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Mark5

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got this Red Caboose ART reefer
« on: December 18, 2006, 12:15:16 PM »
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I was excited about these Red Caboose ART (N&W/MP) reefers when they were announced some time ago - until I saw a decent pic ...

The pic on Red Caboose's site does not convey the "Safety Orange" or "Flourescent Orange" nature of this car:


A more accurate rendering can be seen here:

http://www.nscalesupply.com/RED/RED-RN-18817.html

However, inspired by the Railwire weathering etc forum, I picked one up on the cheap from Ebay and I'm gonna try my hand at using some of the methods I've seen here to try to subdue the neon color. :o

I will take a pic before and after and then post them on here. I'm a busy sod, so don't hold your breath, but I'll give it a wack by January.
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Re: got this Red Caboose Art reefer
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006, 07:25:05 PM »
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I still have some unassembled MDC reefers, once you put the trucks on they will no longer fit the box... :-X

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Re: got this Red Caboose Art reefer
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 10:21:48 AM »
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I still have some unassembled MDC reefers, once you put the trucks on they will no longer fit the box... :-X

Don't have any myself - are thes MDC 57' footers?

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Re: got this Red Caboose Art reefer
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 03:52:15 PM »
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I'm gonna try the airbrush fade technique Rich Yourstone outlined in the NSR article and here:

http://crcyc.railfan.net/model/yourstone/pcbox.html

to try and tone down the color. this should be interesting as I'll have to buy an airbrush (I wonder if MBK will have an after Christmas sale!)


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Re: got this Red Caboose Art reefer
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2006, 09:40:08 AM »
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Could the colour difference have anything to do with the fact that they are two different cars?
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Re: got this Red Caboose Art reefer
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2006, 09:41:23 AM »
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 01:19:17 AM »
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 01:52:44 PM »
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Don't forget to paint the roof white...

Yikes! You mean similar to this?


http://www.athearn.com

Here's weaver's O model (a closer match to the Red Caboose proto?):
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 02:25:51 PM »
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More fun, according to this the Red Caboose car should be approx 51' ...

http://mopac.org/ros.fre1960.asp

Gotta go look proto photos for clues - I think one of my books has a piccy. ???
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
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Re: got this Red Caboose ART reefer
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 09:10:03 PM »
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There's actually a picture of one of these in the Color Guide... well, then end of one anyway.  Lookcarefully at the middle photo on pg 124.

Damn. Good eye! I never noticed that. 8)