53927Re: [Z_Scale] Pennzee Loewy K4
- Oct 3, 2007Jeffery
I just used green Squadron putty for the seams.
The scary thing (At least for me) was cutting up and filing down the cylinders. It makes a nice
kit and sure increases the pulling capacity of a Pacific.
--- Jeffrey Walsh <fredshark@...> wrote:
> Good Day Everyone,
> I just received a package from Kevin of Hobby Crafts N More containing a
> Pennzee PRR Loewy Streamlined K4 locomotive conversion kit. It is a very
> nice kit, but I do have some questions I am hoping the group can help me
> The loco shell and tender are both metal, with the kit shell replacing the
> loco shell of a Marklin 4-6-2 chassis. The tender requires basic assembly
> in super gluing the sides, top, and bottom together.
> My first questions are in dealing with the seams from assembling the tender.
> I was thinking about using Mr. Surfacer 500, but I don't know how it will
> react with metal. I need to purchase a new bottle before I can experiment.
> Has anyone used Mr. Surfacer for filling seams in metal? What are the best
> practices in filling seams in a metal kit?
> The other questions I have are with the tender trucks. My references show
> the Loewy K4 tender has two 3-axle trucks. The kit instructions state that
> you can use any modern 2-axle European passenger car truck for the tender.
> I was thinking of modifying a set of Hallmark heavyweight trucks for the
> tender, rather than purchase and cannibalize a Marklin passenger car, but I
> am hoping for an off-the-shelf 3-axle truck. Is an off-the-shelf 3-axle
> truck now available? Are there inserts available for the Hallmark trucks?
> Thank you!
> Jeffrey Walsh
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