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    Default Modifying A Beer Can Tank Car

    Hello, New person with a question. Years ago when I first started thinking about doing model railroading, I picked up an issue of N-Scale magazine. There was an article in it about modifying a shorty/beer can tank car with an aftermarket brass kit. I got a car and brass and started modding it and never finished it. I ran across my partially finished car today, but no magazine. Can anyone help me find the issue it was in? I've googled with no results as well as checked N-scale. Thanks

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    We might be able to help, what were you trying to do modification wise?
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Add side walkways and rails to the top is all I can remember. Thanks

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    I think it involves the Gold Medal Models etched brass upgrade kit. I've used it on Roundhouse tank cars.
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    The kit should have an instruction sheet. Just follow it. If you don't have the sheet, check out the manufactures website. If they don't have a PDF handy ask for one.

    But basically the task is fairly simple. Remove the broken plastic parts. Then use the bent and folded brass parts to replace them. A good kit will reuse all the factory holes. Smooth jaw needlenose pliers, steel straight edges will help with the folding. Attach the brass parts with superglue.
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