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amato1969

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EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:25:40 PM »
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I found some time this weekend to finish up a pair of IM 40-foot boxcar kits, to represent EL's Meadville shop rebuilds.  These N scale kits allow you to use different end/roof combinations on the 10'6" core.  I added the reinforced side sill on both, and used BLMA etched grabs and short brass ladders on the A ends.

The first one represents a 1941 build, with 5/5 ends and panel roof (74500-74999 series):


The second one represents late-40's construction, with R+3/4 ends and Stanray diagonal roof (70250-71845 series):


I used a mix of Pollyscale paint, the excellent Prime Mover Decals set for the main lettering, with Microscale ACI labels and COTS plates.  I finished them off with artist oils on the roof and a light wash on the sides.  I swapped in Atlas Barber S2A trucks in place of the crappy kit parts and body-mounted Micro-Trains 1015s:





  Frank
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Re: EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »
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   Frank,
    Great Cars !!
   but watch the cars heights, the ex-Erie cars were 10'4", while the
  ex-DL&W cars were 10'.
   the ORER may go into which groups were which.
   some cars had National Type B trucks.
   any of the Gray Rebuilds coming ?
      Spikre
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Re: EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
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Very nice!  I plan on doing similar WM rebuilds on day.  Had no idea there were any EL decals available.  A few projects have been on hold because of that.  I went to the website and only the HO boxcar decals are listed though.
Aaron Bearden

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Re: EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 09:53:48 PM »
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Drop the owner (Paul) an email; he has this set's artwork resized and can print them using Alps.  It makes the decal edges a little tougher to hide but it's totally worth it, as the set includes even the smallest trust lettering for these cars.

  Frank

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Re: EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 09:59:57 PM »
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I was going to ask about the EL boxcar decals myself.  Thanks for the information.  BTW, those cars look great!

Jeff
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Re: EL 40-foot boxcar rebuilds
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 12:40:44 PM »
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I'll have to do that.  Thanks Frank!  :D
Aaron Bearden