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What a cool model! Bill, I'll never forget your first trip to
Naperville and you laid
out a couple of dozen beautiful, amazing kitbashed models! I
love the ends on this one.
On 10/17/2019 12:45 PM, Bill Welch wrote:
I think my question about USRE
rebuilding business awhile was prompted by a model I built
many years ago of a Columbus & Greenville rebuilt steel
boxcar based on a photo I saw in the Henderson Boxcar Book
#1 published I think in the early 1990’s. This may have been
my first kit-bash effort and as I was looking at it recently
I decided I wanted to go back and make some improvements,
mainly taking off the oversize rivets—really NBW’s—and
replacing them with harvested rivets (or maybe Tichy’s .020 rivets).
base model is an Athearn
boxcar. The ends are Westerfield’s
Murphy ends and Detail
Associates Dreadnaught ends spliced together. I think
doors are also Westerfield. The steel running board may be
Detail Associates or Overland
as this model dates from the mid-1990’s before there were
gone now) GN green applied with the Binks Wren “B” I had
purchased as a lad. The decals are mostly Walthers while the
USRE Map decal is from a Microscale minical for some sort coil car if
my memory is correct.
the paint scheme was being used by 1957 because the C&G
used it on the Pullman
PS-1 boxcars they purchased that year. I suspect this rebuild
dates from sometime in the 1960’s but in my “Ya’ll” universe
it was reweighed in 1954 which coincidentally is when USRE
started its business, a fact I did not know when I did the
reweigh decals but I like the synchronicity.
cannot find my Henderson book but Tim O’Conner sent me another
prototype photo gleaned from the internet.