Car of the Day

thetramp Apr 2, 2013

  1. TrCO

    TrCO TrainBoard Member

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    I agree, one very smart looking boxcar :-D
     
  2. ScaleCraft

    ScaleCraft TrainBoard Member

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    Hmm. I've got three, two identical, one different...same road numbers. With the notch adjacent to the stirrup steps, I must have two Tycos, and one something else: BN cropped.JPG
     
  3. 2slim

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    Here's my effort

    Here we have a 85' Athearn all purpose flat car giving a "wounded" Botchmann hi-cube box car a lift home.

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  4. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    My car for today is a Rail Box car I picked up at a MR show in Houston in April. Don't know who made it. There are no markings on it. I think I paid $4.00. I have since put intermountain metal wheels. Rail Box.jpg
     
  5. SAF&N SA&AP

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    Houston Artificial Ice Co., American Brewing Association, Anheuser Busch, Houston, TX, circa 1890.

    Started with a 34' LaBelle Detroit & Macinac Box Car kit, and heavily modified it.

    Tichy Roof Walk Supports
    Tichy Brake Staff w/end platform
    Tichy K Brake
    Tichy Turnbuckles
    Tichy Grab Irons
    Tichy Reefer Door Hinges (Modified)
    Tichy Truss Rod Ends
    Tichy NBW's
    Grandt Line NBW's
    Grandt Line Queenposts
    Grandt Line Reefer Door Hinges (Modified)
    Grandt Line Box Car door hardware
    Custom bent cut levers w/Detail Associates eyelets
    Kadee 140 Whisker Couplers in 242 Coupler Boxes
    Kadee 501 Arch Bar Trucks
    Polly S Tarnished Black
    Polly S Special Oxide Red
    Polly S Reefer White
    Deft Sanding Sealer
    Art Griffin Decals
    Bragdon Weathering Powders


    Manny



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  6. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    You practically scratchbuilt this one, Manny. Great job.
     
  7. Sirfoldalot

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    Really nice, Manny!
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Fantastic amount of detail on these old cars. Superb job!

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  9. thetramp

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    Great job Manny. I going to be at the big MRR show in San Antonio in July. My first time at that one and looking forward to it.
     
  10. SAF&N SA&AP

    SAF&N SA&AP TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you everybody. The club I belong to runs that show. I'll be there. I'll probably be at the work tables building something. I dunno. Not many people watch the building tables. Kinda bite the bullet because I'd love to get some folks hunger to try some craftsman kits. They are so easy, you'll switch to scratch building so quick because you realize you can get the materials yourself.
     
  11. paperkite

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    oh man UP no less ... looks like it got toooo close to the fires eh ?? cool foto though...
     
  12. montanan

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    This started off as an undecorated Athearn caboose. Another old build, done about 20 some years ago. Just wanted something different. A little putty and some details made it look a little different.
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  13. StickyMonk

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    Built in 1974 by Pullman-Standard as part of Frisco number series 44000-44299. 50'6" boxcar was modified from an MDC boxcar, riding on Kato trucks.

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  14. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot TrainBoard Member

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    Nice work on the series 44000.
     
  15. thetramp

    thetramp TrainBoard Member

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    IMG_OLDTIME1.jpg My car of the day today is an Old Time Gondola. I have been having this car since the 70's. It is pulled by a Casey Jones 4-6-0 Steamer. At one time I was going to sell this car along with another Old Time Water Car. Not sure now.
     
  16. thetramp

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    Caboose 2 4358.jpg My car for today is this AHM Spirit of '76 bought on Ebay to go with my AHM GP18 Spirit of '76 engine.
     
  17. JNXT 7707

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    That is interesting, cause I just sold a set of those cars on ebay - that one, the water car and a flat car with stakes. I had painted/weathered the orange plastic to something more realistic and added Kadees, but never did run them, since they are way out of my layout's time frame. Cool cars though.
     
  18. StickyMonk

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    My car of the day is this unfinished project a Thrall 56'8" IL bulkhead flatcar built in 1973.

    This was modified from an MDC bulkhead flatcar, the deck was removed and a new one was installed to represent the 50k nailable steel floor, the side fins were made out of styrene, all ladders and grabs have been replaced and coupler cut bars added.

    The decals were from a bunch of sets, but as this was started years ago I have no idea what they were!

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  19. dti406

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    Here is the only 60' Auto Parts Pool Car owned by the Chicago Great Western Railroad. It was assigned to GM in Saginaw Michigan. It is a Intermountain PS 60' Boxcar Kit (Fisher Body Car), most of these cars were in Auto Parts service for GM in the 60's-70's and 80's. Car was painted with Floquil Maroon Paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals.

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  20. jogden

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    This is a project I completed last fall. I converted a Walthers baggage car into Union Pacific's museum car "Promontory." The car was originally a CNW baggage car in Walthers' UP City Series. I removed the lettering with a pink eraser. The flag, logo, and lettering were all decals I found in a set on eBay.

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