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So we have had our share of model mishaps around here, from TrainKing's collision to Alfalfa's flash flood... Today though, a meltdown happened and destroyed my Lionel 6472 reefer


This was a pure accident due to my stupidity, and I am not happy as I spent $20 on it and now all I have left is the box, frame, trucks, and door springs :(

Click on the images below at your own risk, I will not be responsible for any mental anguish you suffer as a result ;)
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What did you do?:eek:
I was afraid someone would ask


Did you read my how-to in the O gauge section? Well, I had just cleaned off the car and was drying it off in that oven... I came back after five minutes and it was nice and dry, but I noticed a chunk of tooth past still on the car so I washed it again... Then I put it in the oven and left my room to make some pasta... Needless to say I forgot about my train until I was draining the water out of the cooked pasta, about 30 minutes later :eek:

The oven was up to 250 degrees and that mess lay inside... Now you can see why I am so mad, it is that little spec of tooth paste's fault :rolleyes:
 

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I've had a similar meltdown when I used gasoline to clean some plastic parts - why I have no idea. Anywhooo it attacked and melted the plastic.
 

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wow it does suck to lose a car how ever it brought me back to the days of old when i was a kid and had firey crashes on my kid layout ..lol
 

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wow it does suck to lose a car how ever it brought me back to the days of old when i was a kid and had firey crashes on my kid layout ..lol
LOL, I never had too many crashes with my original train, just a few derailments after going around an O27 curve at max speed... That train put out a lot of sparks, enough that one of them actually burned a 1/4 inch diameter hole in the carpet that I used to run it on :eek:

got one of those racks you put in the dryer to dry shoes on? Might work. try a junker on it first.
No I do not... I was thinking of building my own rack though, if I ever have the time...
 

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Drying is a hot topic.

Air dry is best. Just seeing it, I have to admit it does have a classic look.
If you cut up the pieces, use it as scrap for a gondola load.
Parts are parts ,where you find them.
 

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If you cut up the pieces, use it as scrap for a gondola load.
Parts are parts ,where you find them.
I tried to cut it up T-Man because I had the same idea of using it as a junk load... It was wicked tough to cut through for some reason, maybe my hacksaw blade has just become dull :dunno:
 

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Think Power

I just read in another thread that you do own a Dremel. AH HA
Use a cutting wheel,it may make a mess but it will be fun. Try not to break the wheel they shatter easily if you don't hold them straight to the cut.Use eye protection. A hacksaw blade Good Grief! Paint them up to look rusty a little black on the edges to get that torched look. NO NO NO don't use any more heat LOL. It sounds like the paint may work. Do you have cutting wheels ?
 

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B&M, I'm sorry for your loss... but, dude, I gotta say....

Those are some damn funny lookin' pics :lol_hitting:!!!!!!
 
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