A bit of East comes West

A little more coverage of B. Smith’s LCN RR while I work on the Rails West layout.  I am currently designing a warehouse for the Rails West layout. Here’s a sneak peek at it…

Warehouse - Western Warehousing

While that structure is (very slowly) taking shape, Let’s check out some LCN RR action!

 

Looks like Hirschfeld is getting a rail shipment from the East Coast

(Modelling notes by B. Smith.)

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My new Tangent gons spliced by an Exactrail gon. (Editors note — Click here for more on Tangent’s outstanding new gondola.)

The CR Tangent car weathered the usual way. It was repainted 9-88 so it didn’t need a heavy weathering job.

The CR Tangent car weathered my usual way. It was repainted 9-88 so it didn’t need a heavy weathering job.

PCs

For the PC car, I tried burnt umbra artist oil paint and paint thinner for the first time after reading Lance Mindheim’s blog. I made a wash of the paint and thinner and it worked pretty well. I figured the PC car with a 1970 date needed to be pretty weathered. The wash covers nicely, just takes a day or two to dry. I also deformed the sides of the car with some heat from a big soldering iron. Not very apparent in the photo but the sides do bulge out. I almost got things too hot as the side ladders just started to deform, but the look somewhat bent as real ladders on tons often do.

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Editor’s note — Have a great Memorial Day and please remember and reflect.

Somme American Cemetery, 2013. A World War I American cemetery in eastern France. For more on it click here.

Somme American Cemetery, 2013. A World War I American cemetery in eastern France. For more on it click here.

 

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