Deluxe Innovations Maxi-IV parts and paint questions

Denali_Subdivision Nov 13, 2022

  1. Denali_Subdivision

    Denali_Subdivision TrainBoard Member

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    Hello guys, I've just acquired 6 sets of Deluxe Innovations Maxi-IV well sets, 4 of them for Pacer/Bran and 2 for TTX. What are the two extra parts that come in the clear little plastic baggy? Tried to figure it out on my own but I don't see any place they should go or even what they are? Photo below of parts in question.
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    Also, they come with etched metal railings that are un-painted, and I also want to patch these into DTTX to bring them into the present day. Does anyone know what brand/color paint would be sufficient to get a close match? I plan to weather these and fade the paint before I patch them over, so an exact blue match is not necessary since Id like the patches to stand out anyways. Ive just never seen a Pacer blue in model paints?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. pmpexpress

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    Josh,

    The pair of body colored plastic parts are end-user installed mud flaps for the A and B car platforms.

    On prototype MAXI-IV cars, the flaps serve to reduce the amount of right of way grime that winds up getting thrown up onto the intermodal containers that are sitting in the lower well.

    In order to facilitate operations on tighter radius curves, the mud flaps on Deluxe Innovations' later release MAXI-IV sets were not factory installed.

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  3. Denali_Subdivision

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    Awesome, thank you for the info on these and providing the instructions/illustration on where they go! Seems simply enough to add on lol
     
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