H.P. Products Stainless Steel Passenger Car

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H.P. Products Stainless Steel Passenger Car

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My first project. An H.P. Products passenger car I acquired in the bay. I used N scale Micro Scale decals and Micro Sol (with the red script). The trucks are the new Lok'n Roll passenger car trucks, but I used PeHo axle bearings on them. The couplers are body mounted and I'm waiting for another car to test what couplers best to use.

The decals are not complete, as this is just a test. I might use Black Cat decals for the next one.

I apologize for the quality of the picture.
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This is a good idea for such a vintage car. The stripe on the Coach Car looks very good so far! Only I'm afraid, on the far right is missing some white paint next to the black triangle. So a 70-year-old model can be turned into something respectable after all. :thumbup:

Link to the H.P. Products Co. Catalog from 1948

What couplers are you using? I assume the Kadee. At Micro-Trains Line there are some with longer housing, e.g. #1019. The ones for the Passenger Cars (#1017) don't necessarily have to be, they are quite expensive. But they are also available in silver.
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It's a standard Kadee 714. I didn't think of using a coupler with a longer shaft, because I did not know of them. I'll try to get hold of them.

And the Multimark logo is missing the white, which I noticed only after the decals dried, of course.

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With Micro-Trains Line, it isn't the shaft that is longer. It is the housing of the coupler.

Link to an overview of MTL couplers
Link to the MTL #1017, because they aren't in the list
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That looks great! And great to see more Canadian content! :D
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Do the Lok 'N Roll trucks mount the same way the stock ones do or you had to do modifications?
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I used a different screw. And I used a washer between truck and car body. They do not fit ideally, I just used parts laying around.

Another coach is on it's way. I'll do some more testing and will keep you informed.

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Cool, thx :thumbup:
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That's looking great. Very clean lines.
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