Custom Boxcars on the RLK&T

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  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I was out wondering the RLK&T right-of-way the other night and spotted this little local coming through with some newly completed custom painted boxcars.

    The train was lead by a Lehigh & New England Alco S-2 #616.
    Atlas S-2 (8721)

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    The first car was a PRR three-bay ribbed side hopper by Roundhouse. The car was included because it recently had some upgrading done to it. Weight was added to it. The original permanent coal load had been removed and a new removable load had been added.

    List of Materials
    Roundhouse 3-Bay Rib Hopper (7488)
    Kadee #5 couplers
    P2K 33" ribbed back metal wheels

    Weathering:
    Drybrushing: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Wash: Polly Scale Grimy Black thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Trucks:
    Paint: Polly Scale Grimy Black
    Drybrush: Polly Scale Rust
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Wheels:
    Paint: Folk Art Asphaltum (476)
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Removable Coal Load:
    Evergreen Plastic Sheet cut to fit.
    Painted Folk Art Licorice (938)
    Woodland Scenics Coal attached with 1:1 mixture of white glue and water.
    Car bed was lined with waxed paper during the making of the load.

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    Next came a B&O boxcar.

    List of Materials
    Athearn 40’ Boxcar Undecorated (1200)
    Kadee #5 couplers

    Painting
    Undercoat: Apple Barrel Dolphin Gray (20781) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)
    Final Colors: Folk Art Huckleberry (745) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Gloss (CS200304)
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering (358)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Weathering:
    Drybrushing: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) 2 parts; Folk Art Licorice (938) 1 part; thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Trucks:
    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Drybrush: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Wheels:
    Paint: Apple Barrel Terra Cotta (20845)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

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    The next two cars were Reading boxcars.

    List of Materials
    Athearn 40’ Boxcar Undecorated (1200)
    Kadee #5 couplers

    Painting
    Undercoat: Apple Barrel Dolphin Gray (20781) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)
    Final Colors: Folk Art Green Meadow (726) thinned 1:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Gloss (CS200304)
    Dry Transfers: CDS Lettering (HO-50)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    Trucks:
    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Drybrush: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Wheels:
    Paint: Apple Barrel Terra Cotta (20845)
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

    The first car was weathered according to:
    Drybrushing: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) 2 parts; Folk Art Licorice (938) 1 part; thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

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    The second car was weathered according to:

    Roof:
    Folk Art Metallic Silver (662)

    Rust:
    Drybrushing: Folk Art Light Red Oxide (914), Folk Art Dark Brown (416) 3 parts, Folk Art Licorice (938) 1part, Americana Burnt Sienna

    Drybrushing: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) 2 parts; Folk Art Licorice (938) 1 part; thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

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    Tom, you're doing absolutely beautifuly work. :thumb:

    Thanks for listing the materials/colors you used.
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    Beautiful work Tom :cool:
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    Nice looking cars you have there Tom..:D