patched railcars?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by joesho, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. joesho

    joesho Member

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    hi guys is there such thing as pacth box cars gons? as if owners changed and just roadnames were painted over but the rest of the paintjob still the same. its would be very helpful thanks:wave:
  2. MilesWestern

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    Yes, I frequently see them around here in califorina, mostly lease companies buy onlder cars and restencil, or patch new repoting marks. The most extensive patching I've seen is a ferromex patch on an old NdeM boxcar. Enjoy! Poat some pics of your completed model too!
  3. joesho

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    ok i guess i will post pictures at the end only thing is i have to resize all my pictures,they' re all too big
  4. joesho

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    oops another thing i forgot to add do your think they did this kind of thing in the 30's and 40's? info would gladly be apreciated oh and thanks miles it helps :)
  5. 60103

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    I think patching is a matter of pride and economics. In the 30s and 40s there were enough workers available that a good looking paintover would be tried, unless the road were completely broke. Another consideration is how urgently the cars were needed in service. Just indicating the change of ownersjip might be sufficient.
    We have a local industry that seems to have acquired some old cars and their new marks look to have been done by hand, not even a stencil.
  6. joesho

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    wow ok that hadnt even passed through my mind thanks 60103 and miles too