Re: inexpensive kit-bash


Eric Hansmann
 

Looking good, Chuck! Another modeler has used the same car end print on an Intermountain USRA gon. 

I think your model was originally a Proto1000 release. Finding it for $1 is pretty lucky!


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Aug 10, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Group,

 

I purchased an old Walthers gondola kit at the PRRT&HS for a dollar back in 2019.  I was not sure what I would do with it, but it was a bargain.  One of my operators had some Shapeways spiral gondola ends made and he gave a set to me.   I wondered if I could use them, so I did a little research.  I found a Monon gondola that I though fit the bill.  Not much to describe here, I built the kit substituting the Shapeways ends and adding some details such as some standard underbody brake and end details.  The decals are from Tichy.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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