Gauge Railway Boxcar

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Fresh from the paint shop, and on its first assignment, The Gauge Railway's 50' boxcar awaits on a siding for its first cross counrty adventure.

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  2. Bill Pontin

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    I like that very much, nice neat job. ;)
  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Most excellent, 88, and the scenery, also!!
  4. Tyson Rayles

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    Great job 88! :cool: Boxcar and scenery both excellent!
  5. kettlestack

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    That's top notch 88, I didn't think I would like blue but that looks VERY attractive. Is it a "Polly-S" colour? do tell us.

    Yep, I really like that blue!!:)

    Errol
  6. shamus

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    88, thats real nice, and that blue, :cool:

    Shamus
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  7. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    I agree... Looks great!:D

    By the way thanks again for the N stuff.
    Been fiddling with'em since I got'em.
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Thanks everyone.
    The paint is made by Testors. Its in their "Team Racing" line. The color is called"Quality Care Racing Blue". I had it on hand for doing a stock car model that I never started. Walthers still lists it in their catalogue. I don't have an airbrush, so I'm stuck with spray cans. But Xmas is coming.....
    Thanks again everyone
  9. Lighthorseman

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    Very Nice!!

    I think that shade is a "perfect" Gauge blue...not the shade of any Line that I can think of...
  10. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I think the P-K line may have tried a similar shade on one of their MDT's, but the paint just peeled off teh primer and looked pretty rough :D :D :D

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    jon-monon Active Member

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    BTW: Before years of harsh midwestern sun beat away at it, it was a deeper blue, a closer match, and readily available at any autoparts inc. your fav. X-mart, as Ford Engine Blue

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  12. Wolv33

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    Hey,

    Is that a Model Power switcher?

    I have an old Conrail sitting around, but didn't know what to do with it. It's dead and a piece on the rear is missing.

    88fan, I see the number system worked out great! That blue is pretty cool too! Nice logo on the car!!

    Later.
  13. davidstrains

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    eightyeightfan,

    Like the car and the color. :) I cannot tell from the angle but did you do the "Gauge" emblem as a decal or is it just a small color pic? :cool:
  14. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    88,
    I guess you've set the bar for "gauge" rolling stock. I like the use of the gauge logo
    Pete
  15. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Thanks Dave and sumpter.
    Actually its a decal on a .020 piece of styrene. I originally wanted the logo to be on the car, but when I did the decal, it was on clear decal sheet and didn't show up on the blue. I've just ordered white decal sheets for the next cars that I do.
  16. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    88, how did you do the white lettering ??? white decal background ??? alps printer ??? inquiring minds want to know (well, at least I do).
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    After reading your inquiry, I went down to the workshop and got some numbers in case anybody else was interested.
    The Gauge Logo, was done on my Compaq ink jet printer, on Vita -Cal decal sheet, it was clear and wasn't gonna show up on the blue, so I put it on a .020 piece of styrene and glued it to the sides. I ordered white sheets for the next cars.
    The reporting marks are Micro-scale Railroad Roman(87-69-1) the "Keep It Gauged" (Thanks Ken) is Micro Scale New Haven Gothic- Extended(90081) and the data is Herald King "Modern Boxcar" (D-2W) which included enough to do three 50' and three 40' boxcars. It also had door and even brake shoe data.
    Hope this helps.
  18. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Sorry I didn't mean to ignore your inquerry, it's a tyco or AHM, but I think I've seen the exact same model from model power. If you search e-bay for plymouth and/or industrial, you can find them often for $5 or $10. I got this one for $7 on e-bay, my other I had since I was a tyke. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1780541277

    This is a "finished" picture.

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  19. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Oh, yes, and model power did sell the smaller Plymouth DDT
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Correction

    I made a mistake when giving you those decal numbers. That number for the Railroad Roman letters is old. The correct number is 90001. Sorry about that.