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    • February 7, 2018 8:01 PM EST
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      Not only does my mind wander, sometimes it walks off completely.

       

      Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me.  I want people to know why I look this way.  I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.  Will Rogers.

    • February 25, 2018 2:14 PM EST
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      With the Baggage Dorm car ready for paint I moved on to the next car for mods. I have always liked the window arrangement of the duplex sleepers so I had to give it a whirl. I have so far gotten one side modified with a not to bad compression using the Aristo stream liner as a base. Pics in the Article.

      https://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/179/passenger-car-conversions

    • February 25, 2018 4:21 PM EST
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      Looks like you are having a lot of fun with this project.

    • February 25, 2018 6:42 PM EST
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      It pleases me no end for a few reasons

    • February 25, 2018 7:14 PM EST

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      Not going to ask about those reasons

    • February 25, 2018 7:45 PM EST
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      All metal removal is done at this point and I can start filling in the original openings.

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      Above is the dorm side of the car with all window openings filled

      fine. and how?

      did you smear some glue or epoxy against the blue tape, or did you fabricate fitting pieces to be glued into the holes?

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    • February 25, 2018 8:08 PM EST

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      He has become a mad man Korm

    • February 25, 2018 8:27 PM EST
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      Korm Kormsen said:

      All metal removal is done at this point and I can start filling in the original openings.

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      Above is the dorm side of the car with all window openings filled

      fine. and how?

      did you smear some glue or epoxy against the blue tape, or did you fabricate fitting pieces to be glued into the holes?

      Sorry about that Korm. I have some .084 plastic that is about the same thickness as the aluminum of the cars. As you can see in the pic above the windows not wanted are a  gray that is a piece of that plastic. Some of the opening are only half filled as i wanted a smaller window at those points.

      So yes I used a piece of plastic to fill the openings not wanted. It is the same material as I used for the baggage doors

      And thank you for the unexpected recent package. Really nice examples Do you need me to see if I can find more ? Bee safe out there friend

      This post was edited by David Marconi,FOGCH at March 21, 2018 2:51 PM EDT
    • February 26, 2018 6:26 AM EST
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      package?? must have traveled a long time, cause i already forgot having sent something...

      or am i really getting old?

       

      oops, and thank you for the explanation.

      This post was edited by Korm Kormsen at February 26, 2018 10:32 AM EST
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    • February 26, 2018 10:21 AM EST
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      Very nice work.

    • February 26, 2018 10:22 AM EST
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      Sorry double post

      This post was edited by Nico Corbo at February 26, 2018 10:31 AM EST
    • February 27, 2018 10:40 AM EST
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      With a few of the windows plugged and then where I am on this car

       

      Thank you all for viewing and commenting.

    • February 28, 2018 11:18 PM EST
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      Lookin' good Hollywood

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    • March 21, 2018 3:01 PM EDT
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      Updated the article and added a few pictures.

      cutting a partial plug

      And the ends prepped for marker lights.

       

    • March 21, 2018 8:17 PM EDT
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      Coming along nicely, Hollywood.

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    • March 21, 2018 8:27 PM EDT
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Coming along nicely, Hollywood.

      Yes indeed!  I'm always impressed with the modeling that goes on here - and the great willingness to share!

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    • March 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT
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      As was pointed out to me, some may like to see what I am modeling.

      In the spring of 1942, Pullman out-shopped a unique streamlined sleeping car having 24 duplex roomettes as Plan 4100. The objective was to see if such a car would be accepted by the traveling public and the railroads as a possible replacement for dated, heavy-weight 14 and 12 section sleeping cars.

      With new roomettes becoming popular in the late 1930s, such a car would have similar, although somewhat condensed private accommodations for one person. Appearing in Pullman’s new two-tone gray pool service livery, it was unimaginatively named “Duplex Roomette 1.” Soon after this new car arrived in service, WW II broke out. That precluded securing any orders to build more of its type.

      All of the above is from Ed Bommer on 'O' scale kings

        And though the above is a smooth side car They were made with the flute sided cars also.

      edit for spelling

      This post was edited by David Marconi,FOGCH at March 24, 2018 10:04 AM EDT
    • March 22, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

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      https://www.largescalecentral.com/articles/179/passenger-car-conversions

       

      Pic a thread and manage it ! Your getting too old to remember both !

       

      This post was edited by Rooster at March 22, 2018 8:57 PM EDT
    • March 24, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

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      David Marconi,FOGCH said: They were made with the flute sided cars also.

       

      Prove it !

       

      Other than what Aristocraft made!!

       

       

       

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