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I don't even own any track. Kinda sad.

 

just bought a soo line box car too. I gotta stop but I can't. Its like buying a bunch of needles saying you're never going to do the drug

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that cp is sick. where can i find one?

 

 

I found it at a local hobby shop the kit is made by Athearn, It's pretty nice actually with metal detail parts.... kit #218097 60' Gunderson box car..

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zed thanks for all the tips, turns out my boys dad is some kinda engineer and builds n wires some crazy shit at his work and i told him what i was doing he i think now after all he showed me n told me im just about a certified electrician, lolz, and the gauge wire we use on train layouts is to small for anything he uses so he gave me enough for my whole layout and all the switchs, i gave him an old MR mag with a how 2 make ur own walk-around throttle so maybe ill get lucky n his pops will make me 1, as for the weathering, yea i posted awhile back my first weathering ever i did on some granners that came wit a 2003 shoprite trainset that i got through a trade, i recently just repainted the unit....from this

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too this

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i kept the numbers the same everything else is swaped for espee, n 4 kicks,

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also zed thanks for the sawdust dip worked awsome,

n fresh, real nice cars,

gr also n get some track!

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I found it at a local hobby shop the kit is made by Athearn, It's pretty nice actually with metal detail parts.... kit #218097 60' Gunderson box car..

thats sick dude thanks!

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it is at the end of the line but the rest of em are 50 footers and the cryo is a 70 and its about 3 feet taller than all of those cars. its a beast

 

Oh, i see. Iv never seen a cryo with boxcars in real life, only with a line of cryos. So i couldnt tell the difference. My bad!

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2003 shoprite trainset!

 

wow - shoprite:lol: . you must be in NY or the tri-state area...havent heard of that store in mad years.

 

no prob on the info..the SP repaint looks good also.

 

@seoren. that set up looks slick. i think i painted one of them CP pac man joints back in like 92. unless you plan on getting serious into the hobby you can get away with that line up.

good way to always tell older boxcars from modern ones is the running board at the top. sometime in the 1980s (or maybe 70s) the railroad removed all running boards from boxcars because with dynamic breaking, there was no longer a reason for anyone to be running accross the top of a train. but thats just some super nerd shit. point is just have fun with it - like EAD's alligator:lol: :lol:

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zed glad u liked my alligator haha yea u guessed it i see shoprite trains out every xmas, there cheap but well built, i think once something goes its done, probly not worth the trouble trying 2 track down any broken or missing parts but good 4 only 25bucks i havnt had any problems n i got ones from 94 - 95

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caught these on Thursday. I have been seeing unit trains of these for over 10 years. the placement of the reporting marks is obviously not prototypical though. naturally, the newer 70' ers are most common today, but there are still a few orange 1200s in the mix.

 

i think Athearn makes the tropis in the photo above, not Lionel - but i agree about Lionel's approach to model aesthetics. they make toys, not model trains. apropos, the Cryo in the photo above is grossly inaccurate - in addition to the oversized coupler and huge flanges.

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yeah, i know - its almost annoying someone would go through the trouble of making it only to make it wrong. im not sure who makes it, but i have seen G scale 70' flat railbox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOLISH!

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This is the problem with Lionel (you know, past the fact that nothing looks real, it all looks like toys) tropicana does not have 1200 series mini ridge cars, they just dont.

 

Cryo trans never had a mini ridge mechanical reefer. Its all wrong. They should pay a little more attention to detail (or any for that matter)

 

You think they were going off of these and just updated it with the newer paint?

 

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i like lionel but they should make the cars more precise... i dont' know why they made the bnsf ice cicle with ridges thats fucked... i looked at the numbers and door name for the cryo by lionel and they match so at least that is right... another thing about lionel is they are to expensive...

can't wait for the great train expo to come through town next month if you havn't been your missing out... best weekend of the year for a rail fan

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some obvious shit missing like the reflectors and graffiti..but its now packed up stored and on to the next project. this was the first time i used a lighter to create bulges which was pretty cool. i think KO said it before, subtile weathering is much more difficult. comments welcomed.

 

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some obvious shit missing like the reflectors and graffiti..but its now packed up stored and on to the next project. this was the first time i used a lighter to create bulges which was pretty cool. i think KO said it before, subtile weathering is much more difficult. comments welcomed.

 

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Nice!

bulged the sides with a disposable lighter?

that's how to do it?

 

looks real real

 

weathering washes look good, oils?

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