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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    Has anybody who has built a stock cars for the Cars Certificate attempted to simulate animal pee/urine that ran down the sides of the stock car just below the floor boards? If so I'd be interested in reading what you did. Thanks

    Joe in Orlando

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  • jbvb
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    Some work still to be done is fixing links between threads. I've started on mine but many of the key threads were made by Administrators.

    I've made no progress on the Cars AP since painting my brass PRR flat.

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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    It.s great to see this fine forum back up and running, although it was very difficult to find. I am nearing the completion of my PRR 128079 Stock car which I've been working on for way to long. I just need to install the grab irons and the stirrup on one end of the car and then begin the weathering and decalling work. Possibly by the end of the month I should be done.

    Joe in Orlando

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  • mwbpequod
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    Or would it be better to prime and paint the sides as much as I have them assembled and then install stained floor boards.


    Far easier to paint sides (and ends) prior to assembling them to the car body and so you can do the interior. Stained floor boards in advance and then installed prior to the sides and ends should make for a tidier job.

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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    Paint versus install floor boards - quandary

    I have the 4 sides of my stock car assembled excluding ladders, b-end platform, stirrups etc. I'm curious as to whether I should install the unstained floor boards and then proceed with priming and painting the sides and thus the floor boards. Or would it be better to prime and paint the sides as much as I have them assembled and then install stained floor boards.

    thanks

    Joe in Orlando

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  • krussl
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    why don't you try the Archer decal rivets, they go on a lot faster and after painting, no one can tell.

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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by Michael Hohn


    Joe,

    Those rivets do not count against you. They are part of the scratchbuilding.

    Mike


    Yup! They are a credit! Lots of work to install them....

    Also part of Construction, Detail, and if in correct placement and style, also goes in Conformity.

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Joe,

    Those rivets do not count against you. They are part of the scratchbuilding.

    Mike

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  • jbvb
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    I haven't been presented with that kind of question while judging. Some guidance is based on parts counts, but I hope there is sympathy and credit given for 830+ .025 holes drilled and castings glued in.

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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    Part count inquiry

    My 3-rd scratch built car, which I am presently working on, has about 830 + carriage bolts holding the boards to the diagonal and vertical braces. I chose to use Tichy 8018 0.025" rivets to represent the carriage bolts principally because it seemed appropriate that the washers and bolts were on the outside of the car with the rounded head of the carriage bolt on the inside. The Tichy 8018 parts gave me a little amount of vertical extension above the outer surface of the brace. My judgement was that these rivets would be more realistic than rivet head decals. When I reviewed the requirements for the car certificate I cannot find a clear exemption category into which I can put these rivets. I certainly do not have 8300 - 8400 additional parts to offset my rivet count. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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  • Dutchman
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    Originally posted by Joe-SVL


    Years ago I belonged to Dutchman's Scenery Certificate "Support" Thread, but have lost the URL to get to that forum. If anybody knows the URL for that forum please post it here or send it to me.

    Thanks

    Joe in ORlando


    Here you go, Joe.

    http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...80&whichpage=1

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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    Years ago I belonged to Dutchman's Scenery Certificate "Support" Thread, but have lost the URL to get to that forum. If anybody knows the URL for that forum please post it here or send it to me.

    Thanks

    Joe in ORlando

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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by Joe-SVL


    According to my 1953 ORER the AAR class designation for my PRR 128079 stock car is "80".

    Joe in Orlando


    I was hoping for the PRR class number; those begin with K and have either a number or letter after the K.

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  • Joe_dash_SVL
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    According to my 1953 ORER the AAR class designation for my PRR 128079 stock car is "80".

    Joe in Orlando

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  • mwbpequod
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    Originally posted by Joe-SVL


    I'm making progress on my PRR 128079 stock car. My question for today is what type of roof - metal, wood, or tar paper would have been on this car which was built in 1940

    thanks

    Joe in Orlando


    What's the car class for that stock car?

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