Athearn & More Coal Drag

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    A few weeks ago we had the Atlas Coal Drag, now I have the rest of hoppers. Since 90% are Athearn I call this the Athearn & More Coal Drag.

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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Custom painted and lettered hopper
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    Special run hopper for K&D Hobbies
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Off the shelf Athearn hoppers
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Off the shelf Athearn hopper
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    A Mantua hopper
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    Accurail hopper that I will be weathering for a friend
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    missing hopper ?????

    hi tom---enjoyed your thread---you're not missing a hopper by any chance---i found this on my layout,a transfer from the eg&e

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    OK...I think it's safe to say that TomPM can give a class on how to weather both track and cars. Really, really good looking weathering details. Impressive. Were they done with an airbrush?
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    Tom,

    That's a fine looking coal drag you have there. I agree with Herc Driver about the track and car weathering-very nice.

    Stuart
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    Thanks folks for the kind words!

    As far as the weathering techniques I wrote a couple of articles on how to weather coal hoppers. The articles on weathering the wheels, weathering the trucks, and making home made coal loads have been published. They can be found at the RailroadForum Magazine at: http://www.railroadforum.com/magazine/contents.html . The truck weathering is covered in Issue 4. You will have to select the archive and choose the Wheel Weathering from Issue 3.

    I am currently working on the last article for the series. It will cover weathering the car body. I am hoping to have it complete for Issue 5 will be coming out later this summer.

    When I get back from vacation this weekend I will talk about the track weathering. It was basically done with a brush. Since I will be doing more shortly I will be taking photos to document it.
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thats one sweet train.

    Exelent wheathering Tom. I cant wait for issue 5 on how to wheather those cars.

    Great job!!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: