A 60,000 Gallon Whale Belly Tank Car

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D&J RailRoad

Professor of HO
End caps are on and sanded. Added more body filler to touch up some spots. Lots if file work and sanding.


D&J RailRoad

Professor of HO
I did a lot of fretting over that point. I used a couple of blocks of wood on the desktop. Put the truck bolster mount on them then set the tank on top of them. Applied the CA/baking powder mix to it while they looked level. If there is any fine tuning required, I can just file or sand the mounts.


BN Modeller
Ah, sounds like a good solution!
Some of my favourite cars are the ones built with blood sweat and tears.
Well mostly blood and tears.
(ok tears. I shed a lot of tears)
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