How Do I get The Doors Off A Boxcar?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Cannonball, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I've got a couple of O/O27 gauge boxcars that I want to repaint with the Norfolk & Western brand. I'm trying to figure out how to get the doors off for painting without breaking them. Any suggestions?
  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    Depends on the brand and vintage of car, but often the door guides are held on by metal guides that are pressed onto tabs and then melted over. File off the melted part, and the guide will lift off, and then you can remove the door. You'll probably have to glue the guide back into place when you replace the door.

    Take a look at the guides and how they're held on. You may have to get creative. Post a pic if you want, and we can probably help you figure out how to remove them.
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Too late.
    Already got it done. :D

    Now if I can just get the ******* decals to work. :curse:

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