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Pacific Fruit Express Reefers
Getting citrus to market: An SD-7 road switcher pushes a string of R-40-23 steel reefers
A freshly painted (or scrubbed) R-40-16, with solid steel roof, steel hatches and a built-up frame riding on T-section trucks. The model began life as a Tichy kit but was modified with some of Terry Wegman's parts.
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One of some 4700 R-40-10 all-steel reefers, #42591  may need a wash but at least the lube data is fresh and clean. The is the old Intermountain kit, before some corrections were made.
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Spot cleaning reveals some important data on R-30-18 #61139. Under all that grime is the colorful and costly 1946 paint scheme. This is an early run of Terry Wegmann's neat flat plastic kit.
Here's a remarkably clean R-40-10 (there were a few!). This is the improved and corrected Intermountain kit with proper  ice hatches and other nifty fixes.
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An R-30-9 wood reefer in the much simpler 1952 b&w paint scheme.  This is a Sunshine resin kit with  lots of nice detail.  FYI: I use Scale Coat II Reefer Orange, sometimes Floquil Daylight Orange for the sides.
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PFE rebuilt many of it's wood reefers and to get this R-30-21 I did some rebuilding of my own, using Tyco sides, an Athearn boxcar roof, Details West ends and a Tichy underframe, documented in the September, 1992 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman. Now you can get a Wegmann kit ready-built from InterMountain.
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