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    Originally posted by robert goslin


    Well still looks great. Hope I didn't say the wrong thing.


    Thanks again. You didn’t say anything wrong. I just thought you’d wonder what happened when I photographed them indoors and they were darker.
    Mike
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    • I completed two 28’ boxcars. This was the most numerous boxcar design on the Lehigh Valley roster in the 1880’s. My goal is to build representative examples for all lettering schemes applied to these cars, based on photos and on equipment registers.

      This was the era of so-called fast freight lines. These cars are lettered for two of them.



      The Lehigh Valley Despatch car on the left is the resin model. The South Shore Line car is the 3D printed model that Craig Bisgeier created using measurements from one of my resin castings. We also worked together on the decals, which he printed.

      I’m going to continue building these important cars for a while.

      Mike
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      • Here’s a comparison of boxcars on the LV roster in 1888.




        Boxcar 34210 is 30’ in length and a little taller than the 28’ cars. 34’ boxcar 7276 is even taller and represents the increased size of rolling stock on the LV, typical of railroads across the nation.

        Mike
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        • Wow, a nice looking fleet of cars! I love the large text on the cars. No mistaking them.

          Chuck

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          • Yes! Beautiful they are. A fine to the fleet are these. What did Craig use to print the decals?

            Bob
            It's only make-believe

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            • Thank you, Chuck and Bob!

              Bob, Craig used an Alps printer.

              Mike
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              • Wow Mike. They look stunning. i really like all the lettering. Almost like an early version of billboard cars.

                Very sharp.

                You should get many hours of enjoyment running them on your layout.

                :up: :up:
                Regards Rob

                Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                My current build.

                https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                • Thank you, Rob. I’ve been pleased with the way the lettering turned out.

                  Mike
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                  • They've turned out excellent. Love the height/length variations.

                    My a building fleet is sadly lacking in that respect.

                    Andre

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                    • Andre,

                      Thank you. As far as my variation in car sizes goes, I’m fortunate in the fact that I’m modeling a transition period in freight car design.

                      Mike
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                      • Nice addition to your fleet.
                        Frank

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                        • Here is something I have been meaning to ask, Mike. What is the purpose of the rectangular are on the doors? I am guessing it is a "chalk board" to write on, similar to a tack board on later cars.

                          Chuck

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                          • Good question. I only recently found out for certain. A paint diagram for Frisco rolling stock identifies a similar feature as a tack board.

                            Mike
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                            • Mike, your newest boxcars look wonderful!

                              Greg Shinnie

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                              • Thank you, Greg!
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