I posted some pictures of the redone RPO/REA car last week and now I have completed the observation to go with it. I've got one more car to go and then I will probably never do another AF Passenger car! There are a lot of parts and they are riveted together. To disassemble i've drilled out the rivets and for reassembly used a combination of screws and 1/8 inch pop rivets. They both look good but Lionel cars are easier to work with.
After I finish the last car I'll need one more thing to make a finished train, I need and AF box car to repaint as either a Dairy car or as an REA express car. Does anyone have an American Flyer Wide Gauge box car they'd like to sell? I don't want a collectors piece as I do want to repaint it. If anyone has one please let me know, thanks.