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Sunday, February 24, 2019

A nice interior in a Scale-Craft coach

From time to time I will luck into a vintage model that catches my eye. This is one such model.

From the outside, this looks like a nice but pretty standard Scale-Craft coach. It is on the six wheel trucks instead of four, so that is a slight upgrade.

The real upgrade is a rather nice interior. Sometimes I will see these built up using Suydam (HO) interior parts, but these are not those.

What the builder did was use a “T” shaped wood strip and cut it to length and smooth it out. After painting, to those he added cloth pieces for the headrests. Also there is a simple floor added inside as well.

There are no people except for the people in the rest room, represented by a silhouette behind the frosted glass.

Kind of makes me want to kick it up a notch and work on some interiors again. It is the type of project I seem to never get to, but is well worth addressing on some cold winter’s night or two.

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