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spookshow

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Rust Question
« on: April 05, 2021, 08:55:40 AM »
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Given the amount of rust on the sides of this plow, what do you suppose the roof would look like? More rust, less rust, same amount of rust?

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2742468

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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 11:29:35 AM »
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Difficult to know for sure without being certain what the roof is constructed from, but assuming it's steel, I would guess more.
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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 11:43:22 AM »
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I agree, more rust would be a safe bet.





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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 05:12:40 PM »
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Wow, that's a lot of rust. I can do that  :D

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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 10:11:17 PM »
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https://www.barraclou.com/rail/cars/dme1006_dme1001.jpg Some of the roof DME 1006 visible here not so much rust.

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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 06:22:38 AM »
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Good find. So, maybe just a smattering of rust ala the sides.

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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 06:51:44 PM »
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Illinois Railway Museum recently restored the one that is in the photos. They used to have a yahoo group. Not sure if it switched to the groups IO format.
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Re: Rust Question
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2021, 05:52:42 AM »
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Given the amount of rust on the sides of this plow, what do you suppose the roof would look like? More rust, less rust, same amount of rust?

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2742468

Thanks!
-Mark

I know that I am late to the topic, I did want to add that while it would be rusted, it probably would not be heavily so. There'll have been seasonal maintenance on the car, including waterproofing and painting going on each season. It would depend on when you model as to how much weathering was on the car. At the start of the snow season it would be pretty clean. By the end of the season it might be fairly rough and ready, heavily weathered.

I weather things to varying degrees taking age and time since last rebuild into account from actual photos.

If you are interested I've detailed my process here: Andrew's Freight Car Weathering - The Roof.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 06:00:12 AM by iandrewmartin »
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