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  • Rail Yard Models PC X79 Build

    I have started on building another Rail Yard Models PC X79 Boxcar. These were financed by Kellogs for use in transporting cereal out of Battle Creek, MI. I had built one previously, but thought I would show the in progress shots of the second one I am building.



    This is all the kit parts laid out on the workbench. Many of the parts are resin with some plastic details to be applied. Trucks and decals are also included.



    First the coupler pockets are glued to the underframe, the easiest way to accomplish this task is to put a small dot of ACC on the underframe, spray the coupler pocket with accelerator and then put together. The thin ACC does give you some time to position the part before the accelerator kicks in. The reason the pockets are put on first is they give you something to help align the ends of the car as they are glued on next.



    Here is the car after the ends were glued on then the one side was glued on. I used thick ACC and then sprayed on the accelerator to set the ACC in place. Stiffeners were then glued in place in the car using the same glueing method. Not shown I have also glued in place the final side. Next up will be cutting the strip styrene for the underframe detailing.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J

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    Here is this weekends progress on the PC X79 Boxcar.



    Here I have glued on all the I beams to the bottom of the car along with the caps on the main structural beams.



    Started work on the brake line piping and rigging, assembled, drilled holes for pipes on the Air Reservoir, Triple Valve and Brake Cylinder, installed the main air line and the lines from the Air Reservoir to the Triple Valve, still have a lot of work to do on the piping and rigging.

    Thanks for looking!

    Rick J

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    • #3
      Looking good Rick!

      GT Dan

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      • #4
        After a two year hiatus I got the X79 off the shelf and started in on completing the brake rods, brake rod guides, slack adjuster and airlines.






        Started work on the end detail, attached ladders, walk over platform and placard board. I was supposed to use a piece of plastic rod as the grab, but I substituted a piece of .012 wire as being more robust.




        Thanks for looking!

        Rick J

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        • #5
          Nice job Rick, cant wait to see it painted and lettered.

          Regards, Vic B.

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          • #6
            What Vic said.
            James

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            • #7
              Nice work. Do I see an improvement in photography over that two-year hiatus? Good close-ups.

              Mike
              _________________________________________________

              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                Nice work. Do I see an improvement in photography over that two-year hiatus? Good close-ups.

                Mike


                Yes I was given a nice Olympus Camera to replace the point and click one I had before. It creates a much nicer picture than the old camera.

                Also the 500 Watt 5000K light I got from my artist daughter helps some too!

                Rick J

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                • #9
                  I have completed the car and it is ready for the paint shop!



                  The "B" end of the car, including ladders, grab, brake housing and brake wheel.



                  Side of the car complete with grabs at each end, door stops and all the rodding for the plug doors installed.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice, Rick. Looking forward to seeing the boxcar after it leaves the paint shop.

                    George
                    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                    • #11
                      Well, the car made it to the paint shop and the decaling station, and is now done!!!





                      Car was painted with Floquil PC Green and Platinum Mist paints, then lettered with kit supplied decals.

                      I have one more of these kits to build, that will make three cars.

                      And before anyone asks, no weathering!

                      Thanks for looking!

                      Rick J

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                      • #12
                        Nice; I liked the brighter PC paint schemes when they were new and clean too.
                        James

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                        • #13
                          Nice paint job, Rick.

                          George
                          The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful job.
                            _________________________________________________

                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • #15
                              Very nice, LIKE!

                              Regards, Vic B.

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