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    • April 24, 2016 7:42 PM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      PRR Covered Hopper

      OK, here's the latest project I threatened you all with. I had gotten decals for a PRR Covered Hopper because, in this case, I had an undecorated Aristo kit.

       

      But I didn't like that they had only square hatches, I wanted a Pullman Standard type that had round hatches. Maybe tank car hatches would work, but how am I going to get 8 for each car? Hmmmmmmmmmm.

      So I was holding a bottle cap from Kroger water, and it looked about the right size and shape.

      What do you think? Ten foot rule?

      Now it's off to the paint shop for a severe weathering. I might even use some of that glow-in-the-dark paint I bought on clearance. There's a beautiful word - clearance. More pichers to follow.

      This post was edited by Lou Luczu at April 24, 2016 7:43 PM EDT
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    • April 24, 2016 9:04 PM EDT
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      Lou,

      It looks good to me. Sometimes you have to be inventive. Good work.

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    • April 25, 2016 4:36 AM EDT
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      An interesting modification Lou, it looks fine and most likely better when you have done the weathering.

      You pic draws attention to how we see our railroads - usually from above rather than upwards as with the 1:1 RR cars.

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    • April 25, 2016 9:30 AM EDT
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      Looks great to me!

       

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    • April 25, 2016 10:11 AM EDT
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      I like it Lou!

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    • April 25, 2016 12:15 PM EDT
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      Looking good, Lou.....

       

    • April 25, 2016 12:46 PM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      Thanks, guys. BTW I removed the center side beam (don't know what else to call it) to fit the decals and look more prototypical.

      This post was edited by Lou Luczu at April 25, 2016 12:46 PM EDT
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    • April 25, 2016 7:56 PM EDT

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      looks great

       

      this is the kind of thing that was hoping 3D printing would get us in more abundance but it doesn't seem to be the case just yet

    • April 26, 2016 12:13 PM EDT

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      I like it, the square hatches and large operating rods always looked awful to me.

       

      Much improved.

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    • April 26, 2016 2:01 PM EDT
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      The Great Northern had two types of two bay covered hoppers:

       

      This one, with square covers and seven ribs, similar to the one that Aristo modeled...

       

      and this one, with eight ribs and a clear center, similar to what Lou modeled.

      Both photos from RRPictureArchives.Net and Copyright accrues as indicated on each photo.  Photos shared under Fair Use Act for education.

       

      I have two of the Aristo cars with the square lids.  Its nice to know that when I mark them for the GN, I won't have to do major surgery. 

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    • April 27, 2016 2:32 PM EDT
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      Nice Job Lou!

    • April 29, 2016 5:16 PM EDT
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      OK, weathering is done.

      All sides of the final product.

      I think it turned out OK.

      And for Devon, the classic overhead shot.

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    • April 29, 2016 5:55 PM EDT
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      Yanno, Lou....  A trip to the paint shop, and that car can look like new again....   

       

      Weathering looks good, nice job....   

    • April 29, 2016 8:24 PM EDT
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      Gee, that car looks so unloved.  I like it.

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    • April 29, 2016 8:24 PM EDT
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      Gee, that car looks so unloved.  I like it.

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    • April 30, 2016 6:52 PM EDT

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      I did a similar one using ground down LEGO pieces and styrene.  I have found that LEGO has some shapes that really work well with large scale

    • April 30, 2016 7:02 PM EDT
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      Looks like a lot of sleeping loaders in your town Lou

       

      Nice work.

    • May 1, 2016 9:59 AM EDT
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      Ya, other than than the folks at BC's Ice Cream Parlor, I have not been able to put people out because of constant rain.

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    • May 1, 2016 10:32 AM EDT
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      Lou, what? Don't they have scale umbrellas nor raincoats?

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    • May 1, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
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      When the rain comes down in scale 5 gallon bucket loads, a bumbershoot is not going to help much.  

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