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25 flat cars for Bill
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 Posted: Thu Jan 14th, 2016 08:02 am
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Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
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Hey y'all;
Have a barter deal going on with an 80 year old fellow in out little rural model railroad club; I'm painting the wood decks; improving Walthers' truck attachment method; and replacing the cheesy plastic finger knuckle spring couplers with properly sprung knuckle Kadee couplers, on 25 flat cars for Bill in exchange for an ABBA set of Rock Island passenger F units by Mantua, the nice ones with flywheels. Bill is also the financial backer behind 16 feet of modules we are doing together on our club's HO layout.

I looked around the web and determined 50ft cars of the vintage given by build date printed on the batch of 5 Conrail cars I did first that wood decks instead of later nailable steel would have been used.

Painting method is to do the classic old scrape with a razor saw method on planking. Eventually more extreme distress will be applied to several cars; for now, it is mostly paint and weathering. Base coat of blended Testors flat brown and flat grey enamel is laid down. Then paint layer of various grey and brown hues of craft acrylic painted on. Next comes a dark wash. Finally is drybrushing with lighter hues.

Now, let's see if I can figure out how to share photos from Yahoo's Flickr. I am currently deeply annoyed with Photobucket.
Two images, one with flash one without because I don't know which lighting is more accurate to the hues.

IMG_0062 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

IMG_0063 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Those were from the first batch of 5. Now the current batch.
IMG_2100 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

IMG_2101 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

As well as the RI Fs, Bill gave me a flat from his collection. It is getting stripped to be repainted for one of my freelance roads.

IMG_2102 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Oh, excuse me a sec, boiling eggs to go deal with.

Wheels are getting painted as well. Oh let's see if we can use some gaming figure ink stain to do some spill and dribble spots of only God knows what.
IMG_2103 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

After drybrushing, yeah, that's getting there
IMG_2105 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Works for me. Next is to play with the side sills.
IMG_2107 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Last edited on Thu Jan 14th, 2016 08:09 am by Kitbash0n30

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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 Posted: Thu Jan 14th, 2016 08:38 am
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Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Nice work Forrest, I'm glad to see that you are keeping your hand in. :2t:

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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