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    Its funny how the sun can change the color of the paint Job. All three were painted with the same paint and mixture, but they were painted 4 months apart. When they were first painted, they all have the almost black blue look. The boxcar with lightest blue was painted first. In a way, I like the effect. I dont like the uniform look of a train. Even a unit train should have different shades of color.
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    Thanks for those who provided 'helpful' information.

    I did see some BLMA information but there was no description of any specific Z details there, so the extra info about 36" N fans being able to be used for 48" ones in Z was *exactly* what I needed to know.

    Cheers

    Ben
     
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    John,

    Are those all the same decals on all the boxcars? The first one looks different to me. I was going to comment on the difference in paint and then you explained it. Just like the prototype. :) I think CSX uses some of the cheapest paint I've ever seen. I want to take one of the SCL gons and just basically wash it with blue and let the SCL show through since that's what most of the CSX cars I see look like.

    What is the scrap load you used? I don't think I've seen that one before. Did you make it yourself?

    Randy
     
  5. shamoo737

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    Randy, all three decals are the same. The loads are from Hays bros. I got at Zscalemonster.[​IMG]
     
  6. shamoo737

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    Yohoo, look what just came in from Germany. My latest CSX running stock. [​IMG]
     
  7. ztrack

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    Nice! I just saw one of these in train outside of Columbus todya. The orange was very faded and looked more tan. The Z version is a great match!

    Rob
     
  8. shamoo737

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    Rob, after years of not having any CSX running stock, suddenly there are plenty of releases from FR, MTL, and MK4D. All I need is AZL to join the list. How about some CSX coal porters and CSX autoracks.
     
  9. shamoo737

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    Life is getting pretty good if you are modelling CSX. This is the latest addition. This is the handy work of Bobby Hargis.
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  10. Chris333

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    I pass up tons of those coil cars on the way to work every day.

    It's a great car, any idea how it was built?
     
  11. shamoo737

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    Chriss, its made with a MTL underframe, and two Red Caboose coil covers, and scratch build parts. Bobby does a great job. It looks like MTL made them.
     
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    is he selling them? if so where?
     
  13. shamoo737

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    Gordon, he is not selling them. He let me have one as a favor.
     
  14. shamoo737

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    I finally started replacing the kitten with the proper CSX logos. I used a hobby knive to scrape the kitten off the hopper just like David suggested, and then I applied the CSX logos made by TIm.
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  15. JR59

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    That's a really nice Hopper. I also like the weathering! Cool!
     
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    Nice Job John. I've got about 12 undecorated black Penzee hoppers I'm going to eventually be doing the same thing to.
     
  17. shamoo737

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    Thank you guys. I like to weather my rolling more as time permits. I am picking up a lot pointers from Robert, Chriss, and Joe S.

    Joe, I think using the undec hoppers is probably the easiest way to go. To chisel off the decorations is time consuming.
     
  18. shamoo737

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    My all CSX train.

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  19. JoeS

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    John the layout is progressing nicely there! The grain elevator is great, it really acts as a nice divider between sides. You got some nice rolling stcok there!
     
  20. shamoo737

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    I started to repaint some of my Gunderson into the CSX intermodal scheme. It matches well with my FR CSX car.

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