Re: NKP 22100 DD 40' boxcar from NKPHS
Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
--- In STMFC@..., "Dean Payne" <deanpayne@...> wrote:
4-4 ends. Before I spend a lot of time making up for the underframe
and> > other parts shortcomings to get the car up to contemporary
standards I thought I would see if any one in the group can commenta > 12' door opening.
Built > > date which I expect the society researched is 10-29 andThe car has 3-5 panel riveted sides and fishbelly side sills.
weigh data > > shows AX 10-52.
askingI am gratified to be (finally) answering a question instead of
one! The Summer 2005 Nickel Plate Technical and Historical SocietyMcKean > kit used. After looking at the article, I considered
replacing all the details, etc, but then I'd be scrapping a limited-I have no idea how to model those.
What I've decided to do is to keep the kit as-built, but thediagonal panel roof really bothers me. The prototype had a Murphy
the kit has a very thick plastic roofwalk that represents a metalthat
a Red Caboose roof (Walthers part #629-800001) will improve thingsand
hurt the collector's value of the car. I believe that PollyscaleDean Payne
Oops! I got the color recommendation wrong! I remembered that the
PRR gon that looks "close" I had painted with a combo of Special
Oxide Red and Zinc Chromate Primer, and I'm pretty sure that Zinc
Chromate was the major component! I'd recommend 75% Zinc Chromate
and 25% Specail Oxide as a starting point for the NKP car, maybe even
90/10. I'll post my results when I get my roofs in. Sorry for
leading anybody astray!