Re: Funaro & Camerlengo 1008 40' Boxcar NP 1918
Black Cat Publishing has some sweet decals for NP double-sheathed boxcars.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Funaro & Camerlengo 1008 40' Boxcar NP 1918
By coincidence, its sister kit (#1006) just came out of the paint
shop. It's the 1906 8' high version (vs the 1908 8'-6"). Same kit
otherwise. Has to be one of the better F&Cs, the radial roof casting
is massive and fit down into the sides & ends perfectly all the way around.
The trusses went in rather quickly. A couple of tricks I learned doing these is
to string the fishing line alongside the queen posts, and then when all done
and tied & glued off (do not overtighten), lift them up onto the queen post
tips and then spot glue. Nice taught trusses. I run the line
through the turnbuckles (I can see Bill Welch
cringe), but the reliability loss and assembly grief is not worth the effort of
trying to make them see-through. Another is to do the brake rigging after
the trusses are in except for the train line and drill as many holes ahead of
the truss install you can.