"Project Freightcar" - Final Week!

friscobob May 8, 2003

  1. Dutchman

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    I replaced Athearn's plastic side boards with new ones scratchbuilt from wood. The wire grabs and steps are installed on the deck.

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    I still need to install the grabs on the cabin, weather everything, install the couplers, and add some detail.

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    It seems to be coming along.
     
  2. Benny

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    I have a HUGE project I have to finish in one of my classes, but after that is done I promise there is going to be a flurry of modeling activity to bring me back down to normal levels.

    I like that work car...tell me, it the wood really that beautiful or is that the camera speaking? :D ;)
     
  3. Dutchman

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    Benny,

    The wood does look that good. I use an alcohol stain called "Age it Easy". This is the gray version. You can get it from MicroMark.
     
  4. rray

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    I'm done with mine. Sorry for the terrible pictures, my old 1 Megapixel is on the last leg of it's journey. :D

    It's a NYC 30' 3 Window 19000 Series Wood Caboose in Z Scale:

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  5. Dutchman

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    Robert,

    Kudos for completing the caboose. Anyone who can work in Z-scale has my admiration!
     
  6. Tompm

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    Dutchman that is one great looking car you have there.

    Robert you did a great job with the caboose. It turned out great.
     
  7. Benny

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    Went to a show last weekend, found my enigine, got the saws out, plastic flying...even found a good oil tender.

    I am at a crossroads...here are the ideas...Cab back, or cab forward? And should I use a 2 axle or a 4 axle truck under that cab?

    Your input will help this freelanced monster get further...

    You probably cannot tell here, but I did draw this thing as a cab forward...than a few flips of the engine and tender in Photoshop and you have it like it is now...

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  8. Dutchman

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    Done at last. Here are a few pictures.

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    Looking from the other side:

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    Here it is on the layout:

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    Bill of Materials:

    Athearn PRR Work Caboose Kit #1276
    Northeastern Scale Lumber 1/32x1/16 & 1/32x3/32
    Tichy #3015 drop grabs 18"
    Tichy #3028 Corner Roof Grabs
    Tichy #3054 Curved Caboose Grabs
    A-Line Stirrup Steps
    A-Line #29216 brass chain
    Cal Scale Caboose marker lamps
    Detail Associates #2206 eye bolts
    Detail Associates #2506 .019 brass wire
    P2K 33" flat back metal wheels
    Allied Forms Wooden Barrel
    Gas Torch Set (unknown)

    Age it Easy Gray (Alcohol Stain)
    PolyScale Paints: Caboose Red;Steam Power Black; Grimy Black;Tarnished Black;ATSF Silver

    This was my first try at detailing a plastic rolling stock kit. It won't be my last. Very enjoyable. Without "Project Freightcar", I would't have tried!

    [ 14. June 2003, 00:11: Message edited by: Dutchman ]
     
  9. Tompm

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    Way to go Dutchman. Looks great!
     
  10. William Cowie

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  11. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice work William. A very attractive car [​IMG] Unfortunately work did not allow me to even get started on a project. But then, I build kits all day long :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dutchman

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    william,

    Glad that you were able to finish the kit. Looks terrific. I thought that the whole idea was great, and enjoyed participating in it.
     
  13. Jorge

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    Hello Dutchman.

    I work for the Susquehanna and that is a great caboose you have there. [​IMG] I wish we had that caboose when we make our shoves to Resources Terminal or Morris Pipe. I have to say it again that hack is awesome beautiful work!!! [​IMG]

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  14. Dutchman

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    Jorge,

    Thanks for the feedback. Is Morris Pipe on the old Greenwood Lake Branch of the Erie?
     
  15. Jorge

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    Hello Dutchman.

    Yes it is. We only go down there as needed. I love that hack! [​IMG]

    [ 23. June 2003, 06:24: Message edited by: Jorge ]
     
  16. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">I never got round to finishing my car I was doing, I started a new job and that took over all my time, I will get it done sometime i guess..... </font>
     
  17. Martyn Read

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    I had similar problems, I need to get round to showing the pics of where I have got to.... :(
     
  18. friscobob

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    Don't feel so bad- I was hors d' combat for all of June, and the last two weeks it got busy at work, so I was washed out. God thing I had the Spring River Carshops going full-bire for just the first two weeks!

    Now to get pics of my new woodchip gon, and the coal hoppers.....

    I was so pleased with how my one woodchip gon looked that I did the other 3 the same way, with removable woodchip loads of foam with sawdust glued on the top. They fit under the new Walthers woodchip loader really nice, but the spur can only hold two at a time....oh well, it's a shortline, anyway.

    The coal hoppers got further weathering with chalks, inside & out, and of course Kadee number 58s. Each, like their 17 other cousins, carries a load of real coal (to be specific, coal from Colorado's North Fork District, and eastern Oklahoma bituminous). 19 loaded coal hoppers puts a strain on the two SD40-2s I have pulling it.

    Never did get to my next project of kitbashing more Frisco woodracks, but I have some free time this weekend, and the AC can freeze me out (it's a separate unit for the attic), so I'll hibernate upstairs.

    Now to get some decent pics, without a digital camera......... [​IMG]
     

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