Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Tim O'Connor


Hahahaha!! Sometime about 30 years ago I realized that if I bought a good drill press it would
eventually pay for itself in tiny drill bits !! It's been pretty rare now for years for me to break a drill
bit - and it only happens when I am doing the work by hand.

With a good drill press you could use #80 drills or even smaller ones. I keep a #80 in the press and
if I need a larger hole or two, I just use tiny reamers to enlarge the holes. :-D

Tim O'Connor

On 5/6/2022 5:33 PM, Ken Adams wrote:

Really nice.

Again I like the body FCR which appears a more "rusty" color.  As I am confined to acrylics I'll have to do some research to match. I need to differentiate foreign road cars from the darker SP FCR that I have been using. 

Here it has taken me at least 3 weeks since I started an Tichy P&LE rebuild kit and I am at a point where I might assemble the body. 72 grabiron holes drilled taking at least 15 #78 drill bits. 
Ken Adams

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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