Oct 16, 2020
An oldie scanned from a slide.
You're all invited
Good morning from sunny and cool Northeast Ohio!
With my son's marriage last weekend and rest of my children visiting for a few days from California and Colorado, I was unable to finish all my cars so you get a double dose of models this week.
Last weeks effort:
Atlas 5347CF FMC Boxcar Kit, painted with Scalecoat II NP Green paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. The Green Mountain Railroad rostered a number of IPD Boxcars in its history and kept most of them in service over the years even after the IPD boom expired in the early 80's.
Tangent Pullman Standard 4740 CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Armour Yellow paint and lettered with Oddballs Decals. One of many grain companies cars that added to the variety of Covered Hoppers in the 70's as the railroads were unable to supply the elevators with cars to cover the export grain business.
Athearn GP40-2's with a train made up of mostly RBL's and XLI's for the Campbell's Soup plant in Napoleon, OH as well a general freight.
Thanks for looking!
Three of my recent favorites.
I drove one like this out of Albuquerque back "in the day"..
The next one is an example of more recent paint schemes..
The next is a color scheme that I just think is cool. I have not seen a truck/trailer with this Love's scheme but could be one somewhere...
Thanks for looking at something previously posted. Stay well,
Ooops - those trailers are riding too high on the bogeys, need to fix that.
Carl, here in the Midwest we only see semi-tractor pulled fuel tankers. We had the similar fuel tankers to the ones you posted in Alaska, but the trailer tongues were much shorter than the ones you modeled. Our drivers said it was much more maneuverable to use these type of trucks rather than the semi hauled trailers and we had some dealers that we could not get a truck with a trailer into, just the first unit.
They do exist, although as Rick suggests they are all tractor trailer types. I have seen plenty of them on I-40. I don't think Love's has as big presence on I-10 east of Arizona. Your representation is spot on and very nicely done.
There are three Love's in south Mississippi, two on I-10 in Biloxi and Gulfport, and one on I-59 in Poplarville. I also have seen only semis. I don't believe Mississippi allows full trailers. Though they do allow double-bottom semis.
Lights and valance are now installed in the layout room - inching closer to laying track, some day, LOL.
I love this scene !!
Impressive space ! And LED lighting too !
This weeks modeling:
Atlas USRA 40' Boxcar Rebuild Kit painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red paint and lettered with Tichy Decals. Car was originally built in 1924 and rebuilt in 1952 with steel side replacing the original wood sides. This car was lettered for Auto Parts service hauling engines out of the Rouge to various assembly plants.
Intermountain NSC 4550CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with a mixture of Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and Boxcar Red, also Grimy Black Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. Also substituted a Plano Roofwalk for the plastic one in the kit. The Canadian Wheat Board purchased these new cars as the CP & CN would not due to the low rates on grain shipments guaranteed by the Crow's Nest agreement of the early 1900's. These cars were assigned to the CP or CN for maintenance based on the reporting marks of CPWX or CNWX. This is the eighth car I have completed in this paint scheme and I still have a few decals left.
Boswer GMDD SD40-2's (a great looking and running locomotive) with a string of the Canadian Wheat Board Covered Hoppers on the Strongsville Club layout.
Thanks for looking!