A-Line makes great metal
I need to install the #29000 type (seen in the pic above) on the 1-1/2 door boxcar I'm building and needed to figure out what size drill to use to drill the mounting holes and how far apart to drill such holes.
Since I figured it out, you don't have to. So put this in your toolbox - or even better put a little note in with the
- Drill two mounting holes per
stirrupstep using a #75 (.021") drill (I confess I later reamed out these holes with a #74 - .225" - bit to make installation easier)
- Drill the holes .064" apart (as you see in the pic above)
- Place a drop of gap-filling ACC in a cap and dip the
stirrupssteps into it before inserting them in the holes. Alternatively, you could either rely on a press fit or just apply thin ACC after inserting them.
Once I decide whether this is going to be a CN or a GTW car, I'll finish it up and it'll be ready for the paint & lettering shop!