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January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« on: December 31, 2005, 10:10:15 AM »
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As requested, here is a coil car for January.  This will be a difficult car to do, as it requires a lot of prep work even before it can be weathered.  Successfully copying that yellow cover with the rust and streaks will be key.  Will you use powders?  Rubber Cement?  Oil Paints? 

Good luck!




Thanks to Eddie Ehrmann for the photos.

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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006, 08:43:42 AM »
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And I just got a few Red Caboose with square covers!  :-[

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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2006, 06:52:53 PM »
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And I just got a few Red Caboose with square covers!  :-[

They sell replacement covers, I'm planning on getting a pack of them for this challenge so I can take multiple shots at that cover if I need to.

Now here's the most important question, are the proper CSX coil car decals available?  ???
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2006, 08:55:27 PM »
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Looks like this set

http://www.microscale.com/decals/HO_scale/87988.jpg

will do the trick.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2006, 09:03:09 PM »
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2006, 09:18:11 PM »
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Is that in nscale, too?

Yes, Microscale only provides images of the HO versions of their decals.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2006, 09:44:58 PM »
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Dumb question time...

I don't model Chessie, but I thought everything was that awful dayglow yellow they like so much. But the basis for the car and one of the covers seems to be blue, is that right?

After a bit of digging, I found this at Red Caboose (in N) http://www.red-caboose.com/cgi-bin/e_catalog/catalog.cgi?product_display=RN-17713&shop=redcaboose&language=eng&curr=0&session=43b8926440b2b111&cart_id=86618385x16562

And it is blue, so I guess everything wasn't bright yellow. The basic design on the covers though, doesn't seem to match either of the ones in the picture. Can someone post a pic of what this would have looked like new? After all, doesn't make sense to weather the wrong thing  ::)

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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2006, 11:41:58 PM »
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Red Caboose didn't yet do a CSX car with hoods that match these prototypes. The blue hood on this car is similar in design to the hoods found on the Evans Type 4 cars, but the yellow hood is different. Even if you got an existing CSX hood and tried to strip or sand off the yellow bands, you're still gonna have to paint a hood.

Here's one close match: http://rr-fallenflags.org/csx/csxt498325ags.jpg   
Another: http://rr-fallenflags.org/csx/csxt498645ags.jpg

Those are from 92. Our proto is missing the "restricted loading" in the bottom left, but it may have just worn off over time.

A shot from 2004: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=58082

2005: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=142845

I'm not having much luck finding a pic of one of the white hoods while new (because I actually think they were white), but I'll keep looking.





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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2006, 12:04:33 AM »
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Sweet, I think I have a CSX car already.  The problem is that it has not left the junk box since I spilled paint on it...
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 10:16:31 AM »
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Sean, I see the white ones around here quite often.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2006, 10:49:53 AM »
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I am going to HAVE to do that white one, it is different enough to do it.  Maybe a mix, a white cover and the messed-up yellow cover.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006, 04:20:08 PM »
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I am going to HAVE to do that white one, it is different enough to do it.  Maybe a mix, a white cover and the messed-up yellow cover.

It's important to note that in the pic, that cover IS white. It's just all the rust that's making it look yellow. Chessie had yellow coil hoods, but I've never seen any yellow CSX ones.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006, 05:09:25 PM »
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I am going to HAVE to do that white one, it is different enough to do it.  Maybe a mix, a white cover and the messed-up yellow cover.

It's important to note that in the pic, that cover IS white. It's just all the rust that's making it look yellow. Chessie had yellow coil hoods, but I've never seen any yellow CSX ones.
I hadn't noticed until now.  Maybe I will still do a mix, one exceedingly rusty, one white.  Combine the two.
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Re: January Railwire Weathering Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2006, 09:48:42 PM »
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And I just got a few Red Caboose with square covers!  :-[

Red Caboose is now "out of stock".  Maybe next month!