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  • George_D
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    Thanks, Michael. I was puzzling over what color to use and I remembered seeing yellow on some models and it became an obvious choice.

    As for the interesting stack, I bought the kits at shows because they were interesting and cheap. Some I sorta regret buying like a ventilated boxcar or a barrel car, but I have plenty of others that will keep me busy.

    George

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    George,

    Very nice model. I like the colors you chose. It would not have occurred to me to paint the crane that color yet it looks so MOW.

    I'm thinking my railroad needs one of these. Bitter Creek Models now carries this kit, or maybe I'll just wait until one turns up.

    You must have an interesting stack if unbuilt kits if this is an example.

    Mike

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  • George_D
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    Thanks for the nice comments, Horton, Chuck and Ted.

    George

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  • quartergauger48
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    Looks like it's ready tp do some heavy lifting, George'. Nice job',,[^]

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  • wvrr
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    Nicely done, George. It's nice to see these cars put together.

    Chuck

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  • bandman
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    Nice touch with the weathering.

    Horton

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  • George_D
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    Thanks, Karl, Glen and Louis. I weathered the crane with Bragdon powders for the rust and oil washes for the dirt and rust streaks.

    George

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  • desertdrover
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    Fantastic looking car and weathering job George!

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    I like that pillar crane, the weathering looks spot on as well

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  • k9wrangler
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    Nice car looks good with the subtle weathering.

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  • George_D
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    Thanks, Bruce and Pete.

    Pete, you nailed it - tons of fun.

    George

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  • Orionvp17
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    Nice, George! Probably fun, too!

    Pete

    in Michigan

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  • Dutchman
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    Nice job on that classic car, George.

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  • George_D
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    Here are the pictures of the completed car. I painted the crane with a rattle can and weathered it with chalks and oils.





    George

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  • George_D
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    I made a major mistake. I assumed the end pieces were to be glued on to the ends, not between the car sides, as in the instructions. :erm: The problem is the car is supposed to be a 36' flatcar, and it is - with the end pieces at the end. Without going into all the details of how I dealt with the bottom bracing, I'll move on and show you the bottom before I added the coupler box lid, stirrup steps and the uncoupling rods.



    I upgraded the brakes from K brakes to A-B, using Tichy parts.

    The next task was to assemble the pillar crane. The booms are fastened to the base by self taping screws and I managed to strip out one of the holes. I didn't like the idea of screw heads on the model and I thought the boom pieces were a little coarse. I know I'm rationalizing, but it justifies my redesign of the boom. I made it out of styrene and you can see it before painting sitting between the kit pieces.



    George

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