Box Car Thread

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Gary S., Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    Here are some of mine: How about yours?

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  2. BNSFtheLeader

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    Here's some Great Northerns I did for my uncle...

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  3. Gary S.

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    Thanks for adding to the thread. I love weathered cars. Have you ever seen the work of the guys over at "ModelTrainsWeathered"? Absolutely amazing stuff. However, with a layout to build and a 120 car roster, there is no way I could spend the time necessary to achieve those results. I am more of a mass-producer, slap some paint and chalk on til it is acceptable and call it good kind of guy.

    I like that gondola and load.
  4. BNSFtheLeader

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    No as a matter of fact I haven't herd of them. I am the exact same way, I have way to many cars to even think about it although the next cars I do will be my autoracks they should be easy enough. I've finally almost got them all converted to MT's and I body mounted all of them for a scale close-ness, the MT truck mounted couplers spread them out way to far. It was tedious but well worth the effort...

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  5. Gary S.

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    The closer coupling does look better.

    Do a google search on "modeltrainsweathered" and take a look at the weathered cars. Phenomenal.
  6. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

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    More weathered box cars

    and now that I think about it, I should have put this in the weathering forum.

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  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I think your cars already look fantastic, Gary. Also remember that the prototype starts out new and gets weathered from use. You can do a "quick & dirty" weathering job on the models to get them on the layout. Then as you get caught up on the layout building, you can pull one car off at a time to do a really serious weathering job on them.
  8. Gary S.

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    Good idea Russ. Plus, that would keep an interesting mix of variously-weathered cars on the layout. Thanks for the tip. And thanks again for the kind comments.
  9. MilesWestern

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    Gary, Here's some of mine, First Modern, then 1950's era:

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    Sorry to have some non-boxcars in there... Here's how I hand-copy graffitti!

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    If you want cars like these click on my signature link
  10. Gary S.

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    Miles, my favorites are the Western Pacific Boxcar and the Nickel Plate flat car with load. Those really look good!
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    Here's my favorites...They're from my father's original collection from the early 50's. They're Athearn metal kits and pretty much as he left them, with the exception of new trucks and KD's. (I think the tanker still has the original wheels...Sorry for not being a box...). These cars won't ever see weathering....

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  12. Gary S.

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    Those old metal Athearns are cool. I picked up a boxcar and a tank car off the consignment shelf for only 5 bucks each. They were still in the original boxes. The boxcar was unbuilt with the parts still in the little brown bag, except the cast running board was broken. The tank car was partially assembled. I'm not planning on putting them together, because they wouldn't work with my uncoupling magnets anyway.
  13. jbaakko

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    I thought this was a BOXCAR thread? :p

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  14. jbaakko

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    Look at these guys, new in box still...

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  15. jbaakko

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    More new in box...

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  16. jbaakko

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    Last few, for now...

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    Boxcars my favorite type of car..

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  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great thread and pictures! I hadn't realized how much of a debt I owe to the Illinois Central for the inspiration of my freelanced KP&W orange box cars! :)

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  19. TruckLover

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    Sweet Boxcars everyone!!!

    Ill take some pics a lil later and post them :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I did a mini roll-by with the boxcars that I have right now. I have a few more boxcars but there at my grandparents house along with my module that I did with the Magic Pan Bakery Complex.

    Heres the boxcars that I have at my house right now, ill take the pics of the other boxcars that I have tomorrow when I go to my grandparents, most of these boxcars in this roll-by have not been weathered yet.

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