Here we go again "Freight car of the week"?

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Catt

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    Ok ,we were trying to come up with new ideas to get the membership motivated to post more on the Gauge.One idea I came up with was a freight car of the week thread.

    First we are going to do this by type of car.This can be in any scale from Z to prototype. The only rule here is that the pic is yours or was taken for you.

    Since this was my idea I am going to start it with a boxcar.You can post on a daily basis but please only one pic a day.

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    I like this nasty old Railbox car cause I did it all to it.:D
  2. UP SD40-2

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  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Oh good!! I finally found a place on The Gauge, where I can put in a shamless plug for the MF&W RR :) :)

    .... Our G Gauge club car.......

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  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Only one a day! No fair!:D

    Since I am a big LNE fan and I love these Accurail outside truss wood boxcars here we go:

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  5. brakie

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    Cool! :thumb: Heres mine.

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  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here is 1 of mine: My Wheathered 50' Burlington Northern Boxcar

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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    There are legendary stories of the Penn Central losing a box car for months. In that vein here are a couple of lost former NYC 50 footers in the middle of nowhere. hope some one finds them soon!

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  8. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Continuing with my LNE theme. Here is an Athearn BB 40' boxcar that I custom painted and lettered.

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    I love that BN. My favorite line, and great weathering
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks :D :D
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    Here's another Accurail singlesheathed boxcar, this one a door-and-a-half car, courtesy of Standard Car Company (New England Rail Service). Lettering is from C-D-S. That's the Lowbanks Steam & Electric plant in the background.

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    Wayne
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    Day 2 BX.

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  13. Catt

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    Day 3 OOPS! I missed a day :D

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    Brand new ATLAS Trainman HO scale Railbox boxcar (of course)

    I think ATLAS has a real winner with the Trainman series.Looking forward to the N scale cars and locos.:D
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    sign1 your NOT alone, Catt;) i missed a day too!tooth1 -Deano View attachment 29346

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  15. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Hey how about another LNE boxcar? This one is a Bev-Bel?Atheran kit.

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    This CNR boxcar is from Athearn. I sawed off the roof, sanded 6" off the top of the sides, then reattached the roof. The ends were cut off and replaced with ones from Tichy, and the door tracks were reworked and new doors from McKean added. The roofwalk was built up from strip styrene, with scratchbuilt corner grabs, and all of the grabirons and ladder rungs were replaced with wire parts. A reasonably complete brake system was added, then the car was painted with Floquil paints, and lettered with C-D-S dry transfers. It provides a bit of height variety in a train, and was a fun project to do.

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    Wayne
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Cool car Wayne!

    Here is a chnage of pace for me. A Manuta B&O Time Saver Boxcar.

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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Catt, since we can post one freight car a day on this thread, should the name be changed to "freightcar of the day"?, and just keep the thread going? just a thought;) . :D -Deano View attachment 29415

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    Wayne, nice shot of what sounds like a fun project.

    Tom, cool boxcar!

    to everyone, are you running metal wheels to weather them so nicely, or are these still plastic wheels? I've been thinking about switching over to metal wheels, to lower the rolling resistance
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    Thanks, guys. Here's a boxcar built from one of my favourite models with which to start, the old Train Miniature ARA boxcar. This one was built to match a photograph: the door is from Tichy, riding in reworked doortracks. The ends are the "reverse dreadnaught" style, with indentations rather than ribs. I made them from heavy-duty aluminum foil, shaped on a Tichy regular Dreadnaught end, then attached to the body, which had already had the stock ends removed, inside-out. The reworked sidesills are styrene, and the lower part of the sidesheets has been covered with Mylar foil, to simulate the repairs that many of these cars received when the original sidesheets rusted out. All grabirons and steps have been replaced with metal parts, and a new roofwalk built-up from strip styrene. The car has a fairly complete version of the prototype's brake rigging, and has been fitted with Tichy trucks having a combination leaf/coil spring arrangement. Floquil paint, as usual, and lettering by C-D-S. The chalk markings were copied from the photograph, and were done with white ink in a Rapidograph pen.

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    By the way, I'm curious if we're going to do boxcars, of which most of us have tons, until we all run out, or are we going to run other car types similtaneously? I should be good for about a year, doing just boxcars, although a lot of my cars are similar except for the car numbers and the weathering.:)

    Wayne