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tom mann

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Up for a weathering challenge?
« on: October 19, 2013, 04:53:44 PM »
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Get one of the new TrainWorx cars and do this:

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=468838

Due date: November 23, 2013.

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 05:44:52 PM »
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I just ordered that car this morning!

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 11:19:01 PM »
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Ditto, I have that one coming from my local pusher.  Now if I can just finish the 3 already in progress  :facepalm:

Thanks for finding that pic, already swimming some ideas to match that look. :tommann:

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 02:16:25 AM »
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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 10:48:29 AM »
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I have two on order with Chuck...  One's in PC; the other a Conrail patch job.  If I follow a proto photo (there are plenty on CRHS' site) can I still play along?
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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 02:04:33 PM »
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I think if this challenge included any PD3000 car, we could have more participants.......the car shown is the wrong era for me as well....

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 08:36:15 PM »
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Nice idea, but I'm not too sure about this particular model:

http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/ztna9.tft5b/v/vspfiles/photos/TWX-23063-01-2.jpg?1382102953

The roofwalk supports and some of the graphics are wrong, and honestly the end frame details look fairly chunky.  Might want to put some BLMA 100T trucks on there too.  How is the ride height?

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2013, 10:04:45 PM »
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Yikes, I hadn't seen that MBK photo until now. I ordered mine on the basis of Bryan's photos.  No arguments about the chunky end cage detail, though I tend to find that kind of thing less offensive in person.  The ride height looks pretty reasonable, based on Bryan's shot.   I will likely swap out the wheels for FVM wheels (smaller flanges), and I'll definitely swap out the couplers and draft gear.  ;)  There appears to be some variation in the roofwalk support details.  Maybe this car would make a better target:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=405861.

In any case Ed, this car will be an oddball in my fleet.  I'm really waiting for you to make me some Trinity PD hoppers.   8)

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 07:04:13 PM »
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I forgot about this until now.  I picked up the car from MBK, but the roofwalk is bent and the wheels look to be a combination of 33 and 36 inches.  Anyway, I'll try to work out something tomorrow.

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2015, 09:04:55 AM »
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I was going to start this project today.  Anyone else make progress?

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2015, 10:59:48 AM »
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I was going to start this project today.  Anyone else make progress?

I guess 15 months late is better than never...   :trollface:   :D

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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2015, 11:28:45 AM »
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Pic was taken in my hometown,judging by the ballast colour it ain't the CSX yard.
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Re: Up for a weathering challenge?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 07:08:47 PM »
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I did this one in the spirit, as they say.