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thetramp Apr 2, 2013

  1. friscobob

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    Thanks- I did the weathering with chalk pigments, scraping it off the block onto the surface & spreading & working it into the surface with Q-tips and a gloved hand (latex gloves). If I were to do any more work to it, I'd add some small pieces of colored ground foam to represent the pieces of bark & wood splinters you would normally see on an empty car. I still have 3 of these cars yet to put together, and ideally I'd like to have a total of 10 such cars to represent the pulpwood business one could find on this part of the Central Division (woodyards in Antlers & Ft. Towson provided pulpwood that was shipped to Ashdown,AR for Nekoosa Papers' massive mill).

    The Atlas cars, BTW- look nice for the 40-foot models, but Walthers' GSC bulkhead flat makes a great starting point for this particular car.
     
  2. Josta

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    This gondola is just about ready to be cut up and stuffed into another gondola:

    John

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  3. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Nice ! GOOD WEATHERING JOB.
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow! That looks real! First class!

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  5. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Awesome weathering it looks very realistic
     
  6. tootnkumin

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    Yes, but if you did that, then you'd have 2 gondolas ready to be stuffed into another one. Where would it all end?:eek:hboy:
     
  7. thetramp

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    I was looking for a Louisiana car for a while now and never new I had one in a box of old freight cars in my attic. I do not recall how I got this car. I had a friend back in the 80's that would pick up HO stuff for me from the Salvation Army Thrift store. That is the only way I would have gotten this car that I can think of. It is a Mantua. It has plastic wheels now but plan to put intermountain metal wheels when they come in. IMG_4131 2.jpg
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good find!
     
  9. StickyMonk

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    Originally built in 1949 by the Great Northern as part of GN 18001-18499 series, this 40'6" IL 10' IH boxcar was kitbashed from an Intermountian kit.

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  10. Southern Oregonian

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    It's a submarine and torpedoes on flatbeds. Everyone needs a submarine and torpedoes on flatbeds.
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  11. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Chip car

    This chip car was built about 20 some years ago from a bulkhead flat.

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  12. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Western Maryland #29078, a Bowser kit with Accurail trucks.
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  13. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    IMG_4184.jpg Here is another attic find. It is a covered hopper by tyco.
     
  14. JNXT 7707

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    Man I love that car. I think it may be one of the only fantasy schemes (I assume it's a fantasy anyway) that works for me. Maybe because I drink too much coffee?
     
  15. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice weathering on this as well
     
  16. tootnkumin

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    I've been looking at bowser kits as an economical way of gaining rolling stock quantities but have never seen any 'in the flesh'. The door details, stirrup and ladders on that one look quite good. Are they moulded on or are these retrofitted detail parts like the trucks?
     
  17. SAF&N SA&AP

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    San Antonio & Aransas Pass, S.A.&A.P. Maintenance of Way Ballast Side Dump Door Cars, MW229 and MW237...

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  18. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice Manny!

    Charlie
     
  19. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Nice, Manny! I love the early era and here's one of my favorites, an early Frisco coal gondola. It's a Westerfield resin kit as is most of my rolling stock.
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  20. GP30

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    They are all molded on except the doors on some kits. I don't recall if the doors were molded on or separate parts on this particular kit. Details are really crisp for one-piece bodies. This body style is incorrect for the protoype WM boxcar of that series, but I let this one go as it was too nice to part with.

    Speaking of Bowser kits.... The PRR boxcar in this next shot is a Bowser kit, one piece body with separate doors and cat walk. Really nice kit of an uncommon car exclusive to the Pennsy as their "X31f Turtle Roof Boxcar".... complete with the Ellipti-coil trucks.

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