Apr 2, 2013
Wow! I am very impressed! Icing on the cake
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Looking good. Nice to see you're moving ahead.
Thanks so much guys!!
Yes, the Herald will go on my locos as well. I'm thinking also, about doing .030 versions, on the hood ends.
John, great to find you here!!!
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC weathering and distressing!!!
THIS Gon looks rode Hard, and put away Wet!!!! :thumbup::thumbup:
One of the few painted and lettered Montana Central freightcars is this intermountain 2 bay ACF covered Hopper.
It is a long way from being finished...
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Looks great. Looks like you're making good progress. Here's an old custom painted car for a freelaced Montana railroad.
No reply's for a while on this topic, so here is another kitbash car!
Branchline GARX Reefer where I removed the hardware for the plug door and tack boards on the side of the car. Installed a 8' YSD from the scrapbox and painted with my own formula for GAEX Green using Floquil Paint. This was inspired by the decal included in an issue of Rail Model Journal where they discussed the prototype of this car and how to model it. It was somewhat changed by the availability of the Branchline GARX Reefer. These cars were owned by GAEX and leased to various railroads including the PRR, B&O, Wabash and a few others. My version is one of the cars assigned to the Wabash, I am currently working on a PRR version and will then do a car that was purchased by the PRR/PC after the lease expired.
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nice looking boxcar! With all the models that are available these days it is good to see so much kit bashing still going on.
I must post another car soon.
Great job on the bash project Rick J, always glad to see people cutting and building cars. Thanks for showing us.
I took this photo in Grand Junction CO a few years ago, and finally got around to making a load resembling it a few weeks ago.
Here it is on the MRR, at Wagoneer equipment and sales.
Super reproduction of the car load. Good work :thumbup:
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Oooh. Look behind the JD loads. An OC&E box car. Neat!
what did you use for the chains on the JD's?
A-line 29219 Chain, Black 40 Links Per Inch is what you are seeing on the model JD's. What I do is hold the chain with a pair of hemostats or the like and use thin ACC glue and let it run down the chain so it glues in a straight line then cut to length and glue in place. You can go thru a lot of chain, but these kinds of loads typically do use a lot of chain.
I wish someone would make a chain "boomer" type tie down for us modelers.
kinda like these pictured, talk about a lot of chain
Awesome photo! Is that a sand or salt shed in the background?
The shed is a shop, as with the rest of my projects it is not finished. The equipment is new but the shop needs a bit more of a used look.
This is an NYC 85 Ton Two Bay Coal Hopper that I kitbashed. In the 1960's the NYC rebuiilt a bunch old 50 Ton Two Bay Coal Hoppers into these 85 Ton Cars, they were used a lot as they held more than the current 70 Ton Three Bay Hoppers.
An old McKeen 12 Panel Hopper and the cuts to the body to convert the car from a three bay to a two bay.
The finished car, after glueing, modifying the frame painting and decaling. These cars were lettered for the P&E, TOC, and NYC.
Picture showing the size differential between the 85 Ton Rebuilds and a Standard 50 Ton Hopper.
Thats a unique looking car for sure, sure stands out next to the 50 ton car.
Thanks for the pictures and story behind it.
Screwed up typed 85 Ton instead of 65 Ton Hopper, had a brain fart when originally typing the post entry!
I bought these two cars at a small train show a couple of weeks ago. I got them both for $5.00. There are no markings on them so I don't know who made them.
GN car looks like mantua or bachmann. The Milwaukee Road car is an old Roundhouse kit. I've got one of those, too.
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