Note: groups.io will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, October 5th, starting at 9AM Pacific Time (4PM Wednesday October 5, 2022 UTC), for approximately one hour.
Re: Proto 50' boxcar roof removal
Tim,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
....well I guess I could use my teeth. :>] Seriously, though, the stryrene is very soft under a sharp exacto blade. 4-5 passes at the most.
--- On Tue, 3/1/11, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Proto 50' boxcar roof removal
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 9:27 PM
I make the rough cut using a Dremel circular saw blade, to remove most
of the roof. Then nip and sand off the rest. A knife?? No way I'd try that.
At 3/1/2011 04:54 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
These cars (unlike Branchline) have the roof cast with the sides, not as a separate piece.Â I have altered similarly made accurail cars by cutting repeatedly along the roof with an exacto knife even with the inside of the sides.Â If you own a dremelÂ using itÂ would be much easier.Â The stub of the roof edge can be taken off with a file/sanded upside down on sandpaper glued to a sheet of glass or other flat surface.