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    Default Southern Rwy RPO #36

    Next project is this RPO kit. Although I don't have proper glue yet, I can at least prep the car. Found some suitable car roofs from MT, but I'm told they need to be cut down to size...

    Here's the pics:

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    I'm open to recommendations for a glue I can use that I can pick-up at a hardware store or something commonly found.

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    Gorilla Glue - thickened AC.
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    bought some gorilla glue today, filed out the windows a little more, then did the other side. Now one side is glued in place:

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    both sides glued on, back in the box for safe keeping until I buy some spray paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    Project to do list in photos:

    Find the elusive harriman roof for this:
    Attachment 89647
    found a possible prototype, just need some Santa Fe green, perhaps.... and won't even need a harriman roof http://sdrm.info/events/rpo/2002_run.html

    or SOUTHERN http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1338203
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    I like the Southern paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epumph View Post
    I like the Southern paint.
    I was thinking that too, and I found a bottle of paint on evilbay for $6.95

    next I need to find decals

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    progress on reefer and Southern RPO

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    Not coming out as I hoped, there's extra decals so I could always start over, including stripping paint and buying spray paint instead of painting on by brush, which would have worked fine if I hadn't accidently scrapped some paint off and had to touch it up :grrr:

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    One side complete, Krylon Matte finish applied. (The grain visible is from the camera)

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    I think it's looking good. You could always rely on weathering to cover over a multitude of sins... if you treat this as a pre-restoration model, it could have lots of rust patches all over, some of which can hide the edges of that paint patch. Even just a moderate amount of rust spots could be added, to suggest a good-condition car that just still needs a little bit of work. It would help set the stage of your restoration/museum backstory, and sort of show work-in-progress.

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    Coupler assembly while the second set of decals dry....

    Also, I ordered a set of diaphragms for the car, figured I'm going to the trouble of custom decals I might as well add a set of those too.


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    Zos -

    Did you make that special coupler hemostat clamp? If not, where did you get it?
    Sure could have used that when I was putting together my Accumate couplers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotrain64 View Post
    Zos -

    Did you make that special coupler hemostat clamp? If not, where did you get it?
    Sure could have used that when I was putting together my Accumate couplers!

    I made it from a cheap set. used my dremel to cut the slot after cutting down the tip of the clamp.

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    Neat custom tool. I never found assembling the MTL couplers very hard, except for getting the trip pin stuck into the hole initially. You wouldn't happen to have a special tool for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwerner View Post
    Neat custom tool. I never found assembling the MTL couplers very hard, except for getting the trip pin stuck into the hole initially. You wouldn't happen to have a special tool for that?
    I use a jewelers file to file down the end that goes in the coupler around all sides, then use micro-pliers to push it in.
    My hardest time has always been the tiny spring, hence the tweezer tool to hold it together while I use an X-acto blade to install the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    I use a jewelers file to file down the end that goes in the coupler around all sides, then use micro-pliers to push it in.
    My hardest time has always been the tiny spring, hence the tweezer tool to hold it together while I use an X-acto blade to install the spring.
    Yes, I file that end as well, albeit with a comically oversized carpenter's file (feels like it cuts through the blackened part faster than the smaller files I have). I really need to invest in hobby-type tweezers. I think I just get overwhelmed by all of the choices everytime I browse tool vendors at the hobby shows. I never know which ones would best suit my needs.
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