Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Trying Something New
While on vacation, I decided to try working with styrene as a material for scratch building cars. All my previous scratch built cars have been made out of wood. Different materials behave differently. Some advantages and disadvantages with working with styrene. Glues rapidly, holds styrene details well, but is soft and very pliable. I have some bowing to deal with due to the tight truss rod material. Next time I'll use brass wire for the truss rods. The car is a model of a flat from the Cairo and Kanawha RY, in WV. Just needs painting, a wood deck, brake details, couplers and trucks!