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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2014, 04:12:30 PM »
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Got a surprise in the mail today – one of Prototype N Scale's custom run Atlas Pennsy PS-1 boxcars.  Looks good with the 8-foot door.  I disassembled it, grabbed one of my painted test-shot X58 floors and proceeded to the milling machine.  I milled off the cast-in coupler box on the Atlas floor, and milled away the floor areas around the extended X58 draft gear boxes.  I then drilled new holes in the Atlas floor and attached the X58 coupler boxes with #00-90 screws and nuts.  I also swapped out the Barber S-2 trucks for ASF A-3 trucks.





Still have to lower the end tack boards, but that would take more time that I had today.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2014, 04:29:57 PM »
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looks great. I love me some Pennsy
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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2014, 04:32:23 PM »
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bnsfdash8 looking good as always
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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2014, 09:34:10 PM »
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Got a surprise in the mail today – one of Prototype N Scale's custom run Atlas Pennsy PS-1 boxcars.  Looks good with the 8-foot door.  I disassembled it, grabbed one of my painted test-shot X58 floors and proceeded to the milling machine.  I milled off the cast-in coupler box on the Atlas floor, and milled away the floor areas around the extended X58 draft gear boxes.  I then drilled new holes in the Atlas floor and attached the X58 coupler boxes with #00-90 screws and nuts.  I also swapped out the Barber S-2 trucks for ASF A-3 trucks.





Still have to lower the end tack boards, but that would take more time that I had today.

Hey Bryan! So those mods...why did you do them?
Are the Barber S-2 trucks not correct for the car? Who makes the ASF A-3? BLMA?
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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2014, 11:06:59 PM »
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Hey Bryan! So those mods...why did you do them?
Are the Barber S-2 trucks not correct for the car? Who makes the ASF A-3? BLMA?

The X48 had a cushioned underframe and ran on A-3 trucks.  Yes, BLMA's friction-bearing truck is an ASF A-3.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/26/14
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2014, 09:56:10 AM »
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If you could get the paint info, I'd really appreciate it Tim. They're such an easy to overlook prototype.

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"Unfortunately I don't know what paint I used for them even, I seem to remember signal yellow with some red and brown added."

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