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Bill Gill
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USA
3047 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  07:11:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing like a well dressed car to accompany dressed meats :) The lettering looks good.
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George D
Moderator

USA
16074 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  08:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fine looking reefer, Martin.[:-thumbu]

George
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5655 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  12:46:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The car looks so sharp! Well done.

It's only make-believe
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  1:47:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys!

Next up:



Came to me in a box wrapped in newspaper along with a second and much heavier and far less delicate car; box also had a nice hole in the side when I picked up off the porch. [:-irked]

I think it's all there and just needs to be re-assembled. Let's see what glue and a flock of clamps & weights do for it.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6360 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  2:44:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Maybe you should leave it alone. Some heavy weathering people might consider that car perfect as is.

Mike


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Edited by - Michael Hohn on 09/17/2018 2:46:41 PM
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  2:48:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Martin,
Maybe you should leave it alone. Some heavy weathering people might consider that car perfect as is.


Had that thought...but I actually can't use this car as is - it's On3 and I don't have room for another scenery car on the layout.

I hope to have it on my table at the next Strasburg O scale meet in Oct. and then go to a new home.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
684 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2018 :  8:58:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What is it about seeing such a car that just makes my heart flutter? There's a special joy (and probably a special place in heaven) for folks who give tired old rolling stock a new lease on life. It is one of the primary reasons I've been working to get a layout going where I can sit back and watch 'em roll.

Any pictures of your layout, Martin, out there?

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2018 :  08:38:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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What is it about seeing such a car that just makes my heart flutter? There's a special joy (and probably a special place in heaven) for folks who give tired old rolling stock a new lease on life. It is one of the primary reasons I've been working to get a layout going where I can sit back and watch 'em roll.


Lots of good play value and entertainment in putting these cars to rights and then in just building stuff. I was working on my layout and seem to have stalled out again - lots of distractions most of which should resolve in a few weeks.

quote:
Any pictures of your layout, Martin, out there?


Not as yet. However, back in August I had the magazine's photographer drop by to shoot a few dozen photos of the completed parts.

I suspect in the coming future that I will sit down, sort through them, and do a bit of writing regarding my own layout. I'll need some filler for some issue sometime,

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  07:46:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, the gon went back together reasonably well - lots of spring clamps and some careful gluing, and some weights, and some patience...




Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6360 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  09:31:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Very nice. That gon has had a hard life and needed a little love.

I can picture it parked next to a shop or roundhouse, being filled with scrap to be hauled away.

Mike

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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  10:31:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

Very nice. That gon has had a hard life and needed a little love.

I can picture it parked next to a shop or roundhouse, being filled with scrap to be hauled away.


Hopefully, someone at the next Strasburg meet will have the vision and take it home with them!

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
6054 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  2:32:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

Fast forward to done,





That is a beautiful car and lettering. Martin, is that 2 separate sets of lettering in different colors, same size or two different sizes. Very, very impressive as usual from you'..


Ted
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  2:56:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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That is a beautiful car and lettering. Martin, is that 2 separate sets of lettering in different colors, same size or two different sizes. Very, very impressive as usual from you



Thanks!

That set of dry transfers is set up so that you put on one layer of the yellow, seal that, and then go back to the next layer of white and add that offset to get that effect. After that is done, it gets sealed again to add the red. Then it gets sealed again to finish.

I like to use Rustoleum Clear Matte for sealing these and for decals as well now. It's not flat or gloss and not satin, but a bit less.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2172 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2018 :  09:05:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually not next but leapfrogged over the queue:



Picked this up in a package deal at the O scale national last month as it seemed to have most of the castings included (other than the underbody and ends) and seemed to be reasonable well assembled so far.

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to,
while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
684 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2018 :  11:28:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh, what potential!

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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