Re: What's on your work bench?

Aley, Jeff A

A Southern Car & Foundry resin kit for a UP Postal car, awaiting stripping and repainting (because I screwed up the clear coat the first time - GRRR). Recommended? Yes.

A Prototype Rails "Shake-N-Take" kit for a UP S-40-6 stock car, awaiting stripping of the paint from the Accurail body. 90% alcohol didn't work, so I'll try ELO next. Recommended? Yes.

A laser-cut 12-panel roof for a UP 65,000 gallon steel water tank. I just received the Archer rivets for this project, so I need to design the form for the tank and the jig for assembling the legs so I can have both laser-cut.

A mock-up of the Arcade Building in Riverside, IL which needs a roof. I may re-do the whole thing w/ the laser, just for fun.



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Charlie D modeling the Mopac http://mopac51.tripod
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 4:11 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What's on your work bench?

Wondering what's on your work bench and would you recommend it to another modeler?

I'm converting the Tichy USRA rebuilt boxcar to an ACL rebuilt information from Steve Hoxie and decals from Jerry Glow. Not a difficult conversion remove the steel panel roof yesterday and will add a USRA metal seam version and the underframe needs a fish belly vs the USRA straight one. Not a simple redecal kit but an easy conversion.

Second model is the Rocket Express 50' boxcar - flat resin kit, easy to build. I am replacing the kits ladders with those from a Branchline model and rebuild the lower door tracks with Evergreen 2"x3"'s and 1"x3"'s. I also replaced the tack boards with 1"x8" Evergreen. Recommend it to someone familiar with resin kits.

Charlie Duckworth

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