MaTrix boxcars, was Re: Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Bernd Schroeder

Hello Tom,

welcome to the wonderful world of Modelrailroading in Marklin-Style...

basically, Marklin and Trix are the same, just that the Marklin is the AC-Version and Trix the DC-Version (reflecting the deeply rooted separation of the german HO MR scene). If you decide to replace the underframe, it is the same work.

as for paint removal, I seriously doubt that this can be answered without destructive testing (of which you have provided a thorough base already).
I can try whether I have some success with some German products for this purpose on some leftover parts from a Trix boxcar which has been reduced to the sides in regards of useful parts (and even those require some work, since they are neither scale 10� nor 10�6", but something in between....

best regards


firmly on the DC side of the trench

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Madden" <tgmadden@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:20 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)

UP B-50-24/27 box car decals
Are the Trix and Marklin B-50-24/27 the same? I bought two of the
Marklin models with the Be Specific with large UNION PACIFIC lettering
when they first came out and would certainly use the above parts and
decals to upgrade/backdate them. Problem is, I was unable to strip the
one Marklin I tried using any paint stripper on hand. (Brake fluid,
Chameleon, Scalecoat, all with ultrasonic, alcohol without ultrasonic.)
I finally tried a light, low-angle grit blast, but that removed the
rivets as well as the paint. So now I have one. Any ideas??

Tom Madden


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