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Author Topic: updating old kits
raybaumill-
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Posts: 385
Post Re: updating old kits
on: July 15, 2018,
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Hi,
Got a piece of brass to support the caboose ends on the box to caboose project. Should I run it the whole 46' from caboose end to caboose end inserting it in the fish belly frame?? Any suggestions will be helpful.
Tks RAy

Charlie

Posts: 240
Post Re: updating old kits
on: July 17, 2018,
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Before you attach the brass to the model, think about mounting couplers. Drill and tap the brass for the coupler mounting is easier now then later.

Charlie

raybaumill-
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Posts: 385
Post Re: updating old kits
on: November 8, 2018,
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Hi,
Never did that before. Project is getting deeper all the time (HAHA).
Tks RAy

raybaumill-
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Posts: 385
Post Re: updating old kits
on: November 8, 2018,
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Hi,
Finally got an atlas 70's boxcar to look at and compare with the intermountain ones and to view side by side with the one pola max car I have. Pola max cars compared to the atlas cars, old and new seems a bit undersized. Guess for sure that the reporting marks are inaccurate. The IM cars are way nice but will be dropping parts for sure with use. The atlas 70's cars look fit for operational duty. Not so fragile.
A second atlas 70's car is missing the truck and push pin to attach it to the bolster. What is available for replacement bolster holder uppers?? Athearn trucks a reasonably priced replacement??
Tks RAy

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