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by ccvstmr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

SPLASH OF COLOR - PART 1-1 Okay guys, we're nearing the end. The car bodies and roofs have been completed. Time for some paint. After which, there's graphics and final assembly or attachment of the various details. Will start by describing the reefer paint job. The Northern Pacific reefer cars were...
by ccvstmr
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

And when the ice hatch covers were "buttoned up" (or down), here's what the end result looked like. That paint looks "factory." Wish I could paint like that using nothing more that a spray can. :cry: Appreciate the "factory fresh" paint comment. I could say...it's all in the wrist (just kidding). F...
by ccvstmr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

Beautiful job! And thanks for documenting! Those castings were made by Ken Rhodes here in Central Texas. I used the same hatches on my Santa Fe reefer, with changes made to accommodate the Santa Fe practice, like turning them to open inwards, different latch mechanism, and a rack to allow the hatch...
by ccvstmr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

NP317 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:05 am
I really like the way the paint colors came out on the roof.
Purdy!
RussN
Hi Russ...thanks and yes, like the way the red primer and clear coat worked out. Then again, since you're from the Pacific NW...I think you're only slightly biased! Nothing wrong with that. Cheerz! Carl B.
by ccvstmr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

ICE 'EM DOWN - Part 3 Time to finish up with the reefer roof and ice hatch coves. With all the ice hatch covers in place, went back and made sure all the screw heads were painted (primed). IMG_4376.JPG After the primer was dry, pulled out the Minwax clear satin spray to clear coat the roof (and yes...
by ccvstmr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

ICE 'EM DOWN - Part 2 Okay, time to push ahead with the reefer ice hatches. In the last post, the resin reefer ice hatches were drilled for mounting holes. Used a (12) bolt pattern with spacing adjusted on the hinge side of the casting. Each ice hatch was numbered. And when set on the roof corner t...
by ccvstmr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

ICE 'EM DOWN - Part 1 Okay, time to shift cars here and get back to the reefer roof again. The installation of the reefer roof ribs followed the same methods as the box car roof including the surface sand blasting preparation to remove the zinc coating. The only difference between the box and reefe...
by ccvstmr
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

FIDDLIN' ON THE ROOF - Part 5 Okay, think it's time to finish up the roof. In the last post, had completed spot welding the ribs to the car roof panel. For the rivet counters out there...there were NO rivets used on the roof. BUT...11 ribs...= 22 half rib sections...times 11 spot welds per half rib...
by ccvstmr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brake Stand Suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: Brake Stand Suppliers

Berkman...if you're looking to do something to control "straight air brakes"...and can make some kind of reasonable looking brake stand, you can install a Clippard MAR-1C pressure regulator under the cab floor. All this needs is a brake handle shaft mounted cam. As the brake handle is turned, the ca...
by ccvstmr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

FIDDLIN' ON THE ROOF - PART 4 No doubt, things are about to heat up! Decided to mark all the templates to know where the spot welding would be performed. Else, the welding would look somewhat helter-skelter. Made a "story board" and used that as a guide to mark the weld locations for each of the ri...
by ccvstmr
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 37
Views: 2241

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

FIDDLIN' ON THE ROOF - PART 3 Since the ribs are more decorative in nature, decided a mechanical fastening was not necessary. Add to that, drilling/tapping or even drilling/nutting screws was going to test my patience. Decided this would be the perfect time to turn to the spot welder to attach the ...