Thursday, November 28, 2019

Larry Leavens showcases BC Rail bulkhead flatcar at Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's monthly model display

Past WMRC president Larry Leavens brought in a BC Rail bulkhead flat car that he has been working on to the club's November meeting. It's a Roundhouse kit which Larry added Kadee couplers. He used a paint pen to weather the trucks.

The pipe load was made from plastic straws which were cut to a scale 42 feet. Larry sanded the straws before painting them to give them a "tooth" for the paint to stick. He also painted the inside ends a bit to remove the shiny plastic look.

4'x6' scale lumber was used to separate the pipe loads. ACC glue was used to glue the pipe to the wood. Chart tape was used to simulate the steel banding used to secure the load. The ends were secured with more ACC glue, as chart tape doesn't hold very well.

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