Easy boxcar update

I like to wrap up a project or two before a prototype modeler meet so I can take the models for display. A couple of months ago I came across an Accurail 36-foot boxcar that I had detailed but had not completed. That’s how the model appeared when I decided to finish it off.

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2019 RPM Chicagoland summary

A Burlington 2-10-2 lugs a freight on the HO scale Midwest Mod-U-Trak layout in the RPM Chicagoland model display room.

I’m still catching up from the RPM Chicagoland prototype modeler event. I enjoyed meeting many modelers, renewing friendships, attending presentations, viewing a wide variety of models on display, and visiting a couple local layouts.

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Gloss coat and RPMs

A couple models have inched forward in the finishing process. I recently painted and decaled a couple of box cars. I employ several steps to move a model from the undecorated state to one that is ready to weather. The B&O M-15b seen in this lead photo has a fresh gloss coat.

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Housecleaning

Vachon, John, photographer. Yardman polishing light on railroad switch. Elkins, West Virginia, 1939, June. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2017718091/.

A couple blog features have been updated with new information. This happens periodically and it’s important to keep these resources up to date.

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