Changing Windows on Heavyweight Cars looks better.

Here are a few pictures of my new Lionel Heavyweight Pennsylvania Diner with the green windows removed and replaced with clear plastic.  The plastic came from a Walthers Clamshell box for Modular Building parts.  Any clear plastic will work.  Transparency sheets from Office Max would do.

The four 1/16" square LEDs were painted Testor's "International Orange", then I adjusted the brightness by removing some of the orange color by scraping some paint off the LED.  (Tamiya "Clear Orange" could also be used.  I used what I had.)  The car is now dimmer, yet not orange.  The green aquarium effect of the original car is gone.  I did leave the green window on the Kitchen section because there is no interior in the kitchen.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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bob2 posted:

Are those new tooling cars?  They really look good in the photos above, unlike the cars of ten years ago that I just dumped for a hundred bucks each.  How long are they?

What cars are you referring to?  I have a set of Lionel Heavyweight cars from 2003 in Southern Crescent livery and the are stunning!

Don

John Rowlen posted:

Here are a few pictures of my new Lionel Heavyweight Pennsylvania Diner with the green windows removed and replaced with clear plastic.  The plastic came from a Walthers Clamshell box for Modular Building parts.  Any clear plastic will work.  Transparency sheets from Office Max would do.

The four 1/16" square LEDs were painted Testor's "International Orange", then I adjusted the brightness by removing some of the orange color by scraping some paint off the LED.  (Tamiya "Clear Orange" could also be used.  I used what I had.)  The car is now dimmer, yet not orange.  The green aquarium effect of the original car is gone.  I did leave the green window on the Kitchen section because there is no interior in the kitchen.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

Whaddya mean no kitchen?  

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Ricko,

That is a nice job adding windows to the H-10.  Adding windows to my H-10s has not hit my To-Do List yet.  I have way too many projects and not enough me time to do them.  I just finished my Lionel 21" Challenger Dome Coach car tonight.  Finishing the lower level of the Observation is next.

Sincerely, John Rowlen

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Good topic. I have always wondered about the green tint, and haven’t been able to verify the accuracy. I am going to change out all my passenger cars windows. The original green reacted with glue and appears like a mold is growing on them. I’ve tried cleaning and nothing helps. Thanks for posting your pictures. The cars look great. 

Railroad modeling is therapeutic. 

Just in case anyone is still following this thread.... I spoke with the curator at the B&O Museum, and he said that the windows on these cars (C&O Geo Wash. Pullman passenger) were clear. Therefore, I will be installing all clear windows in my set. 

Railroad modeling is therapeutic. 

C&Osteam posted:

Good topic. I have always wondered about the green tint, and haven’t been able to verify the accuracy. I am going to change out all my passenger cars windows. The original green reacted with glue and appears like a mold is growing on them. I’ve tried cleaning and nothing helps. Thanks for posting your pictures. The cars look great. 

Here is a previous thread related to this topic and showing a picture of the glue reaction.  It has some additional information related to this topic.

Passenger Tinted Windows Replacement

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