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Re: May challenge Ideas
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2006, 02:56:41 AM »
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So do it in N!

LOL-Yeah I know Ed-but HO is still my "thing!" But the thought DID cross my mind-but I don't consider myself ready for that small of a size "yet!"

& I have to hand it to all you "N" guys doing the same as I do in HO-you
impress the crap out of me!  ;)

This "gon" challenge sounds very intriguing, considering my better half Dawn
got some great proto shots today of a WC gon-not to mention the fact I've
been wanting to replicate a WLE Ex D&H gon that there's a ton of over this
way-but I think I still have too many "irons in the fire" so to speak-I want to get
my Railbox done, along with my "2nd" CR PS covered hopper, & now-potential SOO boxcars!  ;D

I gotta "get it in gear", or "get in the garage" as Hummerdaves would say!  :P
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Re: May challenge
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2006, 08:59:07 AM »
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& unfortunately-the D&TS ACF 2 bay hopper I want to do is only in N!  :-\

I've seen HO scale DTS 2-bay ACF covered hoppers. There's two of them at my train club. They're probably Intermountains, but I'm not sure.

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Re: May challenge
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2006, 12:01:46 PM »
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.. how about instead of a particular car type, a particular type of weathering, i.e. flaking rust, steam dirt, flaking paint, paint outs, or even (shudder) graffiti?

And I think cars are a better choice than loco... You'd have to pick a loco that's readily available, and sorry, $100+ doesn't count are readily available, not if you want to interest new people in weathering..

I don't remember seeing a gon in the mix.
Realising that the May Challenge has been set, I just want to say a quick word in defence of the loco suggestion:
While I know $100 is a lot & doesn't count as readily available, I thought we were getting away from specifying a particular model to weather ???

It wasn't my idea to dictate that it must be a GP38 or any single proto that's available in different scales but, rather, to keep it as loose as a caboose .. or a flat .. or a rack .. or a gon .. or a loco. That would hopefully "interest new people in weathering", & prompt 'old' people, to find a photo of a loco they have in stock & give it a go... I know that's my challenge even if I just do the research & tackle the weathering later ::)

For the record, I like the gon idea :)

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Re: May challenge Ideas
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2006, 08:48:54 AM »
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HMmmm, but, It might grow!! ;-}

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Re: May challenge Ideas
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2006, 11:21:18 AM »
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Well, you know what they use for fertillizer...

Ha! Said it before someone else could!

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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2006, 09:22:25 PM »
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I'd love to see people tackle CYLINDRICAL
COVERED HOPPERS.
I second Jeff's idea. I've got a CSX cylindrical hopper begging to be rusted.


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Re: May challenge Ideas
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2006, 11:36:59 PM »
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What about structures instead of rolling stock? They need weathering also.

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Re: May challenge
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2006, 02:24:05 PM »
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Hows about a passenger car?

Er, since passengers are fussier about cleanliness than freight, most railroads kept their passenger cars clean, so not much of a weathering challenge there, IMHO.  ;)

True to an extent.  Though as the 60's rolled around, there was some wretched equipment running around and not as many washers either.  I like your B60 idea though.  Mail trains were often filthy.  Their weathering is more of a grundge film over the whole car, due to the high speed nature and infrequent trips to the car washers.  Rust was not generally an issue, just filth.

Here's a recent project of mine, a NYC rider coach.  Typical mail train rider car with filth:


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