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Offline matthais-mouse

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Re: A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2014, 02:44:46 PM »
Its always good to point stuff like that out. You never know when that kind of information will be useful to someone.

True, They were supposed to be expanding their range of dry decals but not sure if that came about as not working in amodel railway shop anymore haha.

Well heres hoping it helps someone else out there :)
.: Logan's band of survivors of the battle of Ursun's teeth :.

For blog posts with more info here.....
http://let-the-galaxy-burn-again.blogspot.co.uk/
And the vlogs here....
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyMQNtc1ANwIbEN80M-gwA

Offline Heisler

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Re: More Weathered Freight Cars - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2014, 03:56:09 AM »
Finished off a couple of Boxcars for Calamity
First up: Denver, South Park & Pacific
Where it started

And finished

Where it started

And finished


Not terribly happy with the streaking effect I tried, but I think the next set will be better. I did just need to call these done though. Here is the steps I went through.
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/08/boxcars-for-calamity-c-ry-borrows-some.html
[url]http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/08/boxcars-for-calamity-c-ry-borrows-some_14.html[/url
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 12:48:52 AM by Heisler »
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: More Weathered Freight Cars - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2014, 05:33:08 PM »
These are fantastic some really inspirational rolling stock.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 11:18:30 AM by Golgotha »

Offline Heisler

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Re: A Weathered Reefer - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2014, 04:24:57 PM »
And finally something new to add to the roll, a private named Refrigerator (Reefer) Car. Here are the beauty shots, more pictures of the process can be found on my blog: http://www.wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-reefer-for-c-and-calamity.html




Definitely not my best work, but it gets the job done.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 04:30:12 PM by Heisler »

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Re: Adding a Weathered Reefer - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2014, 04:46:48 PM »
Might not be your best but it certainly looks rather bloody good  :-* :-*

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Re: Adding a Weathered Reefer - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2014, 07:44:01 AM »
That is a nice refrigerated boxcar. Your fleet is growing rapidly, isnīt it? Your weathering is much more subtle than mine, but I believe the cream livery wouldnīt allow too much soot and rust.











Offline Heisler

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Re: Adding a Weathered Reefer - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2014, 03:49:55 PM »
Yes, the fleet is growing rapidly, faster than I can keep up with at the moment. We definitely have two different weathering styles! I do like your heavier weathering, but I think your right, the cream livery would have just about disappeared on that one. Right now I'm working on replacing those ladders with grab irons. The first set I tried were white metal and bend to much. I have a set of brass ones coming, hopefully those will be sturdier.

Offline Heisler

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Re: Adding a Weathered Reefer - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2014, 03:46:51 PM »
And since all my weathering stuff was out I finally finished off this caboose conversion. It started life as your more standard eight wheel caboose and now its a 4 wheel "bobber" caboose, complete with my custom decals. The weathering looks a little splotchy in the photographs, it doesn't look like that under the worklights though. I will have to go in and see if I can smooth that out a bit.



More step by step images on my blog: http://www.wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/12/tail-end-of-train-c-adds-caboose.html

Offline Heisler

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Re: Adding a Weathered Reefer & Caboose! - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2014, 07:14:22 AM »
Adding another boxcar to the fleet. This is a Rio Grande Southern boxcar. I modified this one a bit by removing the ladders from the sides and replacing those with grab irons. Otherwise its straight out of the box.




And here are the blog posts that go along with this car.
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-round-of-boxcars-prepping.html
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-round-of-boxcars-painting.html
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-round-of-boxcars-dry-transfers.html
http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2014/12/another-round-of-boxcars-weathering-and.html

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Re: An RGS Boxcar for the Fleet - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2014, 08:50:57 AM »
Lovely  :-* :-*

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Re: An RGS Boxcar for the Fleet - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2014, 09:40:39 AM »
Thatīs a nice little conversion. It really makes a difference.

Offline Heisler

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Re: An RGS Boxcar for the Fleet - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2014, 05:33:27 PM »
Adding the grab irons makes a bigger impact than I thought it would. The C&N boxcars will all get grab irons, at least when I get to them. I was working on one C&N boxcar and messed up the dry transfers so I have to start again on that one. I think I have convinced myself to go with custom decals instead, a bit on the pricey side but I think they are worth the cost in the long run.

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Re: An RGS Boxcar for the Fleet - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2014, 12:14:21 AM »
Adding the grab irons makes a bigger impact than I thought it would. The C&N boxcars will all get grab irons, at least when I get to them. I was working on one C&N boxcar and messed up the dry transfers so I have to start again on that one. I think I have convinced myself to go with custom decals instead, a bit on the pricey side but I think they are worth the cost in the long run.

I got a 1991 copy of "Slim Gauge Cars" by Carstens Publications today. Itīs a collection of drawings and photos from Model Railroad Craftsman magazine limited to narrow gauge stock. Very interesting and very much to the subject youīre into right now. They write that several shoppings could have made a wagon look completely different over the years and decades of its use.

Offline Heisler

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Re: An RGS Boxcar for the Fleet - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2014, 05:17:01 AM »
I have that book as well. Its quite the dog eared copy too! It has been re-printed within the last couple of years so I was able to get a fresh copy of it. However, Carsten Publications has closed. The magazines have been picked up and will continue in circulation but I don't know about the books so if you see it, buy it!
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Another excellent publication for seeing how the freight fleet evolves is "Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge" vol 1 and vol 2 by Harry Brunk and published by Benchmark Publications. These are the collected articles that appeared in the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette and while its a model railroad publication it has a lot of interesting tidbits about the C&S locomotives and freight cars (My Colorado Central boxcar is one of the railroad lines that would become part of the Colorado & Southern system).

Offline Heisler

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Re: C&S #22 - A Little Freight Car Weathering
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2015, 11:11:44 PM »
I have finished several projects and I needed to work on something else. So I overcame my fears and pulled one of my On30 engines down for a little weathering work. There is a bit more information on my blog: http://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2015/11/weathering-c-22.html

Where it started:


How it looks now:


 

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