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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  09:24:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The decals look like they are painted on, which of course is what you want. Sometimes you can break rules and get away with it.

Thin decals yield an immediate weathered look. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could order decals that way? Seems to depend on how they are made.

Mike



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/10/2018 :  10:13:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, That's is something I want to experiment with. Right now I have a decal that I plan to GENTLY sand with vertical strokes before applying it to a structure to see if that will help create a weathered look.

The other thing I'd like to try is creating some of the weathering before the decal is printed. Here's a rough approximation of that:
The top image is a normal type font. The second one below that is a Letterbashed version of the font to fit that particular wall.



This last image was an early experiment to fade and weather the first version above before it would be made into a decal. It was done by selectively erasing parts of the lettering which are on a transparent layer above the brick wall photo so the wall showed through in various degrees. The idea was to then print that layer as a decal and see how it looked actually applied to a structure. I haven't done that yet.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  09:22:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This boxcar was introduced back on pages 5 & 10 of this thread. It's complete and added to the active roster on the C&V RR



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Carl B
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  09:59:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Bill.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  10:20:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks real; good job. Your freight car fleet is expanding.

Mike



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  10:52:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill, it looks like a winner to me!
I award you a second piece of pumpkin pie for your efforts!

Greg



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  11:01:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Bill!

Pete
in Michigan



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/25/2019 :  11:21:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Carl, Mike (the C&V has a nice mix of boxcars to pick from for variety on its short trains) , Greg (pie is my favorite, any kind), and Pete.
This is the older version of the MDC Roundhouse Old Time 36 ft boxcar (one piece body with roof and door). The rood on this one was modified.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  12:13:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Ertl Missouri Pacific DS boxcar first appeared back on page 3 of the thread. At that time it had just gotten the bright tan factory "weathering" toned down and there was some thought about turning it into a pulpwood car since the roof lifts off.

Now it is one, but the load is removable and the roof can be put back whenever I want to run it as a "normal" boxcar. I based this car on a few prototype photos plus similar cars on the NEB&W. I added four black braces on top that keep the sides from spreading when the car is loaded. The braces-straps varied in the photos, probably whatever was on hand in the shop. The only change was to remove the MP herald and reporting marks. C&V will be added.




To complete the pulpwood train, I also added a removable load to a composite drop bottom gondola
my son no longer needed when he changed the time frame of his layout.

It's another older car that could be relegated to pulpwood service. Now, combined with the 2 bulkhead flatcars (page 16), the C&V RR can run a 4 car pulpwood train, a good size for the layout, though a couple more - different cars may yet get added to the mix.



Edited by - Bill Gill on 06/12/2020 12:18:21 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  8:06:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

This is Pulp Fact not Pulp Fiction.


Frank

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  8:37:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Bill.

Jerry

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  8:55:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Frank.
Thanks, Jerry.



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George D
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  9:08:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting load, Bill. Nice weathering on the boxcar and the gondola.

George





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Guff
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  9:10:08 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bill,
The boxcar pulpwood car is cool!
Nice job!


David Guffey

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robert goslin
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  03:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi bill. Great job on the wood load. I've never seen a box car stacked with wood. Very interesting. Looks great.


Regards Rob

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