Freight car of the week pt2

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW Gary, Those are cool. I like the cement truck too:thumb: :thumb:

    Here is another one of my hoppers, A CSX cement covered hopper

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    88, I love those custom cars, they look great!
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Thanks Gary.
    Here is my very first attempt at printing my own decals. This car is on my roster.
    Whata ya think...Should of sold this one...and kept one of the others?
    Oh...By the way. All three cars are Walthers Ready To Run. They came with all the data, alls I did was scan the logo, print it out on decal paper, and BAM!.....Instant $25.00.

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  4. chessie4155

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    A Sandersville cvd. hpr. each letter had to be cut and applied seperate..didn't think I was ever gonna get r dun..tooth1

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  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Thanks Trucklover!
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here's a CSX Airslide Covered Hopper, I think that I need to lighten the wheathering a little though, this was one of my first wheathering jobs.:oops: Ill post another later of the lightend version.

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    Here we go!
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  8. Catt

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    My next offering

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    This'uns a TYCO.:D (HO)
  9. chessie4155

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    C&O 2 bay airslide.

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  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    The great ones keep on coming! Way to go everyone!

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  11. trainsteve2435

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    Well, heres mine. Not much to look at, and no fancy backdrop to show it off in front of, but i guess it qualifies as a covered hopper. Hopefully before too long ill have a finished portion of layout to pose cars in front of.:oops:

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  12. Herc Driver

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    Actually, that looks like a nicely weathered hopper. Did you do the work?
  13. trainsteve2435

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    Thanks Herc Driver, and yes :oops: , i did the weathering about 3 years ago. It was one of my first attempts. Thanks for the kind words though!:thumb:
  14. doctorwayne

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    Here's a covered hopper that a hobby shop owner gave to me. It's a Tyco, and if I recall correctly, it was lettered for "Old Dutch Cleanser". It had been sitting in the window of the shop and had become badly distorted from the heat of the sun. It is, or was, an ACF Centerflow, similar to trainsteve2453's model. I thought that the hatch covers might be useful for something, but when I later bought a Bachmann Santa Fe Northern via mail order, and saw how long that tender really was, I new use came to mind. I cut a good size piece out of the tender's length, then opened up the oil bunker and also removed some material from the lower sides of the tender body. Then, using part of the undistorted roof of the hopper, I fashioned a new bottom for the tender, converting it into a centipede model. The actual centipede frame was cut out of sheet styrene, then glued over the two original trucks of the tender, which I had already cut apart and rejoined together, after first filing away all extraneous detail except for the journal boxes. New springs and spring hangers were built up from brass wire and bits cut from Kadee plastic draft gear boxes. The front tender truck is from an Athearn streamlined passenger car.
    Since this thread is for covered hoppers, please ignore all the other bits that aren't covered hoppers, as I don't have a picture showing only the lower half of the tender. :)

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  15. chessie4155

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    B&O 6 bay Cylindrical Coverd Hopper

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  16. chessie4155

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    A std B&O 3 bay ACF.

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  17. santafewillie

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    Here's mine

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  18. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Keep'em coming!

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  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Ok Tom....Here's a Walthers Power-Flo. This was a kit, bought a few years ago.

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  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is another one of those pinkies!

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