A builder's photo...

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by doctorwayne, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Nice pic Wayne. I am thinking about adding something similar to my car cards, so it is easier to identify the car in question when doing switch jobs.

    Andrew
  3. Russ Bellinis

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    Does Athearn produce a "fish belly" underframe like that or did you use something from another manufacturer to build that car?
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    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Thanks, Andrew. To get an "old time" look, I changed the original to b&w, then adjusted the contrast to soften the image a bit.
    Russ, the fishbelly underframe is from an Athearn 40' flatcar, and the high speed trucks are also from Athearn. I didn't bother changing the bolster position to accomodate the longer wheelbase of the new trucks, as I rather like the stance. It's a good thing that there's no brake shoe rigging on the trucks, though, or it would interfere with the end beams of the car. The roof and ends are scratchbuilt.

    Wayne
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    SWEET pic Wayne and nice job on the Reefer