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  • HOn3 Ventilated boxcar bash

    Here is an in-progress photo of my ventilated boxcar. I started with a Rail Line boxcar kit with Blackstone trucks. The door and frame around the vent is made from styrene strip with brass screen and rods fitted. The fruit load are boxes made from balsa wood with resized labels I found on the net. The car is painted using PBL's Star brand paint.



    Still a bit of work left, but I'm happy with how it's turning out.
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    Chuck

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    Nice looking car, Chuck.

    Chuck

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    • #3
      Yes, nice work.

      Jeff S.

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      • #4
        Nice job on the car, Chuck. I like that you put a load in view.
        Bruce

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        • #5
          Good looking car, Chuck. Nice neat work.

          George
          Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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          • #6
            I like the idea of the screen in the small vent...it's a sharp detail. Very nice, Chuck! [:-bigmouth]

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone! It's getting there...I've got 6 more grabs to do, lettering, and light weathering. Should be done by the weekend. That is, if I can figure out a roadname for the under-construction layout!
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              Chuck

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              • #8
                Here is the finished car, lettered for my Lakegrove & Northern. I still need to weather it, but I need to decide how much first...will probably end up VERY light. I also want to add brake hoses if I can find some.


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                Chuck

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                • #9
                  very nice car, the decals are great!

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                  • #10
                    Great job on the car Chuck. I agree with Bruce and Russ on the screen and load, nice touch, and of course, it has truss rods
                    Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio

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                    • #11
                      Very nice looking piece of rolling stock, and well done. Having "Lakegrove & Northern" road name sure makes finding decals easy. Wish I had been that clever.


                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Andy, Scott and Lou!

                        I live in a small area that is named Lakegrove, so the roadname was pretty easy to come up with...plus I had some N scale L&N decals...
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                        Chuck

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                        • #13
                          Nicely finished, Chuck. :up:
                          Bruce

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Dutchman


                            Nicely finished, Chuck. :up:


                            Thanks Bruce!
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                            Chuck

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                            • #15
                              Very nice job, Chuck. :up:

                              I'm curious, what do you guys use for couplers on narrow gauge cars.

                              George
                              Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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