A new beginning...JRs UPRR.

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Ol' School
James....Good info! Does the red paint scheme have the same variety as the yellow?
they do not exist in HO scale as
Right! These manufacturers, can't tell what they're going to make or what not!
I was looking for a set of the 50' REA Xpress refer in the striped scheme (first production.) I found a faithful production model made by River Raisin Models. This car is gorgeous! Only one problem, it's S scale!.......😭
So I settled for a couple of Walthers RTR cars. Detail not too bad on these cars. Most glaring thing!....roof is blatantly way wrong!! 👎
If there's a car or something I can watch out for you, let me know, I'd be happy to keep my eye out.....
Jerry
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
James....Good info! Does the red paint scheme have the same variety as the yellow?

Right! These manufacturers, can't tell what they're going to make or what not!
I was looking for a set of the 50' REA Xpress refer in the striped scheme (first production.) I found a faithful production model made by River Raisin Models. This car is gorgeous! Only one problem, it's S scale!.......😭
So I settled for a couple of Walthers RTR cars. Detail not too bad on these cars. Most glaring thing!....roof is blatantly way wrong!! 👎
If there's a car or something I can watch out for you, let me know, I'd be happy to keep my eye out.....
Jerry

Nope! The red & white scheme doesn't have the variety on color in particular the roof. All the rooves are same color as the car body red. Although there are several road numbers out there.

The yellow and white scheme as I mentioned in previous post does have at least 3 different color roof. Blue, silver & black and possibly yellow.

I would love to find the orange and white scheme.

I have the RTR Athearn Silver and blue scheme.

I am still looking hard for more prototype pictures they are so elusive!
 
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Ol' School
prototype pictures
I like collecting RR paper work! When ever I go into an antique store Ill look thru the old magazines, primarily SE Post, Life, Nation Geographic.
The NG's have mainly adds for passenger trains, Post & Life will have the assortment of adds for RR related oil, steel, a good variety of stuff, but no Timken adds, or I know I'd have them framed up......Happy Hunting!
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Wyatt & Doc gotta call on a new arrival of a boxcar..... a Missouri Pacific ACF box car T.P. (Texas Pacific) #367097.

They brought it in on the incoming south bound interchange line. UP D.S. #1003 was taken out to receive the car. A great purchase for JR's UPPR. Management did a good job on this one! No work needed. She is in like new condition! Here is a good look at it!

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Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Well I got a solution for the window covering. I got an art foam board for about 6 bucks. It's 1/4" thick and it works. I painted it and cut it to size. Then I had to do a little wood cutting. I cut a notch on the back of the plywood that sets against the window molding. (2 peices) Now I will get it in place this weekend. It will just slide in into place. When I took the pictures at the time the paint had not completely dried yet but It will do and perfectly blend. I will post another one once I put it in place.

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I also had to repaint the white above the blue all around the room. I wasn't satisfied with the previous white as it wasn't a bright enough/clean white color. So that got done as well. That's why you see blue painter tape up again.....

Next.....
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
So then on to the vertical standards, shelving brackets and shelves. Unfortunately after hunting around for a 24" vertical standard none were to be found with the double latch style. I checked Ace, Home Depot and Lowes. All the sizes were 12, 18, 30, 48 60 then 84 inches. So I had to buy the 30 inch ones then cut them down to 24 inches to make it work for my situation. Then I proceeded to paint them all black as they were white. Painted the brackets too.

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Grandson of ALCO Bldr
So then on to the shelving boards..... I wanted to try using a black stain. I did a test on a sample piece. I am on the fence with this. I think I will go back to just using black primer spray paint for this. I will how ever use the black stain for my fascia board around the edges of the layout and the legs.

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I will post later with the painted shelves later this weekend.
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
So the boys at JRs Fuels Company fired up their new KW that had been sitting in storage forever waiting for a new tanker trailer. Well it arrived about a week ago. I say it looks pretty sharp. It will get the new graphics added to the tank side for the JRs Fuels Co. logo....that will be applied later.

Looks good I think...

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Rico

BN Modeller
Very nice!
I used to drive one exactly like it but in red. Ok, I guess not exactly...
Then one day the boss got it painted into company colors, we were so disappointed.
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Just recently while on a well known Evil Bay RR brokerage firm.....

Management at JRs UPRR just acquired (6) new 60 Ft Bulkhead Flat Cars in Union Pacific livery from a car shop out of Rancho Cucamonga, California! All manufactured by Roundhouse Inc. Considered as new old stock condition. Its an incredible find for the RR team as this completes their needs on these particular types of cars. Definitely the right price. Once the crew takes delivery of them in about a week they will go straight to the wheel shop for all new metal wheels and then on to the car shop for coupler upgrades. Luck will have it.... the cars have all new and different road numbers as management is ecstatic about that! 😁 ;) That will place them on the active roster right quick!

#215508 (UP Yellow)
#215611 (UP Yellow)
#215645 (UP Yellow)
#215678 (UP Yellow)
#215680 (UP Yellow)
#282151 (Brown)

The crew will snap pics upon arrival.
 

Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Today was lucky day for JRs UPRR management team. The Prez made a stop at a LHS brokerage yard (JPs Trains http://www.jptrainsandhobbies.com/) on the way home from Albany. There were a few consignments there today. So (2) purchases were made today.

Roundhouse 50' Boxcar 1272 road number #610 Tidewater & Southern

and

Roundhouse 50' Boxcar 1981 Dbl Door Western Pacific road number #381 with an EOTD

We will show these when they come out of the car shop this weekend!
 
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