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PanAm car - how to roll your own?
« on: March 31, 2007, 08:46:33 AM »
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So I like the car but I don't like the price.  How can I make my own?

1.  What color paint to use for the grey and blue?
2.  Where are the decals again?
3.  What boxcar best matches the prototype?

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Re: PanAm car - how to roll your own?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 08:49:16 AM »
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Its an FMC car .. MDC car or Athean ..

The decals are on top of my fridge :)  Set# FN-236  N Scale $5.00 by HighBall graphics www.mgdecals.com

Polyscale 414372 - Guilford Gray and B&M Blue with a little white added in ..



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Re: PanAm car - how to roll your own?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 06:57:05 PM »
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Be warned that the Highball set I got was missing some of the info. The measurements of the car on the right side were not in the set, so I had to get some from a Microscale set. I did let Highball know about that.

But the colors are about right. I used a pair of M-T cars, primed white and B&M Blue and Gulford Grey all from Pollyscale. I've seen three of the prototypes here in Bakersfield, so the pair I have look good roaming around the layout.

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Re: PanAm car - how to roll your own?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 09:38:30 PM »
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I prefer the Badger Modelflex for these B&M blue 16-60 and D&H grey 16-188 but that's just IMHO  :P