Scale Test Car

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by rockislandmike, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    I'm working on scratchbuilding the scale test car below (although it will be in MOW orange, as it originally was built). I don't think it will be too hard to build, but my question revolves around the mounting of the trucks.

    On most models they're screwed into a piece that protrudes from the bottom of the car so it doesn't rub against the car all the time. What does everyone use for this item ????

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    In most cases, my scratchbuilt rolling stock is done in styrene, and I use Evergreen .125" X .250" strip as a center beam, and drill for the truck screws with a 2-56 tap drill ( #50, or .070" ).
    If you wish to, you can then add the bolster detail on either side of the center beam.
    Pete
  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Mike, check your e-mail, I sent a line drawing of a 1953 one fromt he car cyclopedia... :D :D :D
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Bolsters

    Mike:
    I can suggest 3 things.
    Commercial bolster casting.
    Scratch it from plastic/wood strip.
    Cut down a commercial underframe.