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mwbpequod Posted - 12/24/2011 : 1:16:10 PM
These 2 are the first of several left over from a large box lot of cars and rubbish (emphasis on rubbish, ) that I had bought a few years ago. I pulled all of the decent cars that took only a few hours of effort to move them to either keep or depart. The rest were salvaged for parts, trucks, etc and more than a few made some great kindling last winter,

But, I kept a few on the shelf thinking that there might be something there other than just kindling.

These 2 were basically wooden boxes with a boxcar roof section all nailed together when I started.
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mwbpequod Posted - 04/05/2020 : 11:54:00 AM
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Your work is just so outstanding.

Thanks, but now I can't get out of my office; got my head stuck in the door again,
TRAINS1941 Posted - 04/05/2020 : 10:23:30 AM
Your work is just so outstanding.
mwbpequod Posted - 04/05/2020 : 09:47:16 AM
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Good work doing the detailing, Martin.

Thanks! All 4 sides are next,
Michael Hohn Posted - 04/05/2020 : 09:04:34 AM
Good work doing the detailing, Martin.
mwbpequod Posted - 04/05/2020 : 08:27:48 AM
Underbodies built up and installed.

mwbpequod Posted - 03/29/2020 : 12:05:51 PM
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Very sharp, Martin. Got a color picked out?

Sounds like your airbrush is going to be busy soon.


I'll have to wait a bit for it to warm up for painting outside.

Got dry transfers for these 2 out of the box. States the car was "green" - leaves a bit of interpretation. When I get closer to done, I'll open up the transfers and see if that's also the roof and ends.

Also have dry transfers for the PSC car; white sides and red roof & ends. Ok, no white in stock.... [:-banghead]
Michael Hohn Posted - 03/29/2020 : 11:25:57 AM
Very sharp, Martin. Got a color picked out?

Sounds like your airbrush is going to be busy soon.

mwbpequod Posted - 03/29/2020 : 11:09:25 AM
I am setting aside the SN car to restore to complete these 2 reefers since that action clears more space off the stack and probably a lot more quickly as well. There was also a PSC reefer that needed a new brake wheel and staff, and now that's waiting for paint.

In any case, I picked these 2 up thinking that they were nicely done, and just needed completion.

Underbodies, some roof repair, and details all around.....
mwbpequod Posted - 03/18/2020 : 3:07:24 PM
Well, once I get this LWS MP54 kit that I bashed into the combine off my bench and out of my shop, I should be able to get into this pass car project. The LWS kit had been on the back of the bench 3/4 done for more than a decade. Every time I approached it, peals of derisive demonic laughter was issue forth.....but it should be done later this week.....
quartergauger48 Posted - 03/17/2020 : 1:53:33 PM
[:-thumbu] Martin, this renovation will be a walk in the park for you, the nack you have for building cars will be fully applied. I look forward to end results'...

As expected, the caboose is beautiful.. I really like th top windows open'... Nice touch'..
ocalicreek Posted - 03/16/2020 : 2:23:27 PM
Wow...that warp. I am curious to see how you address it, as I just recently purchased a similar HOn3 combine that could do with a good straightening-out. Following along with great interest, as always!

Frank Palmer Posted - 03/16/2020 : 10:20:06 AM

It's more of a reverse kit. It was once built and now it's a kit.
TRAINS1941 Posted - 03/16/2020 : 09:58:18 AM
A challenge to say the least [:-banghead]

I'll be watching as you tackle this beauty!!
mwbpequod Posted - 03/16/2020 : 09:27:21 AM
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Pretty sad looking. Good luck!

Yes.....reminds me of that scene in Blazing Saddles.

Need any help?
Oh, just all that I can get....

Right now I've got to get a LWS kit for an MP54 that I bashed into a combine off my #1 bench. Been there for about a decade staring me down...laughing at me.....and I finally worked up enough nerve to "finish" it. Couple days away from that end point.
Michael Hohn Posted - 03/15/2020 : 9:24:43 PM
Pretty sad looking. Good luck!

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