Re: Ye Old X29

Bruce Smith


The RC patch panels are "half width" and on both sides of the door (so really full-width). What was usual is a good question. Initially, patches were just the end panel or 2 panels. Patch height often varied between 1 an 2 feet. Then patches could be most, but not all of the panels. As the cars rotted even more, patches became more uniform and basically patched from the door opening to the end of the car.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
From: STMFC@... [STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:24 PM
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Ye Old X29

Bruce showed patches that were both half width (that is, from the end to the door, on both sides of the door) as well as individual panel patches.

Being naiive and unfamiliar with the RC X29 model, and the PRR in general, how did RC patch it? What was usually done?

Yes, I've learned the addage "every modeler ends up being a PRR modeler." I'm just way late to the game on this one.

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@... or Arved@...
Fleming Island, Florida

On Thu, 1/15/15, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [STMFC] Ye Old X29
To: STMFC@...
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 2:48 PM


True, and RC did a good job -- but it's only ONE of the
carbody styles and

they made 4 different bodies (1923, 1924, 1928 and a version
with dreadnaught

ends). 1950's modelers need to patch all of them.

Tim O'Connor

>I'm sure the etched panels are beautiful, but you
should know that Red Caboose released a run of X29 with a
'patch' side: RC-7201.


>Jim Hunter

Posted by: Arved Grass <arved_grass@...>


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