Aug 21, 2015
My whimsical tourist train.
Got some work done this week, I also posted the finished PC X79 kit in a thread on the HO Forum.
In the 70's the Rock Island did what a number of financially strapped railroads did. They sold a large part of their 40' Boxcar fleet to Evans, who refurbished the cars and leased them back to the railroad. In this case Evans strengthened the side sills and installed 8' doors in the refurbished cars. I took a Branchline kit, removed the side sill and lower door track, then glued a new side sill in place using Evergreen Plastic with a piece of Evergreen angle stock as reinforcing. Painted the model with a mixture of Floquil PC Green with a few drops of Dark Green, these rapidly faded into the standard PC Green color. Lettered the car with Mask Island decals for this car.
Another view of my Bowser C-430's with a Flexivan train at the Strongsville Society of Model Railroad Engineers layout.
Thanks for looking!
Night time fueling a GP7.
Very awesome indeed!
leased power, SWP 2006 works the Geneva local. Bringing a load of coils to Provo for shipment elsewhere.
Two ATSF 'Prairies" awaiting their next assignments in the Hannah Vista yard on my layout.
Just curious- Do you know how many green box cars RI ever painted? Was it done to more than one car body style?
Very nice! Well done.
1000 has a different profile. That one dome is much taller than what I usually see. Is this model of an older engine, which been updated through the years?
Really great atmosphere to that one. Especially impressed with the wear and tear showing on the pad.
Nothing to show you guys this week
Aw, do we have to? Rats, I had all kinds of plans.
Behave ourselves? Rats. There goes my weekend!
I'll behave, I just won't say like what...
Dang, and I really enjoy seeing your work. It's top notch!!! And always unique..
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Oh great, Candy ... NOW you tell me!!!
I've seen those funny looking cars before. Coils ? What are they ?
Generally, rolls of steel sheet or wire. Keeps moisture (starts rusting) and dirt off.
Seems we are back on track here so let's look at this photo. Small work train. Jim