The second model I am upgrading is a Bowser N5C, a former
PRR car with the distinctive porthole windows.
The Bowser RTR cabooses are really nice, and I think they are a great bargain
these days. On this car I am blanking out some windows, adding a vent and adding
kick plates to the end railings. I am
also removing the roof walk and the upper parts of the ladders to the roof.
Here is the Proto 2000 N4A straight out of the box.
This side gets one window sealed, this time using .010 styrene.
This side gets two windows sealed.
The window on the far right had had a vent added to it, it will be sealed
by painting it over with blue paint.
I sealed the end window on the left using paint. The kick plate in .010 styrene,
waiting to be painted blue. I have also clipped off the upper two
grab irons on the adder. I will also replace the couplers with Kadee 158's