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Posted by GDoug on Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:34 AM

I recently bought at auction a set of 8 Nickel Plate brass passenger cars in ho scale. I understand Nickel Plate has gone by the wayside. Does anyone know where a person can find interior and window glazings?

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:43 AM

The bad news is that you'll probably have to make it yourself.

The good news is that no 'commercial' glazing will be as good as what you can accomplish yourself with a little patience.  I believe Mel or Ed will give you an excellent 'leg up' on different techniques and how to use them.

I don't know if Nickel Plate Models made specific interiors (or lighting) for these cars.  But again even crude attempts with modern materials and techniques-- very specifically with lighting -- are going to be a better way to go.  And I think you will get to very fine effect with 'normal' modeling skill...

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Posted by dknelson on Monday, June 29, 2020 10:38 AM

Pikestuff/Rix used to make sheets of greenish translucent plastic for passenger car interior "tinted windows."  I do not seem to be able to find it in their online catalog although they still carry the green tinted glass for a Budd dome in HO.  Problem of course is that sheets of plastic are behind the windows rather than in the frames.  I have used canopy cement to "make" structure windows but I don't think it would look good enough for a passenger car.  But I am sure some master craftsman of greater skill than I has done it.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Monday, June 29, 2020 11:42 AM

I've made my own window glazings from plastic sheets used for transparencies (remember them?!).  I cut and glue them larger than the frame slightly so they stick.  That's a cheap and easy answer.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 29, 2020 1:36 PM

Welcome Yes

I sometimes use the Woodland Scenics dark tinted acetate for glazing in brass cars. This is a solution to the times when I plan to get to the interior at a later date.

 Erie_ten-hundred by Edmund, on Flickr

The WS glazing is part of their "Just-Plug" lighting system. The "sticky dot" glue dots supplied are great for attaching the acetate to the inside walls of the brass model. 

 NKP_DL131a by Edmund, on Flickr

Over the years I've amassed lots of interior detail parts from several sources including old Rivarossi and IHC interior parts plus seats and chairs from several sources.

 PRR_Z74sideL by Edmund, on Flickr

Also, blinds and window shades can be your friend which will serve to hide the view in some areas of the car where you don't have interior details.

 PRR_4525 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Big4_business-car4 by Edmund, on Flickr

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by RR_Mel on Monday, June 29, 2020 2:57 PM

I’m not into brass because I have a small layout with a 24” and two 26” radius curves so I stick with the Athearn 72’ passenger cars.  I use the Athearn window glass.

For interiors I build up my own.  There are some very nice interiors available on ShapeWays but can get pricy.

I normally search the internet for passenger car footprints then construct my own to fit the 72’ shortys.



I picked up several interiors over the years and chopped them up and made molds and then cast the parts from resin.

The floor and walls are .03” thick Styrene sheet.



I make the table and floor lamps from Styrene tubing and 3mm LEDs with beads for bases.



The passengers are Mel resin castings.



I try very hard to not have to chop off the passenger's legs.









Mel


 
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Posted by hardcoalcase on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:47 PM

RR_Mel
I make the table and floor lamps from Styrene tubing and 3mm LEDs with beads for bases.   

Mel... you're good! Bow

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Posted by York1 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:58 PM

GDoug

I recently bought at auction a set of 8 Nickel Plate brass passenger cars in ho scale. I understand Nickel Plate has gone by the wayside. Does anyone know where a person can find interior and window glazings?

 

 

GDoug,

Welcome to the forums!  Your first several posts are moderated, so you may notice some delay when you post something.

Mel is one of the regulars on this forum who will inspire you.  His work is amazing.

York1 John       

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Posted by GDoug on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:42 PM

Thanks for the come back.Just getting back to this hobby. Long time. Just getting some rolling stock together. Guess Ill be brushing up my skills. Thank again.

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Posted by GDoug on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:06 PM

Thanks for the advice. Nice rolling stock.

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Posted by Medina1128 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:04 PM

Look great!!

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Posted by GDoug on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:57 PM

Bet they look sweet on the rails. Nice work. As for the brass. Well you could say it just came to pass. First pair of Red Balls I bought were darn near as old as me. Thanks for the help.

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Posted by FlyingScotaman on Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:31 PM

RR_Mel

I’m not into brass because I have a small layout with a 24” and two 26” radius curves so I stick with the Athearn 72’ passenger cars.  I use the Athearn window glass.

For interiors I build up my own.  There are some very nice interiors available on ShapeWays but can get pricy.

I normally search the internet for passenger car footprints then construct my own to fit the 72’ shortys.



I picked up several interiors over the years and chopped them up and made molds and then cast the parts from resin.

The floor and walls are .03” thick Styrene sheet.



I make the table and floor lamps from Styrene tubing and 3mm LEDs with beads for bases.



The passengers are Mel resin castings.



I try very hard to not have to chop off the passenger's legs.









Mel


 
My Model Railroad  
http://melvineperry.blogspot.com/
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 

 

Those are fabulous, Mel.

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