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PRR X31B kitbash


Chuck Cover
 

Group,

After the release of the Rapido X31 models and the discussion about finishing old projects, I decided to add an X31B to my fleet.  I had already upgraded a number of Bowser X31A inset roof boxcars as they were the most common variation.  The X31B model started as a Bowser SCL flush roof 40' double door boxcar.  I used RPC #22 and Bruce's 20/20 Hindsight RPM X31 presentation for prototype information.  The grabs and ladders were removed and proper width ladders added to the ends and sides.  The underbody brake detail was moved and detailed, and individual grabs added along with various other details.  It was a relatively easy upgrade and gives me another unique car for my layout.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


O Fenton Wells
 

Another excellent job on the X31B
Very nice 
Fenton 


On Jul 5, 2020, at 9:50 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Group,

After the release of the Rapido X31 models and the discussion about finishing old projects, I decided to add an X31B to my fleet.  I had already upgraded a number of Bowser X31A inset roof boxcars as they were the most common variation.  The X31B model started as a Bowser SCL flush roof 40' double door boxcar.  I used RPC #22 and Bruce's 20/20 Hindsight RPM X31 presentation for prototype information.  The grabs and ladders were removed and proper width ladders added to the ends and sides.  The underbody brake detail was moved and detailed, and individual grabs added along with various other details.  It was a relatively easy upgrade and gives me another unique car for my layout.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
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prrbuff
 

Chuck, 
A very nice job. You finished off very well with the shipping cards on the car. 
Jim


From: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:50 AM
To: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io>
Subject: [PRRPro] PRR X31B kitbash
 
Group,

After the release of the Rapido X31 models and the discussion about finishing old projects, I decided to add an X31B to my fleet.  I had already upgraded a number of Bowser X31A inset roof boxcars as they were the most common variation.  The X31B model started as a Bowser SCL flush roof 40' double door boxcar.  I used RPC #22 and Bruce's 20/20 Hindsight RPM X31 presentation for prototype information.  The grabs and ladders were removed and proper width ladders added to the ends and sides.  The underbody brake detail was moved and detailed, and individual grabs added along with various other details.  It was a relatively easy upgrade and gives me another unique car for my layout.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Bruce Smith
 

Chuck,

Nice work!

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:50 AM
To: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io>
Subject: [PRRPro] PRR X31B kitbash
 
Group,

After the release of the Rapido X31 models and the discussion about finishing old projects, I decided to add an X31B to my fleet.  I had already upgraded a number of Bowser X31A inset roof boxcars as they were the most common variation.  The X31B model started as a Bowser SCL flush roof 40' double door boxcar.  I used RPC #22 and Bruce's 20/20 Hindsight RPM X31 presentation for prototype information.  The grabs and ladders were removed and proper width ladders added to the ends and sides.  The underbody brake detail was moved and detailed, and individual grabs added along with various other details.  It was a relatively easy upgrade and gives me another unique car for my layout.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM