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New NYC gondola kit and more


Eric Hansmann
 

Resin Car Works has new products available to help you ease into a new month. Our latest blog post has more details.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/new-nyc-gondola-kit-and-more/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

 

 


Brian Carlson
 

Love the gon, but by 57 I need the steel floor version. Still a sweet car. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 28, 2020, at 9:41 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Resin Car Works has new products available to help you ease into a new month. Our latest blog post has more details.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/new-nyc-gondola-kit-and-more/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

 

 


mopacfirst
 

Is this the same as the former Sunshine 67.1?  I built one of those, and installed the wood floor in it.  My modeling era is 1958-63.  I keep all my Sunshine instructions, but they're not where I can look at them now.

My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.

Ron Merrick


Tom Madden
 

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 04:06 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.
Here's the floor casting from the new kit. Sorry for the bow - it was the top one in a stack of 25 and the scuffing and bedraggling resulted in bulged boards in the center of the pattern. It will flatten out.

Tom Madden


Brian Carlson
 

Tom. Does that floor fit as a separate piece into the underframe of the kit? I’m wondering if I could remove that wooden floor and scratch a steel floor.  Modeling 57 I should have one with a steel floor. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 28, 2020, at 6:37 PM, Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss@...> wrote:

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 04:06 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.
Here's the floor casting from the new kit. Sorry for the bow - it was the top one in a stack of 25 and the scuffing and bedraggling resulted in bulged boards in the center of the pattern. It will flatten out.

Tom Madden
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Tom Madden
 

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 05:14 PM, Brian Carlson wrote:
Tom. Does that floor fit as a separate piece into the underframe of the kit? I’m wondering if I could remove that wooden floor and scratch a steel floor.  Modeling 57 I should have one with a steel floor. 
The inner floor is separate so you can sandwich a weight between it and the car floor. The underframe is cast with the body, and the view from underneath is of a wood floor. If you can tolerate that, you could certainly scratch a steel floor for the interior. It's a really simple kit with only three castings - one body, one floor for inside the car, and a cast sheet of small parts.

Tom Madden


mopacfirst
 

OK, I'm going to take a chisel blade or something to mine to help it flatten down better.  I never seem to be able to file down the edges of mine enough to get them to lay right, probably because I'm afraid of leaving visible gaps at the edges.  I paint and sort-of distress mine, often before I finish detailing the car.  I put sheet lead on the sub-floors, either before or after painting, usually before, and hold them down with Shoe Goo (or Zap-A-Dap, or similar), then I use the same cement on the back of the wood floor insert and press it down.

Ron Merrick


Bill Welch
 

With styrene sheet and Archer surface decals, it would be pretty easy to do a steel floor would it not?

Bill Welch


mopacfirst
 

I snagged two of the Sunshine 67.1 NYC gon directly from Sunshine at, I think, Naperville.  Built one and put one on eBay because it was one of those cars that were probably infrequent visitors to my part of the country, and I have not seen one show up for sale since.  I used Kadee as the only option, then, for the 70 ton truck with three springs in the outer row, but I think there are others now.  So I'd say, especially if you are farther northeast than I am, that the new Resin Kits offering would be worthwhile.

Ron Merrick


reporterllc
 

Thanks for sharing, but I would prefer to see more steam era 40 ft. gons rather the mill  and 50 ft. gons. I believe the 40 ft. cars were more common in the steam/transition era weren't they? 

Victor A. Baird
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