1053 Series Coach

Discussion in 'Passenger Equipment' started by Brad Slone, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guys, here is another project that I had been working on. It started out as a Rivarrosi 8 1 2 Pullman, I rearranged the window configuration and blinded one end. I just think the blind ended cars were kind of neat. I added AC ductwork work on the sides of the monitor roof and after a lot of puddy and sanded it gives a decent stand in for a Frisco turtle back roof. I'll post the finished product in a few days.

    Brad Slone

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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking good. I really like the new roof contours. That took some skill.
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I see a lot of cutting, fitting, filling and sanding on this project. A great couple progress shots Brad.
  4. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    You are almost there on 40s blue and gray paint scheme...
    Good job with the styrene surgery!
    John Sanders
  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for the complements, here is the finished project complete with passengers. Sorry John I was feeling lazy and went with the tried and true Pullman green. The conversion of the car followed the basic outline Bill Darnaby used years ago to convert various types of Pullman cars. I used NERS windows to redo the window spacings as well as their AC duct kit to make the turtle back roof. I secured the ducts in place along with the rounded ends and then the pudding and sanding begins and repeats and repeats. To blind the car I cut out the vestibule and glued the end back in place, the truck bolster also had to shift closer to the center of the car. The underframe was a variety of Cal Scale, NERS and a few kitbashed parts. I've got another car that's wrapping up that I took a few construction photos I'll post them latter and it will kind of give a better idea.

    Brad Slone

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  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice job. The random window shades adds a great touch. Very nice.
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Superb work, Brad. The articles by Bill Darnaby to which you refer are superb; I have them razored out and stuck in my reference files. They're well worth the space they take up for the underbody details alone.

    For my money, the Pullman Green HW Frisco cards are hard to beat.

    Your turtleback roof method gives me confidence; Mr. Darnaby's approach always has been quite daunting for me.

    Best regards,
  8. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Really nice work, Brad.
    Looks as heavy as a real one does.
    Great job all around.

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