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Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Bill Vaughn
 

Yes Bill a good paint for silver is needed.

Bill Vaughn

Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Tim O'Connor
 

Peter

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

StephenK
 

I am interested in the roof paint.   It seems unusual to paint the ribs only on a galvanized roof (or did they paint the panels silver and the ribs BCR?).  

Steve Kay

BREX 76252 upgrade

Lester Breuer
 

I keep building  to reduce the inventory so another blog post.   I chose BREX  76252 steel refrigerator, a 5th Avenue Car Shops/Accurail kit to assemble and upgrade.  Upgrade includes Kadee running board, installing wire grabs and ladder rungs and other details on sides.  Adding and improving  “B” end details and underbody.   The photos and writeup are on my blog I started to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer

Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Bill Welch
 

Although I have been collecting photos of these Georgia cars for years it was the acquisition of a 1956 Jack Parker photo of #19733 with a good shot of their welded roof that gave me the confidence to build a new model to replace a much earlier build. I recently finished painting my Georgia USRA 50-ton Steel rebuild. Recently I finished painting it and have now applied the decals. I was not pleased with any of the Acrylic Aluminum paints I experimented with but despite its grainy look I liked the dull look of what you see here. I painted the black first and then mask it for the Aluminum. It seems like no matter the masking job I do, some of those pesky metallic granules sneak under the mask so then I mask the Aluminum and spayed more black. Next I attached the Speedwitch doors, door guides and the scratch built ladders I had already painted. The aluminum and black effectively hide the many harvested rivets required to properly model these cars but hopefully weathering will eventually bring them back.

Speedwitch has decals specifically for this car but I had to also use their Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama set because the Georgia set does not have the “XM” nor does it have the numeral “7” or enough of “3’s” to do car #19733. I have several photos of these cars in this scheme and some seem to show black “paint outs” while in others these appear to be boxcar red. I decided to do one side with black and the other with BCR. There was also some variation for the “XM’ stenciling location so I did it differently on each side. After the flat coat is applied I will install black Kadee bracket grabs that have been dulled by media blasting. The last item to go on will be the scratch-built black Wood running board. Before installation I will sand it lightly and carefully to chip or wear some of the black paint from it.

If you are curious you can search “georgia usra rebuild” to see photos under construction and in primer.


Bill Welch

BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Peter Ness
 

I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40’ Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for the popular red, white and blue “State of Maine” scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.


If you are interested, please email me at prness”at”roadrunner”dot”com. Please use the title of this topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply I’ll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.


Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness

Plastic freight cars for sale

Clark Propst
 

Last year I sold some surplus plastic models to attendees of the Chicago Land meet. I'd like to offer a few more this year. If you're going to attend and are interested in want I have please send me an email at:
cepropst@q.com
and I'll send you photos and prices.
Thanks!!
Clark Propst

RPM Chicagoland mini-kit

Eric Hansmann
 

Frank Hodina has completed FGEX reefer that can be built using mini-kit parts that will be given to attendees of RPM Chicagoland in a couple of weeks. It's the latest Resin Car Works blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/rpm-chicagoland-mini-kit/



Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

Bill Welch
 

Pretty hard to miss. . .

Bill Welch

Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

rwitt_2000
 

Yes I did.

Bob Witt

Almost ready for Chicagoland!

Pierre Oliver
 

http://elgincarshops.blogspot.com/2018/10/well-thats-3.html

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Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tony Thompson
 

Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.

http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx

     Didn't they just letter their 40-ft. car as though it was the 46-ft. car?


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Re: MKT cars

Ken Roth
 

Lester and All,
As to more details on construction of the sides, I began with .030" plain styrene sheet, scribed with a regular x-acto blade.  Parallel lines were achieved using a vernier caliber measuring each line from the bottom of the car side.  Once the lines were scribed, I drug the x-acto blade "upside down" to remove a bit more material. The sides were then scraped with a razor blade to remove raised burrs (I didn't do this enough!).  Next I drug sandpaper over all the boards to create some grain, leaving the top metal section and sill glossy smooth.  I also did a little random scraping of individual boards to get a little more definition, but I was really going for the look of a fairly recently-built car, which does not show a lot of gaps and irregularities between boards. Locations for the truss members were "milled out" just a bit using a scraper made from an old x-acto blade, ground to the width of the Z-brace.  I used hand-made .005" styrene strips 3" wide for the the thin edges of the braces (bolt heads were embossed prior to cutting the strips).  The milling allowed me to bury approximately half of the thickness of the .005 styrene. On top of the .005" styrene strip, I glued a 2x3, and then another piece of 3" wide .005" styrene for the outside of the Z-brace.  I built a jig to ensure a bit of overlap to depict the Z shape.  I'm indebted to Jim Hays for the Z-brace construction method.  Other bolt detail was made by embossing rivets on a scrap sheet of .005" styrene, which were harvested and applied to the sides where needed.  All of my rivet work is done with a Micro-mark drill press with x/y table and Northwest Shortline rivet dies.  The female dies were ground down a bit to allow closer rivet spacing for some applications, like my tank cars which I described on the PlasticFreightCarBuilders group last spring.  I only made one side and used it as a pattern to make resin copies for both sides and a pair of sides for my friend.  The mold was usable, but I don't have fancy casting tools for pressure casting, so casting was a bit problematic.  Producing more that a couple of sets would have required a more sophisticated casting setup.  Anyway, one needs just one of these cars since there were only about 150 in existence!  Ken Roth

Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tim O'Connor
 


Hmm... (compare model to attached prototype photo)

http://www.train-worx.com/assets/images/image004-701x160.jpg

Tim O'



Garth,
Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.
http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx
Bob Witt

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: MKT cars

Scott
 

Fantastic write up and model Ken!  Enjoyed reading that.

Scott McDonald

Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

rwitt_2000
 

Garth,

Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.

http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx

Bob Witt

Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Andy Laurent
 

They do build up nicely. Here was mine (molded detail version - since sold).

Andy
Iowa

Re: SI flat car (was Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola)

Tim O'Connor
 


One of the poles has slipped out of place!

Tim O'


Your work on SI 5018 flatcar is very nice.  The poles are trated at only one end, something I've never seen as a load on in use.  Is there an on-line photo of this?

David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@...

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

David Soderblom
 

To Steve Solombrino:

Your work on SI 5018 flatcar is very nice. The poles are trated at only one end, something I've never seen as a load on in use. Is there an on-line photo of this?


David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@...

Re: MKT cars

Bill Welch
 

Steve, I have posted several photos here and on the RCW Workbench Wednesday and will be posting more as I proceed.

Bill Welch