Plain chalks are kind of hard to use, they tend to blow away easy. However, I use earth tones (browns, tans, reddish browns), plus white, gray & black.
Weathering powders are much easier to use. The powder sticks better.
JoAnn Fabrics! It's in with the other iron on stuff. When you cut the strips, the thin white backing should slide off, then you can glue it on the cars. Make sure you glue it on with the shinny side out!
Pan Am Boxcar, MEC 32026, getting replacement reflective stripes. These ones actually reflect! The darker yellow stripe above the M is the painted on version (Athearn car), the lower two are the real reflective tape.
I find it amusing that international mail cost so little now, though the recent hike, added some to it, it was worse with the prior hike before that. $3.50 in the US, to AZ from CA, then I send the SAME item, packed the same way to Canada for $.99!
I've been promising Josh (trucklover) that I'd upload some shots of my further work on the oil loading platforms destined for my layout.
And, some Dash 9 side frame work. BNSF Dash 9's commonly have 3 exposed roller bearings on one side of the truck, and only the center exposed on the...