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bremner Dec 1, 2015

  1. Manitobamodeler24

    Manitobamodeler24 TrainBoard Member

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    I am 15 joined this form when I was 13? And jones other forms when I was 12, there isn't much cussing on here and it is a nice place to stay intrested in the hobby (not like I wouldn't be) with lots of encouragement from other members
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Our site owner wants this to be a family friendly place. Youth are quite welcome. Many, many of us started young, which includes yours truly. While many younger folks wander away with the distractions of 'teenaging', a lot of them return to their hobby roots after education days and settling down, due to the love for model railroading established in earlier years.
     
  3. umtrr-author

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    These two are not for the contest... as they were done ten (!) years ago... just thought I would share. The NH boxcar was actually brown on the prototype but was done by MTL in black. I did what I could to suggest that it might have been brown, once. The NYC boxcar is the one that had the brown door originally-- I 'backdated' it.

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  4. randgust

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    Hmmmm. Looked around and don't have a single 40' box that isn't already weathered.
    So like George, I'll have to pass on the contest, but I will post. Pretty close to before and after on the same car. I still have the original 'five pack' name train run of ATSF boxcars and I'm not weathering those! The Grand Canyon is the extra, pretty much just with a diluted wash of body color applied, which was one of my favorite techniques for years.
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  5. BnOEngrRick

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    When I made the comment, the picture wasn't coming through. I see it now in all the posts, thank you.
     
  6. Manitobamodeler24

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    I used doc o'briens wheathering powders from micro mark and used a fine brush(stiff is acceptable to use but I dont) and then applied the various colors mainly black and the 3 rust tones.
     
  7. cjm413

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    In progress pic of Bachmann car with frame-mounted MTL 1016 couplers and Barber roller bearing trucks (and apologies for the lousy cell phone pics!)

    Next step is to find a MTL brake wheel to replace the stock Bachmann brakewheel...

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  9. cjm413

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    Bachmann's plug door Hi-Cube (based on UP prototype) plus a sliding door (maybe from a MTL 60' car?) seems like a good starting point for an ATSF 40' Transco-built cars, assuming you could justify having one...or another if you've already built and weathered one in the past :)

    http://www.boxcars.us/Boxcars_A_M/AT-AZ/images/12ATSF, 40' Hi Cube Single Door Boxcar, 14044.jpg
     
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  10. umtrr-author

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    Actually, MTL has already done their Hy-Cube boxcar in that ATSF scheme. It's a bit of a stand-in for the Transco prototype, as I noted in the UMTRR for December 2014.
     
  11. bremner

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    Yes, but it looks great in SP
     
  12. randgust

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    Actually had one of those Bachmann's, repainted and decaled and modified it, weathered it and sold it, as it was just a little too oddball. It was nice when I didn't have a layout big enough to run a real hi-cube, but after I did, out it went.
     
  13. RBrodzinsky

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    OK, so I figured I would give this contest a try. My only previous weathering attempts have been buildings and scenery, and a bit on a couple of steamers. My other weathered cars have all been purchased that way

    This 40' Bessemer and Lake Erie car was one of the first freight cars I purchased when first starting out. Found it, and a few other items, in a "junk bin" at a show. I think I bought 5 cars in all, for $10, (got 2 flats, 2 box cars and 1 hopper) and the dealer through in a couple of loads as well. A couple were missing wheel sets, and one missing truck, but all were in great shape (no boxes, though).

    So here are a couple shots in "pristine" condition
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    Here is a photo I have found of a prototype B&LE car (not quite same model). Am not going to try to duplicate, necessarily, but will use for reference
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  14. nscalestation

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    This is a great idea. It will be perfect for me as I've been taking care of my sick wife lately and have not been able to work on the layout, modules, go to shows, etc. but this will be a small enough project I can maybe steal some time for.

    I envy randgust already having all his 40ft box cars weathers, for me that would be a good excuse to buy something new. I doubt I have more than 10% of my fleet weathered.

    I would like to request some clarification from the staff on a few things.
    • It is mentioned "Micro-Trains product" being part of the model as a requirement. I take that to mean it does not have to be an actual Micro-Trains car but maybe have trucks, couplers, etc. included in the model.
    • Could you give some specific dates for entry dead line, voting, and winners announcement.
    • Are entries to be posted on this thread in the N scale section, or is there going to be another thread in the contests section of the board.
     
  15. RBrodzinsky

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    Yes - just has to have something MT on it
    First three weeks of the month is for work/entries. Last week of month will be voting
    By default, this is where (at least for this first one) to post
     
  16. RBrodzinsky

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    Nowhere near done, but just some "in progress" shots after I started using some Bragdon weathering powders on the car. Used a mix of colors, but a lot of Soot and Grimy Gray. Applied with small brush and finger tip.

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    to be continued....
     
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  17. bremner

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    Looks good Rick
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    I'm seeing some interesting work. Hoping to see much more!
     
  19. ClassiCut

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    I was digging around in my boxes this morning....... I have two or three possible blank canvases to work with. I have been following along waiting to get a direction to go in........ But I haven't had any brilliant ideas yet.
     
  20. cjm413

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    The P-S 40' car had a limited number of owners where I'd expect some stand-in releases. I'll also give MTL credit for picking a more common prototype than Bachmann did.
     

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