8/10/2011

Back to 'Borden's butterdish cars'

The catwalks and the working buffers have been mounted. The cars received their basic paint - after application of the decals, the cars will receive a semi-gloss or matte finish.
The silver car with the brake wheel attached to the hood will be lettered as 'Borden's milk tank car'; the white one will be lettered for 'The Borden company chemical division'.
Of course the walkway has anti-slip pattern for safety reasons....
I'm not quite sure about painting the handrails in black - there are some photos with black handrails and a silver car (even the fins are black on their edges)- however it is from the initial delivery with top-fins (1940).






3 comments:

  1. Where did you fond drawings of the car? I've been looking!

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  2. Hi,
    I've bought a milk tank car kit from Funaro & Camerlengo.
    Together with the assembly instructions there is a drawing, too (w/o dimensions - however, one can deduce these from known data and use the pieces of the kit for further information).
    Kit's price is app. $25 (resin kit with trucks, w/o couplers).
    Further info came from a RMC-article from '83 or so.

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  3. Cool! Thanks for the tip. I didn't want to purchase a brass model to get the dimensions.

    Cheers.

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