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Originally posted by BIGBLUE

it's actually the best thing here. cuz of the attention to detail. the realistic effect of the filth, the rocks beside the tracks the other lanes in the back ground .. now just imagine that car and that scene and going over the graf like whoa



yeah that big white drip in the middle is ugly as fuck tho.

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C&O Railbox boxcars...

In 1983 the C&O bought several hundred boxcars off of the Railbox Co. Railbox is a company owned by the major railroads that pooled boxcars. These pools of boxcars were available to what ever railroad needed them. Some regular Railbox cars are needed on any Chessie layout, but in just a night or two you can add some really unique Chessie boxcars.

Below is a picture of one of the C&O Railbox boxcars. It still looks like a normal railbox but the number has been painted over with a non matching yellow and a C&O number applied.



How to make a C&O Railbox boxcar:

1. Accurail makes a good model of the Railbox boxcar. I purchased a set that was on sale and came with three cars.

2. Assembly is easy. Add the door, add the couplers, add the wheels.

3. The Accurail car doesn't come with an ACI card, so add yours right below the "X" as in the picture.

4. The trick here is to weather the car now, while it still has its Railbox lettering. Overspray the car with dark grey overall. Use some light tan on the lower 1/4 of the car. Put a nice wash of dark brown and dark grey on the roof.

5. Tape off a square around the RBOX numbers on the sides and ends. Paint CSX Yellow or another yellow that is a noticebly different shade.

6. Apply either decals or dry transfer numbers.

7. Overspray with clear flat to seal it and you are done.





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