It's probably not plausible for it to still be around in the late 80s, but I love this paint scheme so I had to have a model of it anyway. I'm not a fan of Intermountain trucks, so I used some of the leftover trucks I had from my Atlas Pressureaide hoppers. Surprisingly the one photo I found had outlet gates that more or less match the Intermountain model. I just used some powders because I'm afraid of going too far with it, but I really need to get over it and give the weathering some more definition.
My quasi-finished Southern 86'. The second shot shows the other side that I still need to try and remedy the frost that occurred over some dullcoating difficulties, the rivets need a little love. Some more end work and then I think I'll be ready to say "good enough."
Post by tankcarsrule on Mar 14, 2021 15:02:35 GMT -8
Nice models Atlas guys and gals! I love to post, but I can't get the hang of it! I'm using Flickr and have ZERO luck up loading! Oh well, I'm enjoying seeing all the fine work! I have two new tank cars maybe some more!
I’ve not done any weathering recently. I did get some Scaletrains SD45s, so I had to mod them to fit my later era. Still need the red cable (MU?) I see in some photos; and the anti glare patch on top of the nose (last time I tried decals for it, I wasn’t happy with it. Might try painting some decal paper flat black and trying it)
Post by ChessieFan1978 on Mar 14, 2021 20:33:00 GMT -8
Here my submission this week: I've had this American Crane for well over 3 years or more looking for pictures of it. I emailed the C&OHS and got a pdf with Crane Specifications and Drawing. Unfortunately none gave information on paint schemes or lettering diagrams. I searched high and low for pictures C&O American Crane #23491 with no luck. I gave up and decided to guess on how it might have been lettered in the Early Chessie System Era. I liked the results. Only thing I need to do now is weather it.