Milwaukee Road Beer Car

marty coil Jul 1, 2020

  1. marty coil

    marty coil TrainBoard Supporter

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    I Think Fox Valley Made a Special Run of Milw. Rd. Beer Cars for a NSC Convention in 2013? I built this from a MT 40' boxcar. I added the ribs with .010 brass rod, added the lumber door to the 'B' end and used brass tubing four the tanks. This cars were used to transport thye used grains that were used for feed. I found the decals on Ebay from a K-4 seller...……………………..

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  2. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That looks really cool! Nice job on getting the ribs perfectly spaced and parallel.

    Mike
     
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  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No easy feat to do such a nice job on the ribs. Well done.
     
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  4. dualgauge

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    Great job with the ribs. Very unique car.
     
  5. umtrr-author

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    Marty, you're correct about the NSE/NSC doing a special run of this car. Nice job on yours!

    K4 Decals has quietly released a bunch of decals in N Scale. They have an e-Bay store and also sell direct if you don't feel like giving e-Bay a cut of K4's revenue. Some sets do more than one car.

    I've heard good things about them. I have a set of Virginian and Ohio decals from them in my "to do" box.

    https://k4decals.com/
     
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  6. bremner

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    Their decals are very thick, he does have great customer service
     
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  7. Hoghead2

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    Used K4 decals lately for a bunch of DMIR hoppers. Strong, but not too thick-great product.
    Good job on the beer car Marty! Happy 4th of July to you all.
     
  8. umtrr-author

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    I've really got to move the V&O freight car up in the queue so I can try out the K4 decals, don't I? :)
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    Dittoes (y)
     
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  10. marty coil

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    K-4 has numerous different road names AND date sheets in various fonts and colors. I found them pretty easy to work with. I'm surprised, No SP or UP that I saw. Good Milwaukee.. Over all, I liked them. I'm stripping two more boxcars. A single door for another beer car and a double door for a 'Veneer' car.
     
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