Freight Car of the Week Part III

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    OK...I do have a couple of "Antiques"

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  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is a more modern one for me.

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    Bachmann Silver Series
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Here's the other "antique".
    Both are Athearns.

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    For something that hauls food this one sure could use a visist to the wash rack.

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    Here's a seldom-seen (for obvious reasons :rolleyes: ) view of Hoffentoth Bros.' ice house in the city of Dunnville. At the icing dock, from left to right, is CNR 207040, an upgraded Tyco: new trucks, metal grabs and steps, some underbody detail, and new paint and C-D-S lettering. The next car, CNR 209506 is the eight-hatch overhead ice-bunker car shown earlier, followed by CPR 284517, an Accurail car shown previously at Finlay Fresh Fish, in Port Maitland.

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  6. TomPM

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    Here is one I got off of EBay and I had to spruce it up with new wheels, new couplers, paint the base, and weathering.

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    Here's a PRR/REA express reefer. These cars ran all over North America, and, since I liked the looks of the car, I took a chance and bought my first rtr car. These cars are from Walthers, and I'm pleased to say that the car was definitely not ready-to-run :thumb: . Not only did the car require metal steps, but the roofwalk/hatch area was incorrect and needed reworking. In addition to that, the brake gear on the car was only a rudimentary representation, so I was forced to remove it and redo it with more detail. To top it all off, the car number was incorrect for the era, so another ammendment was in order.:rolleyes: It's too bad some of these so-called rtr cars are so expensive, as they seemingly offer quite a bit of modelling activity.

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  8. TomPM

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    Another Athearn BB Kit

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    This CNR express reefer is also from Athearn. The roof hatches were reworked to reflect prototype practice, and a complete UC brake system added. The usual metal steps and grabirons, along with C-D-S lettering on SMP Accupaint.

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    Wayne
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    Athearn Express Reefer BB Kit

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    Grand Valley 2045 is from the used table at the LHS. I don't recall what the original paint scheme was. She got new steps and grabirons, new brake rigging and a pair of Athearn high speed trucks. The paint is CNR Green #11, from Accupaint, with C-D-S lettering.

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    Wayne