March Weathering Madness

bremner Mar 1, 2016

  1. Ryan Wilkerson

    Ryan Wilkerson TrainBoard Member

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    Some updates before the end of the month!
    My sons Cade and Cort have made some good progress. Looking at photos on railcarphotos.com, Cort wanted to show a worn, rusty, dirty log car with recently shopped trucks that have the blue bearing caps (since 4 years old, they called these the "blue roundy round circles), which I love when they say it even now that they are 11 and 9. Cade decided to go with a faded car, which is very common with a blue car. He finally found a use for the blue Bragdon powder!
    For my car, I wanted a rusted look and decided to shave angles on the top of each log bunk.

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice. I like seeing the stake tops angled. Looks so much better!
     
  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good looking trio, especially as a family project!
     
  4. Ryan Wilkerson

    Ryan Wilkerson TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks guys. It was definitely a good reason to work on some cars together with a goal of finishing within the month.
     
  5. RBrodzinsky

    RBrodzinsky Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jeez Ryan! How come the kid's cars are running nicely and your's has derailed? Seriously, these look great. This is going to be an interesting month for voting
     
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  6. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Got them done last night. Had to renumber two of them......
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  7. bnsf dash 8

    bnsf dash 8 TrainBoard Member

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    Final photos of my 3.
     

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  8. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice job, although I'm kind of not used to seeing Southern boxes without the green light. They look very good, that's just by way of observation.
     
  9. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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  10. bnsf dash 8

    bnsf dash 8 TrainBoard Member

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    The SOU called this scheme the "Claytor", definitely not as noticeable as the green light scheme. There's a decent amount of the real ones running around on NS but they don't stand out much in the sea of brown boxcars.
     
  11. Jeepy84

    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    It is going to be very difficult voting this month

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  12. DaveD

    DaveD TrainBoard Member

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    Looks good. Wow, I forgot all about the MR&T. That was a long time ago when they started that.
     

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