I do not know about other railroad's practices, but patch panels on the
PRR's cars were most definitely NOT applied under the regular side
panels. They were applied over the existing panels and stood proud of
those panels. Yes, I realize that this creates a ledge which can catch
water, but that is the way it was done. So at least for my PRR cars,
the decal/foil approach is absolutely appropriate and in my experience
creates a slightly more realistic look than the pencil line.
I agree with Barry's recommendation. If Greg Martin and others who<firstname.lastname@example.org> 12/24/11 8:00 AM >>>
followed his advice for simulating weld seams works, this should too.
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patches are inserted UNDER the repaired body panel, not attached overthem.
Consequently, the panel edge faces DOWN, using decal patches etcwould give
the effect of them facing UP.decal the
body panel leaving the repair patch undecalled.edge
and cut a fine line with the blade angled away from the bottom of thecar
side. This causes a raised edge at the bottom of the panel whichafter
painting and weathering gives the impression of the overlapping paneledge.
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