Is the Athearn car supposed to represent the earliest 3-bay covered
hopper with 3219 (or thereabouts) cubic feet? If it is then I need
to start lobbying for a version in the M&StL post-1956 billboard
If moving the hatches on the Athearn car is anything like moving the
hatches on the MDC car, then it isn't hard to do. A 1/4 inch hole
with a short piece of 1/4" styrene tube provided the new location
and 'flange.' A 1/4" circle of styrene punched out with a paper
punch plugged the old hole. Squadron putty and a little sanding
finished the job.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Montford Switzer" <ZOE@I...> wrote:
usually involves fitting the old lids on lips around new openings(you
don't really have to have a hole there unless you want to openthem).
Filling the old holes, assuming there are any is the hard part.But the
Athearn model looks like it is worth the effort.Behalf Of
shocked if the sun went out tomorrow. From what I see in Ed'sarticle,
varies the most. It would be possible, of course, to move the 4be
interesting to see how the hatch is attached.