hallmark brass standard Frisco caboose

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  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    I’m thinking about getting one, painted. How are these ? Anyone have one? I’ve heard that Hallmark models are crude.
     
  2. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    They always looked a bit small to me, but if you can get one cheap they're worth keeping. I sold mine and either scratchbuilt mine or built AMB kits.
     
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  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I have a couple of the Hallmark cabooses; both are side door cabooses. They are decent.
     
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  4. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Do these cabooses come with window glazing? If not, how difficult is it to open up to install glazing.
     
  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hi Patrick
    I have a couple of these Hallmark cabooses and a few Overland cabs. The ones I have, the bottom plate is simply held on to the body with screws. This will give you access to the carbody, the cupola is another story and is usually soldered on, so it would be the most challenging to install the glazing.
    Just take your time. I got glazing put in them all.
     
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  6. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Patrick, most of the guys here in KC use microscope slide cover glass.
     
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I was gonna mention that too.
    Keith what kind of glue for glass, I just used thick ACC.
     
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I would recommend Pacer Technologies Formula 560 or J Z Products RC56 Super Z. Both are canopy glues that dry clear. Another possibility would be Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue. Aleene's may be a little better because it is tackier and also dries perfectly clear. The first two are usually carried by R/C Airplane hobby shops and Aleene's is usually at JoAnn or Hobby Lobby.

    Cyanoacrylate glues may produce a cloudy film on the glass due to the vapors.
     
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  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Without ever measuring anything (!) ..... I always thought the Hallmark Frisco cabs were a bit on the small size regarding length, etc. I have the Overland Frisco cabs, and think they look a bit oversized. What can we say? They both look very good otherwise. Take your pick.
    K
     
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