DUPX 8 axle tank car upgrade & backdate-photos included

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  1. tankcarsrule

    tankcarsrule New Member

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    I built this car 10 years ago and decided to give it a going over. I added Archer weld lines, the large
    Dupont football logo, aci tags, early cots and several decal changes. There were 70 cars built in this series to haul 43,800 gals of Ethylene Glycol. The cars weight 526,000 lbs when loaded. The logo was removed when the cars were painted.

    Thanks, Bobby

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  2. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    That lay-out is amazing! looks like the GREAT-OUTDOORS!! Love your paint also! Could use a tutorial on that!!
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    tankcarsrule New Member

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    Thank you Gandolf. The park down the street makes a good back drop. Painting is my least favorite part of my builds. Thank you for asking though.

    Regards, Bobby
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I "shooped' one of your pictures a bit(actually, I used XNView). The train looks so real, in black and white, it looks like a photo someone took of the real thing. Ever hear that expression that memories are in Black and White? :)

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    tankcarsrule New Member

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    Thank you Zathros. I enjoyed your shooping, b&w does add a lot.

    Regards, Bobby
  6. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    But you do it so well!!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    X2 on that. :)
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  8. tankcarsrule

    tankcarsrule New Member

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    Gandolf, thank you very much for the compliment.

    Zathros, many thanks. BTW, I did a B&W for my Flicker site, thanks for the idea.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Thank You!! Your models are not only inspirational, they are also quite intimidating! I may never reach that level of fabrication, but I get to appreciate it, and am able to, because you are able to. That is great! :)
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    tankcarsrule New Member

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    Zathros, you're very kind.

    Regards, Bobby
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    RonaldoM Designer Extroadinaire

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    That's fantastic ! If it wasn't into a forum of modelers i could think it's real. Congratulations
  12. tankcarsrule

    tankcarsrule New Member

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    Ronaldo, thank you for your compliment.

    Regards, Bobby