Tyco cars…. that is a great idea…
Bigfoot13 welcome to the Continous thread…First attempt at weathering with some pan pastels. Still need to finish it up so open to recommendations. Need to add another set of dunnage between the different lengths of steel. Also some strapping is in the mail hopefully gets here next week.
Bigfoot13Thanks @TLOC. No pictures other then my memory bank ask a kid being around a little bit of steel. Also a quick search that didn't give any results that I liked
Yeah I hadn't gotten to the trucks or wheels yet.
For the steel I used a styrene "for sale sign" and cut the sheets 8' x 40' or less. The signs are about 0.01" and 0.015". On some hand painted with some acrylic blackish sludge I had laying around and then applied PP with a sponge. The other I did a gray primer followed by black washes of Tamiya flat black and then PP. I've dull coated some with a Krylon rattle can but didn't like the final finish so dusted with a little more PP. Oh yeah the car had a very thin wash of the black before the PP.
Ken, you are right about Chart tape. I have found a drop of Alene’s sticky glue, spread out with a tooth pick, on the backside of a load, wait about 30 seconds and then wrap. like the ties I showed above the tape does hold so far for me.Chart tape looks good for strapping but it's very difficult to secure in place. Yeah, the sticky side sticks for a while but after a few weeks its comes loose. I've tried glue but that doesn't stick because of the gummy glue on it.
Good afternoon from the walk-in clinic on Mackinaw Island. We have found out Terry is allergic to bee or wasp bites. She got nailed twice this morning on a buggy ride and the driver took one look after she got hit and asked if she was allergic, said no. The driver said well you are going to the clinic. She is fine, her left hand is about twice it’s size. She got a shot, a Perscription and a demand she stay here till 1PM to make sure she is fine. The buggy driver told us to call when we can leave. No cars on the island.View attachment 152105View attachment 152106View attachment 152108View attachment 152110
So, I am cleaning out my photo library. These are 2 of the 9 Covered Hoppers for James I was working on when we left. The coil car I have worked on for myself over the last 6 weeks or so, I finally liked it. Added the safety stripes, added the coils and got the 2 hoods done the way I like. Now to sell it when I get home
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