Trailer Project

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  1. eightyeightfan1

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    After finding a trailer, that once belonged to the Burlington Northern, I decided to try to make one myself. Since it wasn't going to be costly, easy to do, I went ahead.

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    I knew I had a couple of Athearn Burlington Northern Intermodal Service trailers waiting for a home on my layout, I was going to use one of them. I thought the ones I had were bare metal. They weren't. The Santa Fe trailer was the bare metal one. But I still chose the BN model.

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    Using Scotch Blue Painters Tape, I cut two squares, just big enough to cover the BN logos. One on the front, and for variety, one on the side. I wanted to make it look like the company that had bought the trailer, took a piece of sheet metal and covered the logos, then painted the whole trailer. Somtime later, both pieces of sheet metal were ripped of, or fell off.

    Since the trailer model was already built(some years ago), I masked the wheels and landing gear.

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    I then shot the model with a couple of coats of primer, letting each coat dry before shooting another. (Also during drying times, hung Xmas lights on the house)

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    After the last coat of primer dried, I masked off the front casting, and the cigar band. Then gave the model a couple of coats of Fusion White.(hung more lights)

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    Here's the model with the masking removed. Wasn't too worried about the "bleed under".

    Now I'm going to weather and do some detail painting.

    Will post pics.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Nice transformation of the trailer 88 :mrgreen: :thumb:
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    Thanks guys.
    Here's the finished project.

    Side with the metal panel still attatched.

    Missing panel

    3/4 view

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  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    That's great Ed!
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW thats awesome 88, love the weathering :thumb: :mrgreen: :thumb:
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    That looks cool..!!! Nice job...:thumb:
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    I agree - looks good.
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    Fantastic!
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