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  • Thank you, Bob.

    If you saw my handwriting you’d know why I printed out a table. Also, I used a little math in a spreadsheet to figure out the transitions and bent heights, as well as length of uprights once the horizontal beams and stringer thicknesses were subtracted from total bent heights.

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

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    • I took a break from my coal trestle building to return to the Lehigh Valley boxcar I've been building for this year's challenge. The boxcar started as a B.T.S. kit of a Pennsy boxcar, but I used a rather fuzzy photo to make modifications to better approximate the prototype 28' car.

      Here are a couple of photos of a stock BTS kit alongside my LV car:





      A major change I made was to narrow the body by a scale 6", not much, but noticeable. Changes to the side included a slightly different door, corner braces (brass), different lower door guides, and different placement of grabs. Regarding the ends, there are no exposed end sills, no tunnel brake, scratchbuilt deadblocks, and nbw's for the truss rod ends. In fact the whole arrangement of details on each end is different.

      I also replaced the fascia with thinner boards, which look more in-scale to me.

      I am trying to build my fleet of shorter LV boxcars to better reflect the 1880's. This photo shows my new car in the center with a 30' car (left) and a 34' lumber car with end doors. All are based on photos and Equipment Register dimensions.



      I really like the BTS kits and this is the ninth one I've either built stock or with modifications to fit other prototypes.

      Mike
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      • Wow. Very envious (in a good way!) of your rolling stock fleet! An excellent looking little car you made there, Mike. Shucks, they all are. It's fun to see photos of your fleet. Is the stock BTS car a 28' car?

        Andre

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        • Mike,

          Those mods look nice on that LV car. Great work.

          Bernd
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          • :up:

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            • Mike the fleet is growing, nice. :up:
              Frank

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              • Andre, Bernd, Mike, and Frank, thank you.

                The BTS kit is for a 28’ PRR boxcar.

                Mike
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                • Nicely done, Mike!

                  Pete

                  in Michigan

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                  • I agree, nice!
                    James

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                    • excellent Mike, I like the changes you did. all three cars look so sharp!
                      It's only make-believe

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                      • Nice, Mike. I like the similar, but not identical look.

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                        • Pete, James, Bob and Bill, thank you for the kind words.

                          Here are the nine BTS kits I've built, including the LV car just completed:





                          I used the BTS kits as starting points for all the second group of cars since they had about the same dimensions according to ORER's.

                          Mike
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                          • Beautiful work Mike'. Quite the coincidence. I'm currently finishing up a Union Line wood car kit, by Art Fleming, from 1948. Very similar to your UL car in the photo. Only in O scale'.. You sure have a very nice prototypical looking fleet there'..[^]


                            Ted

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                            • Thank you, Ted. I’ll be interested in seeing your car when it’s finished.

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

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                              • Very cool cars. Did you have your own LVRR decals made?
                                Dave Husman



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