Colorado and Northwestern boxcar

uhrwerk Jun 20, 2021

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    uhrwerk TrainBoard Member

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    I have like 4 of these that my dad gave me. To add some interest I’m converting this one to a Colorado and Northwestern boxcar that ran up Boulder canyon with a clover house dry transfer set.

    The scale of these is fairly indeterminate. They sure are small.


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    Nice coat of krylon “Bordeaux”

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    Dry transfers this big on a surface this rough is a challenge. I tried using a hair dryer on the white circle. I think it helped but I still had to press extremely hard with a steel burnisher to get it to release. I used a white paint pen to touch up gaps. Any advice from anyone?

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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No advice on dry transfers from here. I never quite mastered them in N or HO. Or in fact even waterslide decals.... :eek::oops:
     
  5. uhrwerk

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    Attempting to make the herald on the car look like the prototype. It would take 5 layers to reproduce the prototype so I understand why clover house simplified it to 3. I attempted to reproduce the red semicircles with red marker with kind of mixed results. I’ve peeled the dry transfers off just by looking at them for too long.

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    Dullcote dissolved the dry transfers and caused the red ink to bleed. I did my best to save this side, might look ok at normal viewing distance. I had hoped dullcote between layers of dry transfers would prevent lifting but…

    I’d love to find an acrylic flat spray that worked well.

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    Even though the proportions of this car are wrong for the prototype I think I can make it look a bit more like the real thing by updating the door tracks

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    All done.

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  9. gjslsffan

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    I think you have done a great job! I have not mastered dry transfers either. I bit of weathering will make it look even better.
     
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    Thanks. None of my g-scale/1 gauge is weathered. A fair amount of it is tinplate, lots of it antique that I don’t intend to ever weather. So not sure.


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  11. Kurt Moose

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    What a beauty! That turned out real nice!(y)
     
  12. JimJ

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    Love it! Nice photography as well.
     

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