Those 100 ton trucks look like they have 36" wheels. Would changing to 33" wheels make the car look better?
Just a suggestion since many older HO freight cars came with 33" wheels no matter what was on the prototype.
These cars had 36" wheels, as shown on this end view of an ExactRail model of the same prototype:
Yes, I know the prototype cars had 36" wheels (most 100 ton cars do). But there was a time when many model manufacturers made all their models with 33" wheels; wheel diameter wasn't considered an important detail.
I was curious to know if 33" wheels would resolve the couple height issue. That would indicate that the original kit wheels were undersized.
Well, although it's not finished, I am getting itchy having all these "almosts" sitting around waiting to post. And now with a more compelling display than raw wood or black table tops. Now I just need to take off the window screen...
And then a little photoshop to increase my diorama sizing for a less-than-stellar focus job.
As is usual, I still need to weather the ends to tone down the freshness, along with address the couplers and their magnetic abilities.
Great stuff this week, all.
Last Edit: Feb 15, 2021 15:39:37 GMT -8 by csxt8400