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Re: Decals

Postby j p » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:27 pm

MacG wrote:It isn't too much work with the yellow lettering? I think a yellow paint on blue ground needs a white primer.

FEC got 100 cars, 50 for express service. Number range 21001-21050 and 601-650.

Only black and white pictures are at the book Speedway to Sunshine.


No, yellow is not more work than white. It cost more, but I wanted to do yellow for UTLX anyway.
It will be available also for the express cars. I think I have found suitable trucks. They need some minor kitabshing and failed GoldCoast trucks can be used for that.
My problem is that I have only one GoldCoast boxcar kit left :(
I don't want to use Coastal Engineering kit for this because it has wider doors.

Here is the truck for express:
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Re: FEC Boxcars

Postby railtwister » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:59 pm

Don't forget that the express cars were ventilated cars as well, with vents in their sides and ends, in addition to having the high speed express trucks. These were also the cars that were to later be made into the FEC's bay window cabooses, which retained the express trucks. The side door wood cabooses used by the FEC also used express trucks.

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Re: FEC Boxcars

Postby Richard-B » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:51 pm

railtwister wrote:Don't forget that the express cars were ventilated cars as wellL


IIRC... those were in the FEC 6xx-series:
FEC-639 BX-40ft-ventelated_Magor-bApr1945_.jpg
FEC ventilated express box


FEC-602 BX-40ft_Magor-bApr1945_VeroBeachFL-May1959_JoeCollias.jpg
Hi-rez ventilated BX
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Re: Decals

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:46 am

jp, what are the trucks from?
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Re: Decals

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:19 am

"I'd be tempted to take a good opaque white decal... and go over the white lettering ink with a yellow permanent marker;
It should give the slightly chalked-out yellow the prototype had..."

Yeah ,it funny that white lettering often yellows and yellow lettering chalks toward the white so they would tend to meet in the middle. Add a good coat or road grime and tunnel soot and no one would know the difference. The older formula pollyscale rust had the very useful property of fading any color car to a suitable shade, airbrush some till the car looked right for a neat start then finish with whatever additional colors were needed. The later pollyscale rust seems to have lost this property and looked a lot muddier on a model so I stopped using it . IIRC I saw somewhere that they have stopped making pollyscale so it won't be an option any more......DaveB
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Re: Decals

Postby j p » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:37 am

ConducTTor wrote:jp, what are the trucks from?


The trucks are from a Czech manufacturer. It was not easy to find in his eshop.
http://www.eshop-rychle.cz/es-pecky/eshop/1-1-Es-Pecky/52-2-Es-TT-odlitky-a-nahradni-dily/5/3234-19850-Podvozek-se-jhy-2ks
I'll see if he can ship to Denmark.
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Re: Decals

Postby CSD » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:29 pm

HekTTor also has an etched version: http://www.hekttor.biz/index.php?lng=CZ ... &kod=12061

He will ship to North America and speaks English.
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Re: Decals

Postby MacG » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:14 pm

MacG wrote:It isn't too much work with the yellow lettering? I think a yellow paint on blue ground needs a white primer.

I meant the prototype, not the decals.

For me two FEC sets in white please.

Which distance is between the axles at these trucks? Siggis also has what, as passenger trucks.
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Re: Decals

Postby j p » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:45 pm

MacG wrote:
MacG wrote:It isn't too much work with the yellow lettering? I think a yellow paint on blue ground needs a white primer.

I meant the prototype, not the decals.

For me two FEC sets in white please.

Which distance is between the axles at these trucks? Siggis also has what, as passenger trucks.


Its prototype has 2400 mm wheelbase, that would be 7' 10".

Siggis truck has 4 leaf springs, I was trying to find one with 3. :grin:
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Re: FEC Boxcars

Postby j p » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:53 pm

Richard-B wrote:
railtwister wrote:Don't forget that the express cars were ventilated cars as wellL


IIRC... those were in the FEC 6xx-series:
FEC-639 BX-40ft-ventelated_Magor-bApr1945_.jpg


FEC-602 BX-40ft_Magor-bApr1945_VeroBeachFL-May1959_JoeCollias.jpg


Weren't the ventilated express cars with the lettering "Ventilated Express" while normal express without it?
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Or built as normal express boxcars and ventilation added later? The picture looks like shortly after delivery or builder's photo (reweigh NEW)
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