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dti406
post Aug 4 2017, 10:23 AM
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Managed to get a couple of cars done this week.



Walther's Express Reefer kit, added all the grabs, painted with Scalecoat II Pullman Green and Black Paints, then lettered with Champ Decals. To be used on mail and express passenger trains. Car built in the 40's and 50's.



Kadee just announced this car as coming later this year, but as I already had the decal I jumped in ahead of them. Kadee 50' PS1 Cushion Underframe kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. Car built in 1966 and repainted in the merger scheme in 1972.

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post Aug 4 2017, 11:28 AM
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Fine work Rick. I remember seeing the real SCL cars like yours passing by Keesler AFB during my time there in 1973. Most of them still looked freshly painted and relatively clean.


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post Aug 11 2017, 07:21 AM
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Intermountain 40' PS1 Boxcar Kit painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Champ Decals. As delivered scheme from 1956 when the Annie was under control of the Wabash. AA Pennant similar to the Wabash Flag, the AA was conveyed to the DT&I as part of the N&W/NKP/Wabash Merger.



Kadee Undecorated 50' PS1 Boxcar, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Herald King decals, car was acquired in 1962 and this is a 1972 repaint.

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post Aug 11 2017, 06:20 PM
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Some more nice work. Liking the DTI icon_smile_spinning.gif


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post Aug 18 2017, 05:01 AM
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I have completed some cars showing the progression of the paint schemes and one special paint scheme!



Intermountain 1937 AAR Mod Boxcar kit, which is equivalent to the Burlington's XM-32 Class Boxcars, substituted Yarmouth Models Sill Steps for the kit supplied plastic steps. Painted the car with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Microscale Decals. This car was delivered in 1953 and painted in the standard scheme of that time. Everywhere West was on one side of the car and Way of the Zephyrs was on the other side.



The same kit, but painted with Scalecoat II Chinese Red and lettered with Microscale Decals. These cars were painted in this scheme from 1958 to mid 1968. Car was originally built in 1945. Same flip flop on the slogans also. This car was numbered in the group for the Q's subsidiary Fort Worth and Denver.



Same kit again, but this time painted with Floquil Gold Paint and lettered with Microscale Decals. Car built in 1950 and this special paint scheme was applied in December of 1966, one of eight cars rebuilt by the Q's Havelock Shops in one day and all were painted gold. This commemorates winning the Railway Progress Institute's Golden Freight Car award for 1966. The award was for the most effective promotion of railroad freight traffic in America.

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post Aug 18 2017, 06:21 PM
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Well, here is a shot of one project I completed for a customer afore my camera got dropped. It is a Roco GP7 decorated for FW&D. The road never had a GP7 except after the BN merger when they received about 5 former GN models. The customer wanted the puppy so decorated however. The single "hooter" came from Miniatures by Eric. I used Trucolor's paint which I have really grown to like. It lasts a long time and is easily thinned using acetone. Decals are MS and the finish coat a 50/50 mix of Dullcoat and Glosscoat.

Fun l'il project. cowboy.gif



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post Aug 23 2017, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (tankertoad70 @ Aug 18 2017, 09:21 PM) *
Well, here is a shot of one project I completed for a customer afore my camera got dropped. It is a Roco GP7 decorated for FW&D. The road never had a GP7 except after the BN merger when they received about 5 former GN models. The customer wanted the puppy so decorated however. The single "hooter" came from Miniatures by Eric. I used Trucolor's paint which I have really grown to like. It lasts a long time and is easily thinned using acetone. Decals are MS and the finish coat a 50/50 mix of Dullcoat and Glosscoat.

Fun l'il project. cowboy.gif


Don is that N-Scale, it looks really nice, especially for N-Scale. Great Work!





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post Aug 24 2017, 09:11 AM
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Yeppers, she is the wee-scale. Kinda fun paintin' that l'il stuff. cowboy.gif


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post Aug 24 2017, 06:40 PM
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Nice Don. The gloss/dull mix you use are they Trucolor also or another brand?

I'd have problems with masking in that size stuff for sure and I've steady hands. Any compatibility with the different solvent bases? Time between paint and clear?


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post Aug 24 2017, 11:02 PM
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Here is one I completed some time ago and had lotsa fun with; an RBM waffle side boxcar which I decaled with HK's CNW decals. The roof took lotsa time, but I found it to be relaxing. RBM had some nice craftsman kits and I still have one to assemble. cowboy.gif


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post Aug 25 2017, 08:44 AM
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Don, nice job on that waffleside, those RBM kits were not nice, I still have two but will never build them as they are the Bowser 100 Ton Coal Hopper.

Here are my humble offerings for this week!



I needed an EL Caboose to go with my SDP45 and SD45-2, so I did a standin using an Athearn SP style Bay Window caboose, filled all the holes in the roof for the SP stuff and then painted with Scalecoat II ATSF Red and Black Paints then decaled using Herald King Decals.



Walthers R50b PRR Express Refrigerator, the PRR rostered 550 of these cars for use in head end passenger service delivering perishables and with the ice holding areas collapsed things like magazines and newspapers. Cars were built in 1929 and carried a number of paint schemes in their lives, this is the end scheme painted with Scalecoat II PRR Red and Loco Black Paints, then lettered with Champ Decals. Major project that required drilling many #79 holes for the various grabs that need to be applied to the car, also replaced the cast on sill steps with those from A-Line.

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Rick Jesionowski



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