HO Scale Passenger Car Question

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Thu Nov 20 15:40:25 EST 2008

Looking forward toward your clinic!
I did the Tavern Lounge Observation car out of styrene as a one piece.
I curved the end by making a two piece mold out of wood cut in half in the correct curved shape, and sandwiched the
observation end between the two pieces. I then dipped the mold and styrene in boiling
water to reset the styrene so it would retain it's shape.
The N&W observation took first place in the model contest at one of the conventions,
I also won the Walthers award at one of the NMRA conventions years ago with the observation.
I believe I will take you suggestion and do the P3 in styrene.

Thanks Jim:

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From: NW Modeling List
To: NW Modeling List
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: HO Scale Passenger Car Question

Stephen: In that case, you may be happier with the IHC coach. The window arrangement is closer to a P3 (even considering the rifle slot windows) and you get a much nicer diaphragm. The AHM(Rivarossi) car has too many windows, and they are a little taller than they should be. I assume your P1, PM and D1 are AMB laser kits. Have you ever considered making your own sides out of sheet styrene? I will be doing a clinic on this at the Roanoke convention next year. Jim NicholsTo: NW Modeling List
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: HO Scale Passenger Car Question

I will be doing the non skirted era, so the skirts are coming off.
Also I will be custom painting and lettering my own, so I will be stripping them.
All I need now are P3 coaches, as of now I have the P1, PM, D1, S1, and S2.


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