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    Cars break. At a show I don't take any time to investigate, I just put them on the RIP track, which is really a section of a box. I've collected a few so it was time to repair. I thought I would share some of what ends up on my RIP track and how I fix them.



    Oh my, that coupler got totally smashed into the box. I wonder if this one fell on the floor or something. Looking under I see this is also one of my experiments with low-profile brown wheels. I like the brown, did not like the low profiles.



    To get this CSX box car back on the road I simply swapped both trucks for some new MT trucks. Fixed the coupler and the low-profile wheels all in one shot.

    Next up, a flat car with some couplers that no longer center:



    The couplers on both ends just flop around in space. Turning it over we see these are body mounts with a nice screw.



    Alas, I don't have the right coupler to replace these, so it will stay on the RIP track for now and some couplers go on the shopping list.

    I found a lot of AccuMates with low trip pins. I'll spare the pictures of those. They are easy to fix, just a little squeeze of the pliers.

    These auto-parts cars frustrate me, their couplers droop:



    They have these crazy long swinging couplers though, and I don't know any way to make them better....



    Finally, I have three cars with this problem:



    The etched metal roof walk just doesn't expand and contract at the same rate as the plastic, and/or the adhesive was not strong enough. Anyone have a technique to fix this? On the surface it's simple, just glue it down. But with what adhesive? And how to hold it in place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicknell View Post
    Anyone have a technique to fix this?
    Update the car to a more modern era by removing the roof walk?

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    Canopy glue works great for the roof walk, when it dries no shinny glue residue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzbass01 View Post
    Canopy glue works great for the roof walk, when it dries no shinny glue residue.
    I did not even know this stuff existed, but a quick google turned up this: http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/20...nopy-glue.html

    I will be attempting to purchase some and use it to fix my 3 roof walks showing this problem and will report back!
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    That flatcar takes the guts from a 1015 if it helps any
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