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The SP gons didn’t have the same problems as they were made of steel not plastic 😁😁😁 the DA kits are noted for there brittle plastic I have built several some of them have been really brittle.
Paul Doggett. England 🏴
On 25 May 2020, at 18:17, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
I have pretty much completed building a model of one of the SP's G50-15 GS gons using the Detail Associates kit. The G50-15 was the initial group built with the flat plate ends with two rib stiffeners. The quality of styrene used for these kits seems to vary and mine has developed cracks on both sides. I am thinking of making "patch panels" with 0.005 sheet styrene as if the broken panels have been damaged in some fashion and thus repaired. A panel like this would strengthen the side and mask the break.
I am curious if anyone has photos of any SP G series steel sided gons with repaired panels. I am trying to understand if the Southern Pacific repaired panels rather than replacing them and if they did, were the patches welded or riveted?