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Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« on: February 07, 2007, 01:22:30 PM »
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I hate to see rolling stock languishing in a box, no longer appropriate for revenue service.

Last night I pulled this old Aurora gondola out of the junque box, and got it ready to earn it's keep...


I rescued this from an ancient Postage Stamp car, the green WM version. I added a better brake wheel, body mounted couplers, Roundhouse trucks with Lo-Pro wheels, and I lowered the bolsters to reduce the ride height. I then added a floor using v-groove Evergreen stock, and added a few scraps of blocking. The lettering is from a custom run of decals I had run by Engineshop (www.helveticarr.com) and the reporting marks are from a Micro Scale set.  I weathered it lightly with a few washes of acrylic browns and greys.

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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 01:56:41 PM »
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I'm craving pancakes, yeah and nice job!

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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 02:23:34 PM »
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Nice!   :)

Excellent job with the wood floor.

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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 09:38:44 AM »
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Nice work! Did that start out as one of these?



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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 09:40:19 AM »
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I lowered the bolsters to reduce the ride height.

Lee, I never thought that you would say this... ;D

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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007, 11:33:06 AM »
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Nice work! Did that start out as one of these?



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That looks like the Made in Mexico knock off that wasn't quite as
good as the Made in Germany Trix product.
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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 10:10:11 AM »
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That looks like the Made in Mexico knock off that wasn't quite as
good as the Made in Germany Trix product.

Probably, Lee mentions adding a "better brakewheel"... The ones I have had no brakewheel at all.

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Re: Rescuing another Postage Stamp from the junque box
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 09:25:01 AM »
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Mine was the German one.  The plastic is more rigid.  I've seen the Mexican ones, more like Tupperware...

But yes, that's the model I started with.  And yes, Tom, I lowered it because it just felt "right".  Plus the extended height of the sides really made the ride height look funky.

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