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I agree Bill.
The sad truth is that not many people can produce perfect 1
piece bodies. But
they are getting better! The RCW 50' SOO box car - no
Fixing serious warpage is really challenging - e.g. a "twist" in
the body. Ugh!
If you've never seen one of Gene Fusco's one piece "Railyard"
X58 box cars (or his
other cars) then you've really missed something.
On 1/4/2020 9:16 AM, william darnaby wrote:
As a final…or,maybe not…comment on one
piece bodies, I have not found them to be a great time saver
over flat kits because of issues that I run across. Your
mileage may vary but I have found that it takes time to
clean up the bottom edges of the castings as there are lumps
and bumps of resin. I think some of these are vents or
risers from the casting process. I have had to do repair to
these areas to get a clean and straight bottom sill on the
sides and ends. One car I assembled this summer had the
corner of the sill so badly damaged I had to create a new
corner with modelling putty.
Another issue is the shelf inside the
body being uneven or not deep enough to allow the floor to
sit down inside far enough to allow the crossmembers to sit
behind the sill tabs. It sometimes takes a fair amount of
scraping with a square edged modelling knife to clean up
Then there is the issue of warpage. I
have had to install pieces of quarter inch square styrene
across the interior of the casting so the sides do not
noticeably bow in.
Such is the resin world. And, as I
Thanks to all who responded to my
inquiry, on list and off. Sounds like it is nothing to be