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Reply to "K-Line RPO Interior Upgrade"

BobbyD posted:
Hancock52 posted:

I'd be very interested in that 21" RPO if only just to see how it was made.I think that generally K-Line (and Lionel) did not alter the lengths of the metal frames on their aluminum 21" cars - they used the same length frames as for 18" cars and the extra body length over the frame was compensated for by lengthening the plastic vestibule/end cap assemblies at each end.

Wouldn't using the 18" car frame for 21" cars then place the trucks in the wrong location on the car?

Of course it would. Not sure where that idea came from. AFAIK K-Line was the only manufacturer to use the same extrusion for their 15, 18, and 21" cars. The frame length and location of the trucks and wheel wells are different.

Pete

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