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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 11/12/2014 :  7:30:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice rehab Martin. I like it. Looks good.
Sure beats polystyrene in appearance. You took it from night to day....[:-thumbu]


Ted
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2014 :  07:54:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! It was touch & go on some bits, but I managed to get this one up to "acceptable" and ready to letter. Still has what I believe to be a sash weight in it, [:-bigeyes]

May be best sitting on a siding in a scenery capacity at the end of the day.....

Finishing up that PRR covered hopper now.

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mwbpequod
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USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2014 :  08:30:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And here that hopper is!!

Calling this done for now - maybe it will go into the weathering queue.....




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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 11/13/2014 :  08:57:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice saves on both cars, Martin.

Bruce
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 11/14/2014 :  07:59:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bruce!

I'm going to take a break from the salvage yard exercise for a bit to...........build a kit, [:-bigeyes][:-bigeyes][:-bigeyes]

I'll start a new thread for this one......in a few days. The things you find in a mis-labeled box on the floor on top of a stack of stuff next to the radial saw! Nudge, nudge. Say no more!

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mwbpequod
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USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2014 :  10:23:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And, in another old Walthers box off the floor.....no sides and no underbody --> no problem!








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mwbpequod
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USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2014 :  6:15:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And, we have sides.....albeit lacking all of the details, but.........


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mwbpequod
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USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2014 :  2:30:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Painted and one side with all of the bits installed.....


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Dutchman
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USA
32666 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2014 :  09:50:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another great restoration, Martin!

Bruce
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MarkF
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USA
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Posted - 12/27/2014 :  10:19:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, I'm just catching up on your thread and you are doing some beautiful work! I'd venture to say many modelers would like at some of these kits and figure they weren't worth salvaging, but you proved them wrong! Very nice.

Mark
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2014 :  10:54:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, gentlemen!

Should be wrapping up the decals on this car today.

Yes Mark, many walk right by the "junk", but I've found that if the "bones" are good that I usually make something that's pretty serviceable and not with a large investment, but with a pretty good return on fun!

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mwbpequod
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USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2014 :  1:00:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Done....




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George D
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USA
16190 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2014 :  3:49:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking reefer, Martin. [:-thumbu]

George
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George D
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USA
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Posted - 01/07/2015 :  7:42:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I'd like to see your flat cars.

Here's a link to good info on posting pictures:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27749

George
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2194 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2015 :  4:38:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been a busy end of the year scramble to get some restoration/rebuilding/finishing projects out of the queue, out of hte shop, and either into the "keeper" pile or into the "4 sale" tubs.

This car started out as...



and ended up as:


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