Siggis 50ft High-Cube

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I've just received a 50ft High-Cube from Siggis. With etches, weights and decals, it looks like good value. And a free pen too!
I won't be starting on it just yet but it looks like a nice project.

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RodTT wrote:I've just received a 50ft High-Cube from Siggis.
Don't forget the "FBOX' in the reporting marks!

Some prototype photos at:
http://trainiax.net/mephotosearchresult ... _mark=FBOX
https://www.railcarphotos.com/Search.ph ... rch=Search
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsList.aspx?id=FBOX

Note there are at least 3 builders of these cars; NSC, Johnstown America, and Gunderson Concarril...
so there may be subtle differences between car series.
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Thanks for the info Richard, but mine is the SRY one, such as:
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=4772035
Think I'll skip the graffiti though.

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I'm starting to have a look at how this kit is put together and I have a few questions which hopefully someone can answer.
First, this etch:
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Is it some kind of bracer? If it's folded up there seem to be two slots for its tabs in the middle of the brass chassis plate. The implication is it should fit inside the body, but as per the second photo it doesn't fit. I can't make out what else it's for.

Next, these etches look to be bars for the doors, which are just long enough to fit horizontally. Do they go at the top or bottom? It's not clear to me from prototype photos, which do have similar bars but vertically, and these etches are not long enough for that.
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Finally, there is no obvious part for the holder for the brake wheel, as shown below, but there are tiny etches with the brake wheel that look as though they may fold up to make this part. Is that right? If not, what are they for?
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RodTT wrote:I'm starting to have a look at how this kit is put together and I have a few questions which hopefully someone can answer.<snip>
I'll be at the fair in Leipzig tomorrow... and will see if Siggi's has one I can look at...

Since I don't need to ship it... I might even procure one!!!
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Richard-B wrote:I'll be at the fair in Leipzig tomorrow... and will see if Siggi's has one I can look at...
No Joy!
Siggi's was not on the show floor... so the question remains open. Perhaps a message to Michael at A&D is needed?

I'll be at the Leipzig Messe until Sunday afternoon.
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Ok, thanks for trying. As you suggested I've sent an email to Michael and we'll see what transpires.

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I only have the other 50ft boxcar kit here. Without the etched part as in the first.

The second looks like the handrails on the end sides. See here http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2671218 above the brake wheel. They are on both sides.

I also have no gearbox under the brake wheel and no etched parts for it. Probably at my parts, the etched disc "with a stick" is provided for the gearbox. :think:
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Ok, thanks for that. I'll ignore the spurious etch. I too have the etched disc 'with a stick' that could act as a gearbox. Or maybe I'll make a more substantial one out of styrene.

Also the kit doesn't come with the M2 nuts for securing the trucks to the underside, though it does have the screws. Luckily I found some spare nuts and screws to act as substitutes. They are 10BA rather than M2 (i.e. non-metric) but they do the job.

These niggles aside, this looks like a really nicely made kit.

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That's got the main parts assembled...now for the tricky bits!
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The kit includes very tiny blue axle boxes that fit on the axle ends, which according to photos were fitted to some models. But how to fit them without falling off? It looks like they have to be fitted after the axle has been snapped into place and I don't want to seize the axle up with glue.

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