Re: Underbody detailing



As a couple of other members of the group have stated if you can't see it why bother unless it for competition or display.
When I had cars judged for my NMRA Master Builders Cars Certificate the first thing that the judges did was to turn them upside down to look for the full underbody detail.
I have those cars on by layout and they run well but most cars only have what can bee seen.

Remember rule number 1, it's your railroad!

Jim McQueeny MMR477

From: Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@...>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 3:05 PM
Subject: [HOn3] Underbody detailing


currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail  set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.


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