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    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...

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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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    began severely weathering a salt hopper:
    the last two attachments show each side of the hopper, but this is just the beginning :evil:
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    Well that's one way to do it.
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    I set the rusty hopper aside for now (haven't touched it since last post actually, but I plan on doing something with

    Today I spent some time body mounting couplers and modify how the trucks are mounted on a B-mann 60' coach. Not a lot of room for the trucks to turn, but I'm hoping for "just enough"
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    Guess I need to buy some short-extension body mount couplers, these are the medium one's I bought for mounting on the 60' Bachmann coaches... so this is just an experiment. once I finish the other end and get the couplers tightened on I can see what happens on my curves, which are about 15" radius +/- 1" (used flex track)
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    first of six completed:

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    first of six completed:

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    @zosimas, is that a spelling error on that decal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrasburgNut View Post
    @zosimas, is that a spelling error on that decal?
    no, I don't see any errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    no, I don't see any errors.
    @zosimas... made ya look! :rofl:

    actually, it looks great;

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    Project to do list in photos:

    Find the elusive harriman roof for this:
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    Paint and decal this: (ordered the correct UP light orange today)
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    Assemble and body mount couplers:
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    Patch decals and weather:
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    The list of rolling stock projects keeps getting longer, I found at least 5 more cars that I want to work on. One of them just needs decal renumbering and weathering:

    removing the "insulated car" lettering and the numbers:

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

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    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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