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Martin
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Post Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 8, 2017,
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Ok, after a bit of a layoff from the O scale meeting Indy in Sept, the MER convention in Oct, and running around so that I could retire last week, and then celebrating that with kidney stones, I'm finally at a point where I can get back into my shop and get something done.

So, those American Standard airslide hopper kits - I sold 2 -- Hurray for my team! 2 kits I don't have to build. But, I still have 1 kit.....and I still have one of these cars that appears to have had some rough handling, like dropped....

So, off we go....here's the rebuild side of this project:

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Ends are beat up and missing the ladders, brake components are loose or missing, roof walk is missing, and the plumbing is missing off the hoppers, but it has trucks and most of the couplers - the sides come pre-painted so someone over spraying the entire car and I'm thinking that's a loss; total re-paint and decal job.

And here's the kit to build the same car!

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Started in on it by installing the side ladders - the ladders have a left and right bevel on the ends so they can meet up to form square corners. Started on the ends adding some fiddly bits.

Ok, so contrary to popular belief, I can and will work with styrene, [:D] [:D]

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Robert

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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 8, 2017,
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Retire...really? Well if really congratulations Marty. No stone comments...but I will follow your fixup on this car.

Robert

Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
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Really! I'm Emeritus now, but also the Editor of a scientific journal, so I'm not going to be sitting about down at the store with my feet propped up sitting around the stove trading stories with the rest of the gaffers........well, not yet.

Not what I'm going to do with the ladders, but I'll improvise, adapt, and overcome all while proceeding forward until otherwise directed.

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BruceB

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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 8, 2017,
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I do have one of those kits in the stash. Does not fit my era of interest, but could be fun. I'm pay attention here.

Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 8, 2017,
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They are a fun build; not sure about being a fun repair/restoration.....

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Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 12, 2017,
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Ok, ends are done and assembled to the end platform with sides attached now.

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Ed Bommer

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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 12, 2017,
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Looking great, Martin!
What will you be using for weight, as these are very light when built.
Ed Bommer

Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 12, 2017,
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Quote from Ed Bommer on November 12, 2017,
Looking great, Martin!
What will you be using for weight, as these are very light when built.
Ed Bommer

Yes, these are quite light.

I have some sheet lead to mount to the floor once that's added as I do the de novo build.

The restore car is the real problem since I can't get inside it easily, but depending on adhesive I might be able to pop the floor free.

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Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 21, 2017,
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Got back to work on these now - ends built and rebuilt

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White styrene is new and the new ladders on the rebuild are slightly different red styrene. Other bits like the grabs on the new build are from PSC since I had them and they look better than my bent wire ones.

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Martin
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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 22, 2017,
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Underbody of the new build.....some framing for the center sill

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A bit of sheet lead added for weight; Goo & CA hold it in place

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Discharge hoppers assembled and mounted to the floor

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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 23, 2017,
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Over to the rebuild job - plumbing was missing off the discharge hoppers - some styrene rod bent and put in its place should suffice to at least give the illusion of what should be there.....and after a coat of paint, should be at least adequate.

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Post Re: Out of the Salvage Yard 13
on: November 24, 2017,
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Dressed up the ends a bit...

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