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thetramp Apr 2, 2013

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    An L & N boxcar "The Old Reliable"

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  2. minesweeper

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    My first entry,
    we are in europe, hence the 4 wheels type with spoked wheels and buffers.
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    This was, when i bought it, a german tank car of the late 1800s. Bought for no more than 5 bucks (eurobucks) and became in less than an hour, a non revenue car, used by my freelance railroad to more diesel fuel around the network.
    Yes, 19K liters (5K gallons) may seem very few from an US perspective, but here is more than 6 full fuel tanks for a standard mainline diesel, so enough for a few days, more than one week if you move 3 or 4 of these.
    Here parked close to the diesel refuel pad.
     
  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    Nice detail on your tank car, Maurizio.(y)

    And you're right about 5000 gallons being small for this side of the Atlantic - that comes to just about a full tank on just one mainline locomotive!:eek:

    Thanks for sharing that.
     
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    An SP - Pacific Fruit Express Boxcar

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    Not sure but I think this a Lionel car.

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    Could be a Lionel but Bachmann also made an identical one with the same road number.

    The manufacturer's name might be on the bottom of the underframe.
     
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    Spirit of '76 caboose

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    Spirit of '76 Box Car

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    I tried something different today. Years ago, I found a graffiti program and made some graffiti. I bought some waterslide paper today and tried my hand at putting the graffiti on an old boxcar. This is my first try so if anyone knows how to make this graffiti show off better, please let me know. The colors are pretty bright - yellows, reds and blues. Also if someone could tell how to use the selector pictured, I would appreciate it. IMG_8446.JPG IMG_8451.JPG Connector.JPG
     
  10. Mike VE2TRV

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    I've tried this before - not with graffiti, but similar idea with colored lettering and graphics - and had results similar to yours on dark-colored rolling stock.

    The printer is printing for a white paper background. It factors in the whiteness of the paper in printing the graphics. So the brighter colors will be somewhat transparent.

    The box car is a dark reddish-brown. That's the color getting through the transparent bits and darkening (and changing the color of) your decals.

    I haven't figured out a way to get around this.:(
     
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    Maybe the solution is using white waterslide paper.
     
  12. gmorider

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    Re: selector, try Atlas website.
     
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  14. Doug Gosha

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Doug
     

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