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I don't know if this has been addressed or not?, several years ago when Weaver Models introduced the WWII Era Troop Sleeper's which i have many of in my Collection, i really love these cars, because you can make Great looking Troop Trains, one of my Kitchen Car models started to BOW and started too Warp, after removing the Floor Section, the whole floor just crumbled in my hands?, has any one had this problem?, now that Atlas has taken over the molds from Weaver?, i hope they're having better luck in material there using for the Floor's, and if anyone has an good ideal on an Replacement?

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The floors in these cars are well known to be afflicted with zinc pest. Probably more Troop cars have the problem than not. Atlas did make a run of replacement floors. As I recall, you had to transfer the details to the new floor. (The details do not have the problem.) Contact Atlas to see if they have any left in stock, and if not, when are they likely to have more available. Take the availability date as an estimate and double it! Just the way things are these days.

Short term, there are 3 options: Make a crude substitute from sheet styrene, find a good floor and make a silicone mold and resin castings, or find someone to 3D print you some replacements. Any of these will get back up and running.

BTW, check all your troop cars and remove any warped floors you find. That will prevent damage to the shell.

Chris

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Superglue together two layers of .06 styrene; it will be sufficiently rigid.  Don't try to save any part of the old floor, it will just crumble.  If I were you, I would also add some two-part epoxy to reinforce where the truck side frames join the cross bolsters; it won't show.  Once a truck comes apart, it will be harder to fix.  

If the frame starts to warp, it will eventually split the plastic shell.  Fortunately, it will break pretty clean, so you can glue it back together.

@lehighline posted:

Short term, there are 3 options: Make a crude substitute from sheet styrene, find a good floor and make a silicone mold and resin castings, or find someone to 3D print you some replacements. Any of these will get back up and running.

Might want to look at Ed Bommer's solution and creation of a replacement floor that was in OST a while back.

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