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  • #46
    Another enhancement for the M12 boxcars. I decided that I wanted the corner braces on the boxcars, so I used Tichy #3068 Large Strap Hinges, and cut a section off the end of the long strap, then glued it to the side of the car.

    Here is a picture of the strap hinges, with some of them trimmed for corner braces.



    And the car sides with the braces applied.


    Dave Husman



    Iron Men and wooden cars

    Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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    • #47
      Dave,

      Well done on the cars. I particularly like the corner brace idea.

      Mike
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • #48
        quote:



        I also had some Roundhouse steel underframe cars, total foobie's. I saw an article in the "B&O Modeler" several years ago about converting them into a B&O M12 boxcar, so decied to try that. It was actually a pretty easy conversion. New sides, roof and details from Tichy.



        Total Foobies... so right...

        I bought 5 of those from the ebay outfit RCR (River City Rail) before really taking the time to study what they were based on, and sadly they seemed to be based on nothing. I studied all varieties of pressed side frame boxcars, but never found any that had those weird paneled sides. I resigned myself it would be a block sander taken to the side of this car to get it accurate.

        I like what you've done, and when I get to these cars I will probably take the same approach of adding the siding and roof.

        Blair

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        • #49
          My favorite block sander is a Sand Devil that uses a 3"x21" belt sander belt. Great for removing cast on details and "adzing" ties for handlaying.


          Dave Husman



          Iron Men and wooden cars

          Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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          • #50
            And here are the three cars. I had originally wanted to do just one, but the conversion was easy enough and I had all the stuff so why not?

            Now for paint and decals, which will have to be ordered so it could be several weeks before they are in service.


            Dave Husman



            Iron Men and wooden cars

            Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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            • #51
              It’s triplets! Congratulations.
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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • #52
                Looking great Dave! Nice to see your new additions

                Hakan

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                • #53
                  I live not too far down Rt. 1 from where some of this took place. I'll be watching. Good luck!

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                  • #54
                    The P&R class GHa gons are in service:



                    The B&O M12's are painted and waiting for the Westerfield decals which have been shipped.


                    Dave Husman



                    Iron Men and wooden cars

                    Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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                    • #55
                      Looking Good. Nice detailing.

                      Bob
                      It's only make-believe

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                      • #56
                        Interesting choice of colors on the B&O cars. I thought those were a darker (almost "UPS shade") red-brown.

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

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                        • #57
                          Trucolor TCP B&O Freight car brown. It turned out way redder than I expected. Weathering will dull it down somewhat. Westerfield's M-13 is a little darker:

                          https://id18538.securedata.net/weste...ge.php?pID=625

                          And their M15 is a little redder:

                          https://id18538.securedata.net/weste...ge.php?pID=312


                          But the colors on their models varies all over the place.

                          The paint that's still left on the M15 boxcar at the B&O museum also appears to be redder:

                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/127696...8/22888598174/

                          The iron pot hopper at the B&O RR museum is actually closer to the red color:

                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/127696...8/15287552915/

                          as is the flour barrel gon, the wagon top boxcar and the USRA steel car (one a lot older and the others a lot newer).
                          Dave Husman



                          Iron Men and wooden cars

                          Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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                          • #58
                            Dave, thanks! Guess my "thoughts" were off-color :-)

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

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                            • #59
                              I have added a glossary and some additional content to my web site, always a work in progress. Also noted that Photobucket has killed a lot of my early pictures on this site, have to see if I can update them.

                              https://wnbranch.com/

                              https://wnbranch.com/glossary-2
                              Dave Husman



                              Iron Men and wooden cars

                              Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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                              • #60
                                I enjoyed looking over your website, especially the roster and layout photos.

                                You need more LV boxcars. Maybe I’m biased.

                                Mike
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                                Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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