|Here are the incorrectly painted Penn Central coaches that I used to create my Parlor.|
A better starting point would to use an unnamed Parlor from Rapido
|I removed the sides, but saved the vestibule doors on the end of the car with the|
most vents. This keeps the doors consistent with other Rapido cars.
|The first side removed.|
|The E&B Valley Car with the skirting and vestibule door removed.|
I used Model Flex Red/Orange for the strip and Tamiya Mica Silver
is a close match to the Rapid silver paint.
|Here is the unmodified interior from a Rapido Parlor car. You need to remove most of|
the seat and then remove the the blue floor and turn it 180 degrees. The steps must
also be removed from one end and installed in the other.
|This show you the major components prior to assembly. I had to move|
some of the vents around to match the prototype. I did use some
vents from Custom Finishing. The name boards on the side of the car
are made from .005 styrene.
|you need a door for the baggage end of the car, I used a door from the bulkhead of the|
old E&B valley car. I sealed the window with a piece of styrene. The door
was then glued to the Rapido vestibule.
|Here is a diagram of the cars as delivered.|