246688 and ICG
246708 can be found on the George Elwood Fallen
Flags Website . Many thanks to Tom Mann for providing
additional research for these cars.
Cost: $7.00 per set. This set is available in HO Scale.
Shipping: See main page for shipping details.
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