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B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« on: November 11, 2007, 12:36:53 PM »
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Just put the finishing touches on a semi-scratchbuilt B&M 1700 series reefer.  I used an MDC 50' reefer frame and roof (N scale)and scratched the rest with styrene and wire.  The detail is a little "heavy" resulting from using materials "at hand" rather than going out and buying the proper size strips, etc.  More time was spent making and installing grabs than building the body![:D]  Since it turned out not to be an "exact" copy, I gave it a non-existant number.





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Re: B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 01:36:41 PM »
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WOW Dick, that looks fantastic!!! Great job.

Can you tell me more about that combine?
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Re: B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 02:48:14 PM »
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Thanks, Jon!  A few years ago, when I decided to "back date" my layout, I lamented the fact that there were no wood passenger cars available in the 68' rangelike those the B&M had in its "Splinter Fleet".... just those awful looking B'mann old-timers, the MDC 36' Overtons, and the 50' Overlands... all much too short.  However, the 50 footers looked promising as bash material so I experimented and was able to bash two 50 footers into one 70' coach (that two feet is hardly noticeable!).  Eventually, I got carried away and found myself with 15 of them!  The 4 door combine required two of the combines to build but.... I just had to have one.  The other combines, of course, were bashed from just one of the MDC combines and a coach.  They were fun and easy to bash.  Here are some more of them.  The four-trucked "business car" was done on a whim with spare parts left over and a desire to have something "different".







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Re: B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 02:59:37 PM »
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Boy Dick those look nice!!!! I might have to give it try myself,
unless you think you have too many........ :D :D

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Re: B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007, 03:39:10 PM »
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How many do you want?  :) :D ;D

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Re: B&M 1700 Series Reefer
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007, 06:44:53 PM »
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Dick, great job on the reefer. And those passenger cars are still sharp, just like they were when you built them.