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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  08:50:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Well done on the cars. I particularly like the corner brace idea.

Mike


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BlairM
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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  12:39:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I also had some Roundhouse steel underframe cars, total foobie's. I saw an article in the "B&O Modeler" several years ago about converting them into a B&O M12 boxcar, so decied to try that. It was actually a pretty easy conversion. New sides, roof and details from Tichy.




Total Foobies... so right...
I bought 5 of those from the ebay outfit RCR (River City Rail) before really taking the time to study what they were based on, and sadly they seemed to be based on nothing. I studied all varieties of pressed side frame boxcars, but never found any that had those weird paneled sides. I resigned myself it would be a block sander taken to the side of this car to get it accurate.
I like what you've done, and when I get to these cars I will probably take the same approach of adding the siding and roof.

Blair



Edited by - BlairM on 08/23/2019 12:43:51 PM

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dave1905
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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  3:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My favorite block sander is a Sand Devil that uses a 3"x21" belt sander belt. Great for removing cast on details and "adzing" ties for handlaying.



Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
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dave1905
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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  9:05:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And here are the three cars. I had originally wanted to do just one, but the conversion was easy enough and I had all the stuff so why not?

Now for paint and decals, which will have to be ordered so it could be several weeks before they are in service.



Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/23/2019 :  9:09:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It’s triplets! Congratulations.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  09:24:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great Dave! Nice to see your new additions

Håkan



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Railrunner130
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  10:04:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Railrunner130's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I live not too far down Rt. 1 from where some of this took place. I'll be watching. Good luck!


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dave1905
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Posted - 09/07/2019 :  10:00:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The P&R class GHa gons are in service:



The B&O M12's are painted and waiting for the Westerfield decals which have been shipped.



Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
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railman28
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  12:50:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking Good. Nice detailing.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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deemery
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  1:59:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting choice of colors on the B&O cars. I thought those were a darker (almost "UPS shade") red-brown.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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dave1905
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Posted - 09/09/2019 :  8:52:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit dave1905's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Trucolor TCP B&O Freight car brown. It turned out way redder than I expected. Weathering will dull it down somewhat. Westerfield's M-13 is a little darker:
https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/popup_image.php?pID=625

And their M15 is a little redder:
https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/popup_image.php?pID=312


But the colors on their models varies all over the place.
The paint that's still left on the M15 boxcar at the B&O museum also appears to be redder:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127696208@N08/22888598174/

The iron pot hopper at the B&O RR museum is actually closer to the red color:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127696208@N08/15287552915/

as is the flour barrel gon, the wagon top boxcar and the USRA steel car (one a lot older and the others a lot newer).


Dave Husman

Iron Men and wooden cars
Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

Edited by - dave1905 on 09/09/2019 9:05:46 PM

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deemery
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Posted - 09/10/2019 :  09:08:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, thanks! Guess my "thoughts" were off-color :-)

dave


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