February Micro-Trains Weathering Contest!

bremner Feb 1, 2016

  1. bremner

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    Here is the link to the March contest
    http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/march-weathering-madness.91600/unread




    This month, we are going to speed things up, and try to stay ahead of schedule. Our prize this month is a pair of Express Boxcars, so we are now going to be working on front end passenger train cars, express boxcars, express reefers, baggage cars, RPO's, combinations, and horse cars.....

    Again, we would like to thank Micro-Trains for coming to us and helping organize this contest.

    Here are the prizes for this month.

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  2. Jeepy84

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    Can't view attachment.

    The rules are the car can be any brand so long as there is an MTL product on it, right?
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. Such as trucks, couplers, or an entire car. This month's topic is graffiti. Just about to close.
     
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    I've got an Overton baggage car kit that needs trucks and couplers. The plan is to turn it and its fellow coach into logging company equipment, so weathering is par for the course! I doubt either "local" hobby shop is going to have the right trucks though...

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  5. bremner

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    Micro-Trains has a lot of trucks!
     
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    I embedded the picture and self-hosted it.

    I am trying to pick up a Micro-trains.com horse car to strip and turn into a MOW car....We never said that it had to still be in express service....
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    I may enter this contest too. Good excuse as I need an ATSF baggage car for MOW duty and also I've never attacked one before.
    I'm thinking an MTL car as a nod to the fine folks at Micro-Trains. (y)
     
  8. Jeepy84

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    The final piece of this puzzle was acquired yesterday, so here is my Before submission.

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    As much as I would have liked to just start with an MTL car, I don't have any in my inventory that qualify for this month's contest, so the couplers will have to do.

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  9. bremner

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    I haven't even got my horse car yet
     
  10. Jeepy84

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    Still plenty of time. I'm on hiatus because I didn't realize I was on my last 80 drill bit til it broke.

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  11. badlandnp

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    Looks like this will be a fun one! This month is tax time for this guy, so I won't be able to get anything done modelling wise. Dang. Y'all enjoy!
     
  12. bremner

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    You have time, 10 days to go....I might have to change my plan and weather my daughter's Santa Fe express reefer
     
  13. Jeepy84

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    The deadline is Sunday?

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  14. bremner

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    Due to lack of pictures, let's extend the contest until the 28th
     
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    Pictures... OK!
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    More later

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    Roof needs a bit more black I think, and the body is ready for decals. Frame is flat blacked and drying in the garage.

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    Even after a shot of dullcoat, alcohol wash is taking all the paint off down to green plastic... Guess I better go back to water washes.

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    Another day without a contract from work, gonna start looking for new employment next week. In the meantime, why not finish my entry?

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    Back story: The Black Bear Lumber Company picked up this used Pennsylvania RR baggage car and have since employed it as a rudimentary boxcar and horse car to get supplies and beasts of burden to the woods. This one replaced #2 a few years ago, after #2 was lost in a runaway accident.

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  19. gcav17

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    Here is my entry for this. It is an Bachman old time combo car I have had laying around. I have been wanting to turn it into a drover car since I got so I figured now was a good time.. some years ago the C.M. & B. purchased on old combo car from the U.P. cheap. The company needed a drover car for the cowboys to ride in and put there horses so they could help with keeping cattle fed, watered and walked.

    Here is what I started with. Two M/T body mount couplers. A couple doors I never used from a kit. And the hand rails from a wrecked caboose.


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    I reduced the body height got rid of the handrails on the Bachman frame, and cut the couplers from the trucks. Then took out the plastic cube thing they used for glass and used some clear plastic leftover from somewhere. I cut out the baggage doors and installed the new doors after reducing there height and thinning the flange mount.
    I used the C.M.& B. green over the yellow that was on the car. Then scraped some green off around the doors and corners added some faded gray in some spots to simulate aged wood where paint came off. Then weathered it. Here is the final product.
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  20. BoxcabE50

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    This is an interesting adaptation. The end rail with ladder- Looks like that might also be a Micro-Trains part?
     

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