88's Second Gauge RR Car

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Here it is. The second one of my Gauge Railroad cars. Just finished it today.
    Mike....Its a 65'mill gondola #705370. I picked the zero, because protypically the first car is numbered "0". Don't ask me why, but everytime I read information on real cars they always say"So and So railroad bought twenty cars numbered 0000-0019."

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  2. Tyson Rayles

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    Works for me! :cool:
  3. rockislandmike

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    Very swappy, 88. I'll add it to the OER tonite when i get home. I'd like to ask you another question if I may. I've got two tank cars to letter for The Gauge Railway - how many should I order of the Microscale Railroad Roman and tank lettering decals ????

    As per many tank cars at the time, I'm planning on painting it a dark color (black or dark blue), and then use reporting marks only, no logo / slogan / railroad name spelled out. Right now I'm thinking one Roman Railroad and two tank car decals.
  4. hoyle

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    What about a Gauge RR Geneses 60 ft Berwick DD boxcar.And a Branchline 50 ft Berwick.
  5. shamus

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    88, thats a great looking gondola for the gauge railroad, and I also love the blue. Did you mix up that blue?
    Shamus
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  6. eightyeightfan1

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    Thanks everyone.....
    Mike, One sheet of Railroad roman should be good if your doing just reporting marks....I just ordered three of them....I like a couple on hand in case I mess up, though there is plenty of letters and numbers.
    Shamus, Its from a spray can. Testors makes it in there "Team Racing" line.Its called"Quality Care Racing Blue" I was gonna do a Dale Jarrett Quality Care #88(hence the eightyeightfan) stock car model, then he got sponsership from UPS. I had the color on the shelf and gave it a shot, I like it a lot. The pictures don't do it justice, You should see the color on a car. Nice.......
  7. eightyeightfan1

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    Here's a picture of the same blue on a 1/24th scale die-cast I have. Some reason the blue looks better on railcars.

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    Thanks 88, must get me some of that blue.
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  9. McFortner

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    Ok, so perhaps I am dense. Where do I get the decal lettering? I seem to be having a rough time this week (see my post on general about my new N-Gauge set for further) and I can't find it anywhere.

    HELP! :eek:

    Michael
  10. rockislandmike

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    Microscale. Available through most mail order places (I've gotten mine from both internettrains and walthers).
  11. Wolv33

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    Mike,

    1stplacehobbies.com has them cheaper. The packs that go for $5+ regularly, go for $3+ on 1stplace.

    This is where I get my microscale decals at. However, if they are sold out at the time, I go to Walthers.

    88Fan, any chance you can post a closer version of your car? I can't really make out the numbers on the car. The last car you did was perfect-picture that is.

    Later.
  12. eightyeightfan1

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    Wolv,
    I tried to get a better picture. This was the best. As you can see, its already earning its keep delivering Christmas presents on the Xmas Village layout.

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  13. Wolv33

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    Much better, 88!

    Cool pic too! LOL!

    Later.