Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Rebuilding 3 HO Scale Brass Overland Models Inc. Trailer Train TSH 75’ flat cars (Centerbeam Bulkhead) The process of inspecting, stripping, painting and decaling 3 Bulkhead flat cars to match prototype.

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rebuilding 3 HO Scale Brass Overland Models Inc. Trailer Train TSH 75’ flat cars (Centerbeam Bulkhead) The process of inspecting, stripping, painting and decaling 3 Bulkhead flat cars to match prototype.

    Hi all,

    Sharing the process of rebuilding 3 Overland Models Inc. Brass MSM of Korea cars.

    Pictures:
    1 & 2) Using BCrail cars #873080 & #873952 prototype photos as a reference for decaling and the goal of the builds for 3 cars.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	146.6 KB
ID:	970170

    Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	205.1 KB
ID:	970215


    3) The first thing I noticed is the coupler pocket needs to be addressed with a modified inner box.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	72.3 KB
ID:	970173


    4) Some of the stirrups were slightly bent inward (a common problem). Simply bend back again.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	83.9 KB
ID:	970221

    5) The underside of the car should be checked for any ill regularities.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	5.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	48.1 KB
ID:	970174

    6) First I notice the air hose is bent along w/ the coupler lift bar is too long for the coupler shank (these are normal minor fixes).
    Click image for larger version

Name:	6.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	48.9 KB
ID:	970171


    7) Here I see the side frame is loose and bent inward a bit.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	7.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	51.4 KB
ID:	970172


    8) The end car decals are not applied on well or straight. (This is a normal problem w/small size).
    Click image for larger version

Name:	8.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	970176


    9) Side decal placements don’t properly match the prototype, some decal sets fit for many car types.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	9.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	69.7 KB
ID:	970177


    10) Truck brake rods missing details on each side. (To add small details can really improve the cars overall look.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	10.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	970187


    11) The BC RAIL decal is the wrong size and design, so this needs to be removed if possible.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	11.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	72.3 KB
ID:	970182

    12) After removing the BC RAIL decal the paint came off too easily and therefore the model needs to be stripped and repainted. (Paint should not come off easily when using Microsol.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	12.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	78.2 KB
ID:	970181


    13) Another thing I noticed on some cars is the coupler lift bar brackets came off really easy from just normal handling of cars. (Some older brass models were poorly soldered, to begin with, let’s face it).
    Click image for larger version

Name:	13.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	58.0 KB
ID:	970175


    14) The connection point will need to be properly cleaned and prepped for new solder behind the stirrup.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	14.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	85.1 KB
ID:	970209



    15 & 16)) another car end lift bracket is also loose and will need to be cleaned and re-soldered as well.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	15.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	100.2 KB
ID:	970201
    Click image for larger version

Name:	16.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	66.6 KB
ID:	970190



    17) This pic shows a better view of the loose bracket.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	17.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	56.5 KB
ID:	970185


    18 & 19) The underframes revealed several wire joint breaks from normal handling (the normal fix is to clean and re-solder).
    Click image for larger version

Name:	18.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	66.8 KB
ID:	970192 Click image for larger version

Name:	19.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	61.4 KB
ID:	970179



    20) Comparison view of all 3 cars side by side.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	20.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	136.3 KB
ID:	970211



    21 -26) Once grit blasting and loose parts are soldered, we see how many new solder joints we’re talking about.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	21.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	61.0 KB
ID:	970178 Click image for larger version

Name:	22.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	63.0 KB
ID:	970193 Click image for larger version

Name:	23.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	68.4 KB
ID:	970218 Click image for larger version

Name:	24.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	970202 Click image for larger version

Name:	25.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	62.6 KB
ID:	970180



    27 & 28) Here we see the car after being grit blasted and sonic chemical cleaning is next.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	27.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	70.5 KB
ID:	970188 Click image for larger version

Name:	28.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	73.9 KB
ID:	970197



    29) Here is the car with trucks on, to see the overall look prior to painting.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	29.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	970184



    30) Before grit blasting on another car, one can see paint can be a great concealer for hidden issues if not properly checked before painting.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	30.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	970222



    31 & 32) One of the focuses with grit blasting is to make sure all the end platform holes are free from solder and paint (the see part in see-thru). ???? also the coupler pockets show only one side was soldered.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	31.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	67.5 KB
ID:	970194 Click image for larger version

Name:	32.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	70.6 KB
ID:	970191



    33 - 36) Here we can see the actual grit blasting in action.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	33.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	138.0 KB
ID:	970217 Click image for larger version

Name:	34.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	130.6 KB
ID:	970220 Click image for larger version

Name:	35.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	136.8 KB
ID:	970213 Click image for larger version

Name:	36.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	135.7 KB
ID:	970214



    37) The under-frame end result.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	37.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	127.9 KB
ID:	970219



    38) The bottom of each car is painted black with 5 thin layers and baked to remove solvents and the harden paint.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	38.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	142.3 KB
ID:	970203



    39 -49) Shows all 3 cars with the custom green paint applied in many thin layers and baked hard.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	39.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	970210 Click image for larger version

Name:	40.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	100.1 KB
ID:	970204 Click image for larger version

Name:	41.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	80.3 KB
ID:	970195 Click image for larger version

Name:	42.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	82.0 KB
ID:	970199 Click image for larger version

Name:	43.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	110.1 KB
ID:	970206 Click image for larger version

Name:	44.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	114.9 KB
ID:	970212 Click image for larger version

Name:	45.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	92.0 KB
ID:	970200 Click image for larger version

Name:	46.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	115.4 KB
ID:	970205 Click image for larger version

Name:	47.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	81.1 KB
ID:	970198 Click image for larger version

Name:	48.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	84.7 KB
ID:	970216 Click image for larger version

Name:	49.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	97.0 KB
ID:	970208



    50 & 51) Point out the plates for the lube plaques on each side of each car (a neat detail to add).
    Click image for larger version

Name:	50.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	70.3 KB
ID:	970196 Click image for larger version

Name:	51.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	970186


    52 – 83) Below shows the finished first model of 3 cars to be completed.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	52.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	199.4 KB
ID:	970223 Click image for larger version

Name:	53.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	970224 Click image for larger version

Name:	54.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	970230 Click image for larger version

Name:	55.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	78.6 KB
ID:	970227 Click image for larger version

Name:	56.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	970225 Click image for larger version

Name:	57.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	87.6 KB
ID:	970232 Click image for larger version

Name:	58.JPG
Views:	50
Size:	40.5 KB
ID:	970226 Click image for larger version

Name:	60.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	970241 Click image for larger version

Name:	61.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	65.7 KB
ID:	970234 Click image for larger version

Name:	62.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	78.2 KB
ID:	970238 Click image for larger version

Name:	63.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	93.9 KB
ID:	970245 Click image for larger version

Name:	64.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	89.5 KB
ID:	970239 Click image for larger version

Name:	65.JPG
Views:	50
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	970236 Click image for larger version

Name:	66.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	40.9 KB
ID:	970228 Click image for larger version

Name:	67.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	75.5 KB
ID:	970235 Click image for larger version

Name:	68.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	97.2 KB
ID:	970252 Click image for larger version

Name:	69.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	970243 Click image for larger version

Name:	70.JPG
Views:	47
Size:	97.9 KB
ID:	970248 Click image for larger version

Name:	71.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	113.1 KB
ID:	970253 Click image for larger version

Name:	72.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	76.9 KB
ID:	970257 Click image for larger version

Name:	73.JPG
Views:	50
Size:	83.5 KB
ID:	970250 Click image for larger version

Name:	74.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	89.8 KB
ID:	970251 Click image for larger version

Name:	75.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	91.2 KB
ID:	970246 Click image for larger version

Name:	76.JPG
Views:	50
Size:	89.8 KB
ID:	970242 Click image for larger version

Name:	77.JPG
Views:	51
Size:	88.4 KB
ID:	970247 Click image for larger version

Name:	78.JPG
Views:	51
Size:	91.2 KB
ID:	970254 Click image for larger version

Name:	79.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	84.4 KB
ID:	970255 Click image for larger version

Name:	80.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	69.9 KB
ID:	970244 Click image for larger version

Name:	81.JPG
Views:	52
Size:	68.1 KB
ID:	970249 Click image for larger version

Name:	82.JPG
Views:	48
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	970237 Click image for larger version

Name:	83.JPG
Views:	49
Size:	48.4 KB
ID:	970233

    Hope this gives some insight and ideas on your bulkhead flat car build. The 2nd & 3rd cars are decaled exactly the same with different car numbers.
    Thanx Thom…

    Attached Files

  • #2
    WOW, that's one serious blast gun. Very interesting and entertaining post of stepping through a total fix and repaint procedure. Loved it.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

    Comment


    • #3
      Great SBS, pictures are worth a thousand words. Nice work.


      Louis
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Bernd View Post
        WOW, that's one serious blast gun. Very interesting and entertaining post of stepping through a total fix and repaint procedure. Loved it.

        Bernd


        Glad you liked it. The grit blasting pics were for you. I thought you'd pick up on that. I have 3 grit guns, the big blue one, the red middle one, and a silver pen one. I do a lot of grit blasting.
        Thanx Thom...

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by desertdrover View Post
          Great SBS, pictures are worth a thousand words. Nice work.


          Thanks, Brother! I felt like I posted a thousand words and pictures. Glad you liked it.
          Thanx Thom...

          Comment


          • #6
            WOW !

            All that tedious work really paid off in the final product. Nice work to say the least.
            I don't know if I still have that much patience left in me these days.
            You just have to love the warning sign showing all the load on one side of the car and that poor guy fleeing for his life in an effort to fend off a coming landslide of lumber.

            GULF COAST & WESTERN

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by john_holt View Post
              WOW !

              All that tedious work really paid off in the final product. Nice work to say the least.
              I don't know if I still have that much patience left in me these days.
              You just have to love the warning sign showing all the load on one side of the car and that poor guy fleeing for his life in an effort to fend off a coming landslide of lumber.


              J~,
              You're right, ha, it is a lot of tedious work decaling the models (hell even decaling one model, let alone 3). I will admit to getting these close to the prototype (not 100% tho) I went thru several decal sheets (7 in all) because I couldn't find an actual set for this type of car. It was a daunting task when looking at a blank canvas, but now that I'm almost done with the 3 cars (updated pictures coming soon), I must say this has turned out to be a very interesting, learned & rewarding build. A truckload of hours went into each car.
              Thanx Thom...

              Comment


              • #8
                Hi all,

                Ok, so I managed to finish up the (utter) two cars for the 3 pack of brass. After the arduous task of cutting and decaling the models, went back and added another detail on each car (air release pull rods w/bracket. A small detail, but when the decals show an arrow pointing to it- I thought perhaps I should actually put them on. Enjoy! Thanx Thom...

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7621.jpg Views:	0 Size:	155.0 KB ID:	970587

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7618.jpg Views:	0 Size:	155.0 KB ID:	970588

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7579.jpg Views:	0 Size:	69.4 KB ID:	970589

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7546.jpg Views:	0 Size:	116.4 KB ID:	970590

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7617.jpg Views:	0 Size:	104.8 KB ID:	970591

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7626.jpg Views:	0 Size:	122.4 KB ID:	970592

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7624.jpg Views:	0 Size:	116.4 KB ID:	970593

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7620.jpg Views:	0 Size:	155.0 KB ID:	970594

                Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_7623.jpg Views:	0 Size:	148.6 KB ID:	970595

                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7484.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	181.9 KB
ID:	970605

                Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7488.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	86.7 KB
ID:	970600 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_75061.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	47.6 KB
ID:	970601 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7497.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	110.1 KB
ID:	970602 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7498.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	101.6 KB
ID:	970603 Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7503.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	140.1 KB
ID:	970604
                Attached Files
                Last edited by tct855; 3 weeks ago.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Great project and excellent documentation! You've got a fine trio of cars.

                  -Cody

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Cody~,
                    Thank you for the compliment. I'm getting more motivated each time I post to try to step up my game a little each time and the fine atta-boys always help,

                    (but no one viewing sugar coat it, if I miss or screw up let me know so I can learn to do better y'all). I got lots to learn about modeling & presenting.

                    Thanx Thom...

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X