Steve Neubaum's Album: Varney Sheet Metal Milwaukee Road Flatca

The kit, as factory designed, rides much too high on the trucks. The prototype photo from rr-fallenflags shows how low the prototype rides. So I removed the wooden underflooring, built up a center sill out of styrene, and added Kadee couplers and Kadee Bettendorf trucks. The wood load was made from blocks of wood with individual boards penciled on, and round hardwood toothpicks shaved to fit in the stake pockets.

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Varney Flat - 3/4 view
Board lines were penciled into the blocks. 3 blocks at either end of the car. Stakes are toothpicks shaved down from round and cut in half.