Monday, July 18, 2011

I decapitated a Westerfield kit

Well, de-roofed it anyway. It was a bit of a challenge because the New Haven double-sheathed box car is a one piece body so I was cutting through a large chunk of resin. It's so thick at that point that it now has a flat 'roof.'

I had an extra steel sheathed roof from an F&C kit, but I found it's too narrow. I cut it down the middle, because I figured I can fill in the middle easier (since it's under the running board), but it may be too much space. We'll see. Some other F&C kits look like they've got roofs that will work, I'll see if I can get one of them.

In the meantime, I'll keep modifying and detailing the rest of the kit while I work on the NH single-sheathed box car as well. I really don't have enough New Haven rolling stock built, although these wouldn't have been the most common...

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