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  • #91
    I think that is a real paint scheme for the RF&P pulpwood car Jon. RF&P mixed the fonts on the car and used RR Roman for the reporting marks. It looks like the same lettering and color as used on their box cars in photos.
    Bill Shanaman

    New Haven RR

    Hartford Division

    in Colorado.

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    • #92
      Jon, it's good to see an update from you. I hope all is well on your side of the pond! The cars look excellent! Very nice weathering. Very subtle and effective. How are the modules coming? Any progress there?
      Mark

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      • #93
        I managed to get another boxcar weathered, this time an ICG boxcar, that was 'very' orange

        ICG boxcar

        I mixed a lighter shade of orange to cover the whole car, then rubbed off the paint over the lettering. I added the rust, dullcoated it, and finally added the patched number and graffiti, before dullcoating it again.











        In the photo I was working from, I couldn't make out what the graffiti said, so I just wrote gibberish! The 'Zappa' on the reverse just happens to be what I was listening to at the time.

        ICG boxcar

        Now for a Family Lines boxcar.

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        • #94
          quote:


          Originally posted by MarkF


          Jon, it's good to see an update from you. I hope all is well on your side of the pond! How are the modules coming? Any progress there?


          Thanks Mark.

          It's been too cold to do any work in the basement on the modules - snow, snow and more snow, most recently last night.

          I will be spending a few weeks working on Sweethome Chicago, as it is going to a show (Barrow in Furness)at Easter, and I want to re-vamp a few areas, and build a few more Westerfield kits.

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          • #95
            Sweeeeet weathering Jon :up:

            Like what you do. :up: :up:

            Syl

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            • #96
              Very nice Jon!

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              • #97
                Jon, your work continues to impress. The weathering on those freight cars is spectacular. I hadn't been over to this section of the forum in awhile and its wonderful to see all the later contributions you have made! :up: :up:
                Mike Hamer

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                • #98
                  Wonderful work Jon. Incredible realism.

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                  • #99
                    I've been learning to weather a few freight cars for the new layout and decided to try out the chalk powders instead of oil paints on the latest boxcar, a patched CSX excess-height boxcar still in Family Lines paint

                    Family Lines boxcar









                    The other side (with damaged step iron). I haven't had time to do the new end numbers yet and the graffiti on this side was copied from other cars in the series.






                    I'm itching to do another one now...

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                    • Great weathering Jon! I think you've nailed it! They look very real.
                      Mark

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                      • Jon,

                        I really like both techniques that you have used for weathering. I like the oil paint weathering because of the texture that it adds to cars that have heavy rust. I also like the lighter weathering that was achieved by using chalk powders. The cars all look great, nice work.

                        Rick

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                        • During my visit last week to Sydney ( Australia ) I finally purchased the NCE procab with all the add on mods for turnouts and automated switching. This thread should be a big help. Thanks for sharing.

                          PS. thanks to Neil M for the link
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                            Originally posted by k27rgs


                            During my visit last week to Sydney ( Australia ) I finally purchased the NCE procab with all the add on mods for turnouts and automated switching.



                            Good luck with the Procab. I've had no problems with it.

                            Just remember to use the straight flat cable, if you are using the H/H as the procab. I forgot to switch from tecoiled cable after using the HH as a spare powercab unit, and wondered why nothing was working!!

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