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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 01:57:30 PM »
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The red and silver cars are inkjet decals done by a friend.  I recall the white car decals came from a set.  I'll have to look it up.  I wrote an article for RMC which appears in the March 2003 issue.  The core is built up of layers of acrylic  strip with a half round piece on top.  I used a friend's band saw to cut to length with the proper end angles then wrapped with Evergreen .010 sheet styrene.  The hardest part was drilling the handrail stanchions into the acrylic core.  Otherwise a fairly easy project.
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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 05:14:23 PM »
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Been working on the steam gennie kit. I started by chiseling off many of the the rough cast on details, drilled out the windows, lowered the ride height, then started installing detailing such as separate grab irons, vents and stacks, lifting rings, end walkways, and a brake wheel. There are still some details missing, but I'll be soon ready for a first coat of primer. Once thats done I'll be able to judge where more sanding and filling may be needed.




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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 05:57:03 PM »
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Wow what an improvement!!

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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 08:57:18 PM »
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That looks like a huge improvement. Are the scribed horizontal lines prototypical?

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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 09:45:18 PM »
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That looks like a huge improvement. Are the scribed horizontal lines prototypical?

Thanks! Unfortunately no, in the original casting the scribed lines are supposed to represent weld seams. Maybe gluing a long length of styrene or brass wire along the scribe would look better? Any other ideas?
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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 07:27:48 AM »
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Thanks! Unfortunately no, in the original casting the scribed lines are supposed to represent weld seams. Maybe gluing a long length of styrene or brass wire along the scribe would look better? Any other ideas?

Wire would look great as a weld seam, IMHO.  Then a quick filler putty to close any gaps or irregularities above and below the wire.  Going to keep this idea in mind for FUD/FXD projects that have weld seams or beading, like on a passenger car roof. 

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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2017, 07:30:26 AM »
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Scratchbuilt --styrene wrapper over acrylic body

@Roger Holmes , @JMaurer1 , this would be a great FUD/FXD kit.  What is the era, general locale, and are there any drawings or good side-on photos out there? 

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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2017, 05:46:57 PM »
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A well-made butter-dish milk car would definitely be most welcome in N scale.  They were offered in brass (rare and expensive) and resin (ok, but could be better).  A well-researched 3-D printed model would be awesome!  I seem to recall that there was drawing of this car published in either Model railroader or maybe even in the N-Scale Magazine.
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Re: Mystery CN steam generator resin kit
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2017, 09:13:00 PM »
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I thought they were probably weld seams, and I was thinking that strips of .010 styrene rod seated in the grooves might be an improvement. Wire would also be good, especially if the .010 is too thick.
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