After sanding the original carlines all the way off the roof, I decided
to model the weld overlaps. I used strips, whose difficulty is their
thickness. The styrene strips I found (thinnest Evergreen sells)
are .010" thick, which is about a scale 7/8" in HO. But if I understand
correctly, the extra thickness at the overlaps should be the thickness
of the roof sheet, since two are overlapped there. Poking through
the '22 CBC, I find thicknesses of 1/8" or so; an HO scale 1/8" is
about .0014". That's *thin*! So I glued strips down and sanded them
until they started to catch on the sandpaper, but I still think they're
over scale thickness. I hope to bring the car to Cocoa Beach next year,
and y'all can decide if I made convincing weld overlaps or if they just
look like wider flatter carlines.
If I were doing another one, I'd sand the original carlines down until
they were barely visible and smooth their edges with a little putty. I
may do it, just to see if it works.
Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.
--- In STMFC@..., "gd3006" <gbd99@...> wrote:
It has been sprayed brown and given L&N reporting marks -for somebalance
of the roof, so cementing strips to the model's roof would be morehave
to pay attention next time...