Re: Tank car questions

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Mark Feddersen wrote:
I did not add the weld to the .005 wrapper, but I have no knowledge if this is correct. I remember being worried that if I scribed a weld line in the .005 styrene wrapper, it would be weakened and when glued to the body it would not curve smoothly, but rather leave a slight peak. Today, you can add an Archer weld line if need be.
I could only find a couple of top-down views of jacketed tank cars in Ed Kaminski's books, but none showed a top weld seam, so my view would be that it's not needed.
Let me take this opportunity to credit Mark for his inspiring articles in _Mainline_ all those years ago. I pored over them so many times I hardly even need the Xerox copies I made, and have had a variety of tank car projects popping up in my mind ever since. Thanks, Mark.

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