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kumard
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Posted - 12/07/2015 :  1:18:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

One thing the pictures of the maroon Soo Line boxcar bring out is the detail differences between it and the white Soo boxcars. The latter have molded-on grabs and a considerably thicker running board.



Agreed. The difference is also the cost. The Athearn boxcar was $6 while the Kadee boxcar was $20 - both bought on Ebay. I'm already adding better trucks, couplers and wheels to the cheaper cars but once the main rolling stock project is finished I may go back and replace some molded features.


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jbvb
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Posted - 12/07/2015 :  3:27:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
High-quality plastic models with separate grab irons, etc. were originally introduced as kits by Proto 2000, Intermountain, Red Caboose, Branchline Trains (the 'Blueprint Series') and others ten or more years ago. Kits from Tichy are also high-quality, but require drilling holes and painting. Because current production is all ready-to-run (and pricey, as you note), unbuilt kits can often be found cheap at train shows and on-line.


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kumard
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Posted - 12/07/2015 :  9:45:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jbvb

High-quality plastic models with separate grab irons, etc. were originally introduced as kits by Proto 2000, Intermountain, Red Caboose, Branchline Trains (the 'Blueprint Series') and others ten or more years ago. Kits from Tichy are also high-quality, but require drilling holes and painting. Because current production is all ready-to-run (and pricey, as you note), unbuilt kits can often be found cheap at train shows and on-line.



James,

Now you've sent me down a rabbit hole! This is just what I wanted. I spent some time last week trying to find boxcar kits especially those that had separate ladders.

I took a look at Intermountain (so much choice!) this afternoon and will look at the others later this week. I'll purchase one for assembly in the New Year.

TY!


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kumard
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  01:20:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The final item of rolling stock arrived today: an Illinois Central grain hopper. This hopper is going to be working in the grain installation. It's made by Kadee and once again is an excellent model. I'm not used to having such high quality models and didn't realize how careful you have to be when handling them. I'm going to have to find a tool for picking up and placing the items on the track and the workbench as it is just too easy to break something.

I'm very much looking forward to weathering this item.




http://thedepotonline.com/

Edited by - kumard on 12/09/2015 02:15:29 AM

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kumard
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  4:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi all!

The second side of the boxcar has now been weathered. I tried to not fade the Soo Line logo so much. I'm not yet sure which side I prefer and will probably keep tweaking the weathering this week. Now I just have to finish the ends, the roof and the trucks this evening and I can get back to the locomotive.





http://thedepotonline.com/

Edited by - kumard on 12/08/2015 7:52:09 PM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  7:21:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks pleasantly subtle.


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kumard
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  10:19:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frank.

One more photo of the boxcar from a distance:


and close up


My supplies for the locomotive have arrived and I am turning back to that project.


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Edited by - kumard on 12/10/2015 12:53:54 AM

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Grabnet
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  10:36:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The poor folks in the Station Wagon just cannot catch a break. Still stuck at the grade crossing waiting on a train.

Very good models.

Tom



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/08/2015 :  11:44:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grabnet

The poor folks in the Station Wagon just cannot catch a break. Still stuck at the grade crossing waiting on a train.

Very good models.

Tom



Meanwhile, the locomotive is on the workbench.
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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/09/2015 :  07:31:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grabnet

The poor folks in the Station Wagon just cannot catch a break. Still stuck at the grade crossing waiting on a train.

Very good models.

Tom



Looks like they abandoned the car and took to walking!



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kumard
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Posted - 12/09/2015 :  1:47:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grabnet

The poor folks in the Station Wagon just cannot catch a break. Still stuck at the grade crossing waiting on a train.

Very good models.

Tom



I think the crew are having their supper. It's going to be a long wait!


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Edited by - kumard on 12/09/2015 1:50:38 PM

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kumard
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Posted - 12/10/2015 :  11:03:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Rain is approaching from the east. Time to wrap up the fishing and find shelter.


http://thedepotonline.com/

Edited by - kumard on 12/10/2015 11:04:18 PM

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kumard
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Posted - 12/12/2015 :  6:52:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Soo Line GP7


I finished the painting of the locomotive and I'm weathering it in the next few weeks..

Because it was my first detailing project I spent a lot of time waiting for tools, materials and parts so that time actually spent on the locomotive was actually very little. I also made a bunch of mistakes while I learnt how to work with the spray gun, paint and glue and had to trash at least one body/shell completely. So it's not perfect but for the little world that it will live within it will do just fine.

I have the second locomotive to detail in spring: either an Alco RS1, RS27 or an EMD F7. Hopefully that project will go a bit faster.

I still have to add a few details and I've had to leave alone some glaring issues such as the air tanks within the frame.














http://thedepotonline.com/

Edited by - kumard on 12/23/2015 1:02:36 PM

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 12/13/2015 :  8:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks fine, put some couplers on that baby and you will be all set to go!


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kumard
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Posted - 12/14/2015 :  01:03:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike. I'll post more pics when the weathering is done.

http://thedepotonline.com/

Edited by - kumard on 01/11/2016 12:10:05 AM

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