Jun 17, 2022
@r_i_straw - awesome Sunset Limited!!
SW8 and TR6B
Good morning from sunny and warm Northeast Oh
I completed the decaling on some cars I had built and painted prior to my surgery.
Red Caboose 1937 AAR Double Door Boxcar kit, I am surprised they made this kit as only one railroad had cars in this configuration. Car Was assembled with Yarmouth Scale Models sill steps in place of the plastic kit steps, then painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red #2 and Black Paints and lettered with National Scale Car Decals. As noted the car was used for automobile parts and furniture loading.
Next, Walthers 89' Piggyback Flat car kit, Painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Red paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. I followed the prototype here as the the DT&I acquired 100 cars from the Providence & Worcester, so I used the decal set from the Providence & Worcester except for the road name and reporting marks, the DT&I just used the reporting marks and painted out the road name. Cars were purchased for the Rail Blazer - Detroit to Cincinnati with connections via the Southern to Atlanta. I added a couple of trailers that I had finished previously
A pair of Athearn GP40-2's with a Southbound freight, led by a group of 40' and 50' XLI and RBL boxcars to be dropped off at Cambell's Soup in Napoleon, OH for loading.
Thanks for looking!
Have a great weekend All,
A nice find at the Montreal Model Train Exposition, earlier today:
Varney refrigerator car. Weighted and with Kadees, and metal wheels too.
I also bought a gaggle of Bowser hoppers and other kits.
Dang it feels good to be back in the train shows!
Another find at the same train show:
Custom-painted Athearn tank car.
McColl-Frontenac was a Canadian oil company with its HQ in Montreal. It was acquired by Texaco and became Texaco Canada, later taken over by Imperial Oil.
At the time, McColl-Frontenac's products (motor oil, gasoline, etc.) were marketed under the Red Indian brand.
About two months ago, I bought a couple of these Model Power silly kits.... Because who doesn't like silos on an industry?
Well, the kit's instructions say it has 6 sprues (it only has five), and it has some parts, but no instructions for them.
The other day, I bought this Faller cement plant. Guess what? Yup, that where Model Power got their silos from.
Well, I'm still going to make a Potash load out with the Model Power kits, and I'm going to incorporate the Faller kit into the Valley Cement Plant....
Yep. Sharp Sunset Ltd.! Cool cow/calf pic. Outstanding auto/furniture car! Wood sheathed boxcars! (and who don't love the Frisco?) Train show diamonds found. Can't have too much potash.