I'd like to laminate a piece of .005 plastic or brass (have both on hand) to a backing sheet of about .050 plastic. I want the lamination to be smooth and unblemished, so the usual suspects (MEK or lacquer thinner) are out as they will ripple the plastic overlay. Contact cement? Goo/Pliobond? Elephant snot? One fella (Dr Wayne) dislikes epoxy. CA?
So, I've done what I could to blank out some windows; stryene inserts, plastic sprues melted with MEK, testor's putty (no squadron putty around here?!?), bondo glazing putty. None of it has turned out as smoothly as I would want, (but close) so .005 styrene overlay with spray contact cement it is!
I've had a few of the Rapido cars, some of the Walthers, I think I prefer the Rivarossi cars, since I don't have to treat them like jewelry. I have replaced the trucks on several; well, that's still in progress. They will also get LED battery powered lighting. I would like maybe some other window arrangements, though, which is how this came about.
JNXT 7707: At this rate you may take over the entire state of PA in 10 years or so
May 20, 2020 11:13:20 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sooner then that. We're on a mission!
May 20, 2020 21:20:46 GMT -5
umpdan31: JadeFog: i found a brand new in the box ConCor PRR mail car. Although the ones that I already have are all heavyweights with 6 wheel trucks, this one is a lightweight with 4 wheel trucks. I also picked up a few assorted couplers. Glad he was open again.
May 20, 2020 21:36:16 GMT -5
umpdan31: The mail car was 10 bucks. Not bad for a brand new car.
May 20, 2020 21:39:30 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Here in central Ohio it has done nothing but rain since Sunday. I'm starting to build an ark, does anyone have a motor for it.
May 21, 2020 13:46:55 GMT -5
Bull: Hang in there Yardmaster, I'm floating your way!
May 21, 2020 16:24:19 GMT -5
umpdan31: Jade Fog or anyone else interested in Penn Central rolling stock. Go to etsy.com. There is a small assortment of Penn Central freight cars for sale. Cattle cars, gondolas, cabooses, box cars. Check it out
May 26, 2020 19:32:22 GMT -5