Re: P&LE USRA rebuild
O Fenton Wells
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Ron, I built a SR (Sunshine) box early on and thought I had done a good job. Then I saw the same car built by Craig Zini and realized that I had not applied the roof correctly. The kit is no longer available but I disassembled it anyway with ACC debonder, some parts came loose some broke but I persevered and rebuilt, painted and decaled it.. I have attached a photo.
A few years later I built the second version of the car for the Shake 'N Take at Cocoa (Sunshine did not do this version) . The earlier version could have been built the same way.
My point is go for it and you can recover or if not find another way to accomplish your goal, and you will learn alot along the way.
First photo ids the rebuilt Sunshine car SR @272123
Second photo is the later version of the same car SR #272522 kitbashed from an IM kit for the Shake 'N Take at Cocoa
Keep on building
On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 9:12 AM mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:
I built one as-is, sometime in the early 2000s. At the time, I was happy to have a distinctive car that went together in slightly less time than an early Sunshine. It's somewhere in one of the twenty car carriers that my freight cars now live in, awaiting transfer to the new railroad. But clearly I missed something. I'm sure I used the decals in the kit, too.