I have a couple topics to start the year with. First is a new (to me) product offered by the Irish Tracklayer. John Houlihan has come up with a nifty cradle to hold house cars, cabooses and even passenger cars He refers to it as a “Freight Car Upright Bracket. It sells for $15 plus postage. His address is:
Irish Tracklayer, 2682 Palo Alto Avenue, Fresno CA 93711-1107. His phone is (559) 435-0874.
The stand is fabricated from plastic with rubber bumpers to protect details. I used CA to assemble the feet to the bracket. You could leave them loose if you like.
The design is very functional and provides lots of clearance for brake staffs. I recommend this item to you.
I made a little progress on the project but a lot less than planned. Archer rivet decals were applied to the frame and then added etched stainless steel placard made by Plano (now Des Plaines Hobbies).