Re: A Rookie and La Belle Kits


Take some wooden paint sturing sticks and spray them with spray on glue.  Then wrap them in sand paper.  They work great and are easily controlled.  I have them done in various grit sandpapers.

I started on Labelle kits back in the 1960's.  The one thing that  you should do is make a drilling jig for the wire hand grabs.  It keeps them level and properly spaced apart on freight cars.  I always finished mine with floquil paints and I put Sierra Scale Models real scale glass on the inside of the windows instead of the plastic. they look so much better.  I put full interiors in my cars as well.  Used up a lot of Grandt Line Coach seats, put dividers in and even had an RPO and observation car with tables, chairs and a kitchen.

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From: "Curtis Brookshire via"
Sent: Sep 11, 2020 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Rookie and La Belle Kits

I highly recommend LaBelle's roof rounding kits for shaping the roof. You can find them on the website under button 3 parts and accessories. They're easy to use and just takes some good sandpaper (a sanding block helps greatly), and a little patience and you'll have a fine looking roof. 

Your call of course whether you want the Labelle roof or MRGS. Enjoy building. I think LaBelle's are fine kits.

Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC

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