Re: Milwaukee Ribsides


arved_grass
 

I couldn't find Microscale Decals suitable for these cars (at least, for the time frame I want to model them - 1953). I was fortunate enough to find 2 kits at M.B. Klein recently. I paniced about the decals until I opened the box, and found they were included (hip hip hurray!). The kits aren't mentioned on the Ribside Cars website. I suspect they are discontinued (boo hiss!). To top it off, I thought the kits were very reasonably priced. I bought 2 of the three kits M.B. Klein had in stock at the time. That should fill out the need for my roster.

Tru-Color offers a MILW specific BCR, so I should be set. I need to add Sergent couplers with the Accu-Rail scale coupler box, and IIRC, the kits include sprung trucks which will have to go (plus code 88 wheelsets). One will get a Plano etched metal walkway. Other than that, I'm pretty clueless on what other work will be required.

As I mentioned before, I'd be thrilled to know what Ted found objectionable about the cars, at least so I can make an educated guess on where to begin to making a more accurate car. I'm more a builder than a collector, so, like you, I'm not as interested in the RTR versions of these cars. I'm also much more comfortable working in styrene than I am resin. I've been struggling with a SC&F baggage car kit off and on for nearly two years. I just can't seem to get how the doors are supposed to fit. I think I need to ask over on the Passenger Car List.

Good luck finding the kits!
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Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Sun, 8/24/14, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Milwaukee Ribsides
To: "STMFC" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:25 PM


 













May modeling has taken a left turn this year and now in
the need of a half
dozen ribside box cars. Worst yet I sold two of three I had
this spring to a guy
who wanted them more than I needed to keep them = $.
 
I’m not up on models of these, but I believe
Intermountain, Exactrail and
Rideside Cars offer them. One I sold was built from an undec
IM kit using Jerry
Glow decals. Fun trying to duplicate that guy again.
Exactrail and IM decorated
cars are RTR, which I’d like to avoid. Looks like I’m
down to decorated Ribside
Cars kits.
I know George makes lots of versions. Are any more
actuate than others? I
think there’s some dimensional issues with some. How far
off are they? I’m
talking 40’, 6’ door cars.
Guess I need to check out MicroScale decals to see if
they make a set for
cars up to,  slightly passed this list’s cutoff date of
1961.
 
Any suggestions?
Clark

Propst
Mason City Iowa










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