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D&RGW Boxcar #3187 In HOn3
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 Posted: Thu Dec 14th, 2017 03:04 pm
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Michael G
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Hi all!
I've just about finished a build of a D&RGW 3000 series boxcar in HOn3.
I had the kit in my stash, an old Tomalco wood kit.
It was however very deteriorated, the wood siding was so dry that it had split.... :shocked:
I substituted it with Evergreen plastic siding, which was a good thing as it made gluing the parts on the body so much easier.
I found one very big error though with the kit. It is almost 1/8" too tall!
The error lies within the roof. I sanded it down to correct height.
I use Kadee sprung trucks on this car. The bolsters fit perfectly.
I also had to bend all the handrails from wire. I also added Grant line NBWs.

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End view




Roof




Underframe with all the gear.




Painted. I use D&RGW freight car red.


I'm currently decaling it with San Juan decals.
Is it worth it though? A kit like this?
I have scratchbuilt the same type of boxcar before, and it was almost easier ...
Or maybe work the construction hours, and take the money and buy a Blackstone RTR boxcar?
The build time was almost 20 hours, so I could buy quite a lot of Blackstone cars  with the earnings if I had worked.
But, the joy of building it makes up the difference, at least to me.:)

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Some very nice work there Michael,:moose: :moose::moose:looks great,.......Peter.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 14th, 2017 05:42 pm
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G'day Michael,
I'm glad to see you back at the modelling bench and back here. You do very nice work and that is a very nice salvage job.

I think it is worth more Moosies :moose::moose::moose::moose:



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Howdy Michael, it is indeed nice work and since it is HOn3, even better. Your question about was it worth spending 20 hours building (and modifying) an old Tomalco kit VS buying some RTR cars...yes indeed it was worth it. Even if you spent 40 or more hours building the car, you gained far more satisfaction than spending lots of money and opening a box. When you look at the results, you can be proud of the time you spent (and fun involved), and that is the meaning of this, or any other hobby.
Now, lets see a photo of the "finished" car...

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Thanks! I will show the finished car when it's just that; finished...
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The last few days projects all ready for weathering.All in HOn3.






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:glad:Finished!The weathering is completed.Just the couplers to install (when the boxes arrive...;) ).














I'm very satisfied with how it turned out. To me it gives the impression of a boxcar that's used but not abused.



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Hi Michael :wave:



AWESOME ! car build !!


:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:


I figure that's gotta be a 30'er ?

So darn tiny, at about 4 1/8" long ? as well. :shocked:



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Yes, it really is tiny. We're almost in N scale territory here ...



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Nice work Michael, love the caboose as well, was that scratchbuilt?

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