A classic! (and many more of them out there)

Recently, Tangent released a PS4750 decorated for the Chicago and Northwestern (ex-Rock).  It is a gorgeous car that has already sold out, but Rock Island versions are still available.  Many other road names are also still available.  I purchased a number of them for my ATSF in Roswell layout  .

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B. Smith has already weathered his.  Here was his prototype model.

CNW #752383 (ex_Rock) in Altoona, PA on May 17 1989.  Photo by Karl Geffchen, courtesy of http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/

CNW #752383 (ex-Rock) in Altoona, PA on May 17 1989. Photo by Karl Geffchen, courtesy of http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/

Here is the unweathered version.

Unweathered version.

Unweathered version.

Here is the weathered version.

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Now B. Smith is able to evoke a ROCK heritage car on his 1990s layout.

Just as it was in the 1990s, the rails are full of great modelling opportunities today.  Both of the cars below were recently produced by Exactrail.  With a little modification, they’d be right at home on a layout based in 2014.

KYLE #27134 near Fort Scott, Kansas, August 2014 ©photo by Robert Houtwed.

KYLE #27134 (ex-Louis Dreyfus)  near Fort Scott, Kansas, August 2014 ©photo by Robert Houtwed.

Here is an Exactrail car that is still available–

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Here is one of these now running the rails in Kansas in 2014–

KO #20951 (ex-Aberdeen and Rockfish) near Fort Scott, Kansas, August 2014 ©photo by Robert Houtwed.

KO #20951 (ex-Aberdeen and Rockfish) near Fort Scott, Kansas, August 2014 ©photo by Robert Houtwed.

 Have fun patching and weathering!

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