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Pulled this K-Line B&O reefer off the shelf to 3RS it over the weekend.   Wasn't going to convert it because of the difficulty in converting K-Line box car frames but really like this car.  

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Had to raise the body to proper coupler height by .10" using washers and plastic sheet.  At this point the car appears to be a little low.   To fix this I'll shim the truck to raise the body then shim the coupler box to lower the coupler.   When I get the new trucks.  Trucks I used are temporary.

Had to use the Kadee short box coupler because the standard coupler hit the big K-Line frame bolster "dome".

Used a cut down Kadee spacer super glued to the frame as a template to drill and tap the coupler mounting holes.  Added 3 more spacers so the coupler box clears the body.

For now I cut off the frame mounted ladders and applied them separately.  To be replaced with body mounted ladder when I find the brass strips.  

 

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