the .060 x 5/32 styrene cut two (2) pieces 1/8 inches long.
Glue these to both of the ends for mounting the brake wheels.
pieces of .060 square styrene to fit between the brake wheels
and the door frames on both ends. See Fig. #2
#53 holes for the mounting of the brake wheels. Drill
a #67 hole under the brake wheel holes. Cut chain to length
and glue chain and brake wheel to car.
to Fig. #1 and #2. Locate and drill #78 holes for the grab
irons. Form the grab irons using the .015 brass wire. Glue
the grab irons to the car (CA cement recommended.)
#73 holes for stirrup steps. Glue the stirrup steps to
the back of the car sides at the baggage doors and glue the
end steps to the car.
the tabs from the brass reinforcing plates that are placed under
the baggage doors. File them smooth and glue them to the car..
the tabs from the bottom of the doors only. Leave the tabs on
the sides and top of the doors to help hold them in place. Glue
the doors to the back of the door openings.
door sills from .010 x .060 styrene and glue in place.
the roof and underside of the car Grimy Black (I use Polly Scale
colors.) Paint the sides and ends of the car Pullman Green.
clear sheet styrene and glue behind the door windows.
weight as desired. (I added about 1 1/2 oz. to bring the car
up to about 5 1/4 oz. (sans trucks.)
trucks and couplers. The trucks I am putting on this car are
Eastern Car Works Pullman Standard 4 wheel truck, (part # 9005.)
No doubt this is not an absolute match, but it was recommended
to me as a 'Goodnuff' by Don Spiro and Rusty Recordon. Don recomended
the little brake 'ears.'
date, and glue roof to car. Add the rain gutters using a piece
of the supplied .020 square styrene over each door. (used wire
for the rain gutters.)
up the paint. Decal as per Fig. #1.