For my part, I volunteered to put together a woodchip gon from E&C Car Shops. Only fair, since I started that bluebox thread in the first place. It's an HO scale model of a 62-foot woodchip gon commonly found in the Northwest and parts of the Southeast. The car is lettered for Southern Pacific, but I'm gonna reletter it for my Spring Valley Railway, which serves a woodchip yard or two (chips are taken offline, presumably to a paper mill on the KCS).The presumption is that SPRY got these cars from SP after the equipment lease expired, and UP, in the midst of its postmerger meltdown, didn't renew. I also plan to add scale-size Kadee number 58 couplers, plus metal wheels to different trucks (the E&C trucks don't roll too well, IMO). And of course, what woodchip gon would be complete without a load of woodchips? One piece of styrene, some paint, sawdust, glue, & water, and voila'- one removable load! First thing I've accomplished so far is removing the SP lettering, using some 91% isopropyl alcohol and a coton swab or two. Next, when I get time, will come an application of boxcar red paint over the reporting marks & SP road number (look around- you see quite a few pieces of rolling stock with different reporting marks painted over the originals, so this is prototypical). After the paint dries and new reporting marks & numbers are added (using dry-transfer decals), I'll get to adding the other details. I'll keep ya informed, and if & when I can get a digital (or take some decent shots with the ol' fashioned 35MM) camera, they'll be posted. OK, who's next?