Re: Railroad salvage: Mather Hygrade reefer

Nelson Moyer

Charlie, you consistently set the bar over the top when it comes to board weathering. The roof is also a really nice touch.


Nelson Moyer


From: <> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:10 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Railroad salvage: Mather Hygrade reefer


Growing up in Kansas City I remember my folks hitting the local railroad salvage store to see what had survived the latest derailment.  Here’s my own railroad salvage; a Red Caboose Mather reefer that’s taken 10-12 years of ops sessions abuse.  It was missing the vertical brake staff, several of the steps were missing (one survived) but it was the only Mather reefer on the layout and the leasee name was accurate.  Looking at Ted’s refrigerator car book I added Andrews trucks and airbrushed the carbody with a thinned down coat of Dullcote with a few drops of black and brown added.  After the Dullcote dried I scraped off a few boards to show those being replaced and darkened a couple others for grain variations.  Ted’s book showed a Mather car with some of the paint peaking off the side of the panels so I tried to replicate that with a light gray. 

Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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