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The author's m odel

of SP No. 659514. The ends of the car c ame from a n Athearn kit, a nd the roof , ladders a nd trucks a re from a Details West kit. The

c ar sides were scratch-modeled from .04" styrene sheet wh ich were scribed appropriately by the author. s ides s o t hat t en s cale i nches s hows b elow t he b ottom o f t he s ides. F or t he t op d o or g uide c ement a 21 '3" l ength o f 2 " x 2 " s tyrene s trip a long t he t op o f t he c ar s ide. A dd a 1" x 3" s trip t o t he o uter f ace o f t he 2" x 2". A t l east o ne i nch o f t his s trip s hould extend b elow t he b ottom o f t he 2" x 2" t o p rovide a r etaining l ip f or t h e d oor . O n a p air o f A thearn 4 0-foot o utsidebraced (exterior p ost) H icube d oors , t he c ast-on d oor g uide h ooks a t t he b ottom a re r emoved. A l ength o f s cale 1" x 2" s tyrene s trip i s c emented o n i ts e dge t o t h e r ear b ottom e dge o f t he d oor. T his i s e asier t han i t s ounds , especiall y i f y ou l et t he d oo r l ie f lat o n t he w ork t able. P ut c ement o n o ne e dge o f t he s ty rene s trip a nd p ush i t a long t he t able t o p i nto t he b ot tom o f t he d oor. M ove th e d oor/strip a ssembly every f ew s econds s o i t d oesn 't b ecome a p er m anent c omponent o f y our m odel b uilding e nvironment ! P ut t h e d oor u p i nto t he t op d oor g uide. F or t he l ower d oor g uide, cement a 2 2' -3 ", 2" x 2" s trip t o t he c ar s ide j ust b elow t he b ottom o f t he door. Avoid g etting c ement o n t he d oor assembly s o t he d oor w ill r emain o perable--wlless, o f c ourse, y ou w ish t o g l u e t he d oors c losed. A dd a 1" x 3 " to t he o uter f ace o f t he 2" x 2" w ith a 1" l ip u pwards f or a d oor r etainer. D rill h oles i n t he e nds f or t he g rabirons. T he h oles a re d rilled a t t he s ides j ust a bove t he l owest D readnaught b ulge a nd j ust a bove t he f ourth b ulge f rom t he b ottom. T he f ifth h ole f or t he

BILL OF MATERIALS
General

Details West: No. 500, 600 or 700 boxcar kit; for roof , trucks and ladders Athearn: No. 19600 smooth-side boxcar body (or car kit No. 1960) ; for ends No. 12028 car doors (from car kit No. 1950 outside-braced boxcar) No. 1624 , 1631 , 1329 or 1336 50-foot boxcar kit; for underframe, floor and weight Styrene sheet of .01 " and .04" thickness Sty ren e strip of 1" x 3", 2" x 2",4" x 4" and 4" x 8" sizes
Details

Cal-Scale: No. 301 hydra-cushion underframe set Bras s wire , .3 mm diameter Sheet brass eye pins
Paint

Flo quil: Boxcar Red Ree fer White Silver Reefer Gray Grimy Black
D ecals

Microsca\e: Nos. RH-2 , RH-3 and HO-258

g rabiron r unning a cross t he e nds a nd d own t he s ides o f t he e nds . A lso r emove t he u pper r ectangular b ulge o f t he e nds. F abricate t he f our s ide h alves f rom . 0 4"-thick s tyrene s heet. E ach s ide h alf i s a s cale 2 0 ' x 1 2 '-6". T he w eld s eam p attern c an be s cored i nto t he s tyrene s ide w ith a k nife . U s e t he p rototype p hotos a s a g uide. N ow f it o ne c ar e nd t o t he r oof, a djusting u ntil s traight. W hen a ssembled, t he h eight f rom t he b ottom o f t he e nd t o t he g able o f t he r oof s hould b e 1 3 '- 6". C ement t he e nds i n p lace. N ow l ay t he e nd/roof a ssembly o n i ts s ide a nd s lide a c ar s ide h alf i n t o t he c orner b etween r oof a nd e nd, a nd c ement i n p lace . u sing t he t able s urface a s a s u p port i n t his m anner g ives a p erfect a lignment b etween s ide, e nd a nd r oof . R epeat t hi s p rocedure f or t h e c ar s ide h alf o n t he o ther s ide o f t he e nd. T hen a dd t he r emaining t wo s ide h alves. A s cale 8 ' - 5 " s trip o f s cale 2" x 6" s tyrene i s c emented a cross t he c ar e nds between t he t op D readnaught b ulge a nd t he r oof t o r epresent t he r ectangular b ulge . C ement a 4" x 4" s trip o f s tyrene a cross t he t op o f t he d oor o pening i n l ine w ith t he t op o f t he c ar s ide h alves . U se a 4" x 8" p iece a cross t he b ottom o f t he d oor o pening. F or t he s ide s ills, c ut t wo p ieces o f .01 " s tyrene i nto l ong s trips, s cale 4 9 ' -8" b y 1'-3". N otch t he b ottom e nds o f t hese s ills r oughly 4 s cale i nches u p a nd o ne s cale f oot i n. C ement t hese t o t he i nside o f t he c ar

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