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I've used the rivets and weld lines.

I like them both !





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I have done various loco bodies with Archer rivets.

It's especially useful if you do modifications,
on a shell that already has rivets from the factory,
and you have to add rivet detail to new parts.

It's a blessing Archer has "scale" and "oversize" rivets,
(they name it differently)
so there is a choice of size to use, to match existing ones.




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Gerold

Were the Archer rivets used on your Southern rail car ?

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I cut rivets off the Athearn snow plow,

and applied one at a time to several of my scratchbuilt rail cars.


You car see some on the base of the stanchions on this car.
                                                                                                                                 




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2foot6 wrote: 
Were the Archer rivets used on your Southern rail car ?


Yes.

There was some problem in 3D-print process,
so part of the rivets in the center of the roof were missing.
 
And I messed up the primer on the shovel-nose,
so had to sand it smooth - rivets and all.

So applied Archer rivets in this areas.


To make matters worse,
they were bought when Archer released them.

So one sheet was very brittle from age,
and I had to mess with single rivets floating around.

Have ordered new sheets in the meantime.


BIG PLAN ...
Is to put rivets on the many 'Suydam' Milwaukee boxcabs... 
they look naked without rivets.

Never was motivated to paint any of them.




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Gerold, I don't see an example of you using the rivets.

I've scratchbuilt several cars including two in brass,
and have been told my work is museum quality.



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Bobby

You may check my previous threads... here are some pics.

First, the forementioned railcar :





A P5m motor that had no rivet detail :





Then, a brass boxcab that also had a smooth surface.





Your models are great & perfect...  Mine are far from perfect.


But each model has a story of trial and error behind it....

So there is some additional entertainment value. 




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Your models are very well done,

thank you for showing them.


Regards, Bobby


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Bobby,

Glad you like this vintage stuff.





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