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
Tyler Sneed the BNSF dude
Just purchased an Atlas mp15dc at a train show im having problems decoding it i have tried installing a digitrax ip decoder in it, there isn't any room in the shell for it, debating on a board replacement does anybody have any recommendations on what to do?
If the hobby shop gets the rail joiners in today I will be able to put in the LAST 3 sections of track on the layout. I have put down 190 feet so far this month along with 16 switches. Still plan on having all this wired by the end of June. WAHOO!
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 :)
Hello Everyone! It has been awhile since I have been on here, but once again I am back! lol There is a big show this weekend in Plano, Tx and I plan on going! Is anyone else going? Have a great day everyone!
Looking for information on EL TOFC service in the 70's. I have the one issue of the Diamond that has an extensive article on the 51st yard in Chicago but am looking for other resources. Any suggestions? Not sure if any other issue of th