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  • Really nice additions to the fleet, Mike. :up:
    Bruce

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    • Many thanks, Bruce.
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      • A nice looking set of boxcars, Michael.

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

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        • Thank you, George.
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          • Very nicely done additions, Mike! Those ancient billboard cars have an air about them.... :up:

            Pete

            in Michigan

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            • Thank you Pete. One of my favorite things about the period I model was the proliferation of the fast freight lines with their distinctive lettering.

              Mike
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              • Nice work Mike on those cars... Beautiful job!! They look great'..


                Ted

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                • Craig Bisgeier and I need to restart our "modeler's Fast Freight Line" project.

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

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                    Originally posted by quartergauger48


                    Nice work Mike on those cars... Beautiful job!! They look great'..


                    Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.
                    Mike
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                      Originally posted by deemery


                      Craig Bisgeier and I need to restart our "modeler's Fast Freight Line" project.


                      Dave,
                      I assume you’re referring to the Key Line?

                      Mike
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                        Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                        quote:


                        Originally posted by deemery


                        Craig Bisgeier and I need to restart our "modeler's Fast Freight Line" project.


                        Dave,
                        I assume you’re referring to the Key Line?

                        Mike


                        Yeah! (For those of you who are new here, the idea Craig and I floated was to set up a Fast Freight line for model railroaders. You'd register your railroad and a series of cars along with a lettering diagram. We'd send you the Key Line logo decals so you could letter up some cars from your registration. http://keyline.earlyrail.org )

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

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                        • Mike,

                          Beautiful box cars! I hope to create some fast freight for the CNE. They belonged the Central States Despatch.

                          The buildings are looking great as well. I love all the fitted rafters and the sheathing.

                          Scott

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                            Originally posted by CNE1899


                            Mike,

                            Beautiful box cars! I hope to create some fast freight for the CNE. They belonged the Central States Despatch.

                            The buildings are looking great as well. I love all the fitted rafters and the sheathing.

                            Scott


                            Hi Scott
                            Thank you very much. I’m glad you like what you see here.

                            Do you have photos of CNE Central States Despatch cars to use for your models?

                            The fast freight lines provided some variety in boxcar appearance.

                            Mike
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                            • About 25 years ago I scratchbuilt four boxcars, basically using a generic design appropriate to the 1880's. They were my first scratchbuilt boxcars and I followed an article appearing in Model Railroader in the 1980's on building freight cars with styrene. Here's one in an old photo:

                              Since then I've learned a lot about Lehigh Valley boxcars and am generally dissatisfied with generic rolling stock, preferring to follow actual cars in dimensions and details.

                              The cars are virtually identical in dimensions to the 28' cars I completed recently.



                              Since then I've learned a lot about Lehigh Valley boxcars and am generally dissatisfied with generic rolling stock, preferring to follow actual cars in dimensions and details.

                              The cars are virtually identical in dimensions to the 28' cars I completed recently. So, I decided to strip inaccurate details such as doors, end sills and ladders and make new ones. Here I've stripped one of the cars and have added the new door and reworked end fascia:



                              Here are the four cars ready for the paint shop.



                              I primed one to see if places where I removed parts and lettering would be obvious. They are not.

                              Mike
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                              • Nice upgrade. You've got quite a fleet of house cars in the works.

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