Three sets of SD units wait on crews to head north out of Black Mountain yards to the Leatherwood branch in the coal fields of Eastern, KY

Monday, February 16, 2015

Heat cover for Tyco / Mantua culvert car. Part 1

Been working on this little project for a couple months. A heat cover that will fit on a Tyco/Mantua culvert car. Yes, I still use cheap cars on my layout. With a little tweaking, they run great and look heavy duty. First thing I did was remove the hook horn couples from the trucks and attached Kadee #5 to the car body, and work on the wheelsets to make them free rolling. Next, I started on the heat cover. I have seen different types so I didn't really model after any particulate one. When I first built the hood it was 1/4 inch higher and didn't look right. Once I cut it down I just used random details to help how the car looks.


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