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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hot Metal Cars Part 1

Well, I have been in the mood to do a little modeling. Must be the weather. I been want to model different types of hot metal cars but only use ST&D and Walthers cars. Past couple days I have sat down and started them here are the results so far. Sadly I ran out of parts to do other types of cars I had planned. 

Pic #1 shows 5 hot metal cars. The 2 outside cars are stock Walthers and ST&D cars. the 3 inside cars are customs.

Pic #2 is a comparison picture of Walthers cars. One I removed the spot to the Walthers car and replaced it with a spot from ST&D The other is a stock Walthers car with no modifications.  This was a very easily done. I started by cutting the spot completely off the Walthers car. Once it was off it took just a little sanding to get the ST&D spot to slide in then I sand the top smooth and glut the heat shield over the Walthers car using the ST&D spot to line everything up. Pic #3 show the car with the spot redone. 

Pic #4 car I took the barrel from ST&D and used the ends platforms from a Walthers kit.

Pic #5 car I did was take the barrel ends of a Walthers car and put them in the center section of the barrel of an ST&D car. I also use ST&D platform ends on this car also.

Pic #6 shows a stock ST&D car in the back and the 2 custom cars I build in the front.

Next is to finish the rails and other detail parts and paint and weather.

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