Bob Stafford: My project today is updating 3 Lackawanna bottle cars I built about 1989-1990. I used a 50 ft Athearn gon, that and the 40ft MDC where about the only thing we had to work with back than. Cut holes in the sides of it, used .010" Evergreen styreen to m... moreMy project today is updating 3 Lackawanna bottle cars I built about 1989-1990. I used a 50 ft Athearn gon, that and the 40ft MDC where about the only thing we had to work with back than. Cut holes in the sides of it, used .010" Evergreen styreen to make the floor, used a pin to emboss the rivets, and took the big plastic blobs off the sides of the LCL cement contains and replaced them with .012" Detail Associates brass wire. Their where no decals for the bottles back than. After painting them with Floquil box car red I weathered them with Floquil concrete and called it good.
Now it is 20 years later and we have decals for the bottles and also some nice detail parts also. At the time I did this I put DA air hoses on the cars. Last night I put DA cutting levers on the cars and A-Line strup steps. Just got done spray painting the bottles with a new coat of Floquil Box Car Red. Will let them dry today. Tomorrow I will spray them with Floquil Crystal Cote and then let them sit for 3 or 4 days. Live in th... less
Does anyone have access to RMC Nov 1996 or Feb 2001 issues? I am looking for the articles on the SIECO box cars as I am planning on scratchbuilding a few of these cars so I need dimensions. thanks
WHOA!!!! Its been a long time since ive been on here. Since being a truck driver now ive been really busy
Good morning all. Long time no see. I'm gonna be posting some stuff for sale after bit. Be sure to keep an I out. Check it out an if your interested or have an questions feel free to contact me. Thanks :)
Just got off the COG Railway in Manitou, Co. It's interesting going up a 25% grade! Lol