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Title: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:08:18 AM
Acknowledging this is from the peanut gallery, here is a freelanced 36 ft boxcar I've been working on inspired by this prototype photo.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:09:41 AM
This began as a desire to find a way to use bits and pieces from leftovers drawer. The body is an MDC Roundhouse old time boxcar, the frame is a Mantua coil car. The stake pockets and details were removed from the car and rivets were added by pin pricking their locations and then adding dots of JB Weld epoxy for the rivet heads. The ends are from some unknown flatcar, the Fox trucks are from an MDC Roundhouse old time tank car and the wheel sets are from an Ertl gondola.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:21:50 AM
A lumber door was added to the A end. It began as a reefer roof hatch.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:23:16 AM
The B end


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:28:32 AM
Painted and weathered.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 08:29:47 AM
Comparison to another MDC Roundhouse 36ft boxcar with fewer changes.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: TRAINS1941 on June 06, 2018, 09:52:16 AM
Nice job Bill.

Jerry


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 06, 2018, 10:01:58 AM
Not a bad job of recycling.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: finescalerr on June 06, 2018, 01:08:25 PM
I've always been partial to trains from 1880 to 1910 or so but modelers have had almost no interest in them. It's gratifying to see a project representing that period come together. A very adequate model. Do you have an appropriate locomotive or will the boxcar represent an antique? -- Russ


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 06, 2018, 01:28:42 PM
Thanks, Jerry and Lawton.
Thanks, Russ, both. I have an older steam engine, but it also is an anachronism for my time frame, though I'm not as strict with dates on my own layout as on the NEB&W.
I liked the look of the car and discovered I'd accumulated enough odds and ends to approximate it.

Here is the prototype lumber door used as a reference.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 06, 2018, 08:29:58 PM
Excellent work!


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Greg Hile on June 06, 2018, 10:34:20 PM
Really nice work, Bill!


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 07, 2018, 05:16:00 AM
Thanks, Ray & Greg!


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Lawton Maner on June 07, 2018, 09:36:38 AM
More of us need to look into the 55 gallon drum of leftover parts we have in our closets to find inspiration for projects like yours.  This is an inspiring build.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on June 08, 2018, 09:40:41 AM
More of us need to look into the 55 gallon drum of leftover parts we have in our closets to find inspiration for projects like yours.  This is an inspiring build. Lawton Maner

Thanks, Lawten. It's sort of like how I cook... Hmmm, what can be made with what's in the fridge? :)


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on November 21, 2018, 04:36:11 PM
An update to complete this project. Recently designed and got printed a variety of white decals for my railroad.
This is an older style of company lettering on this car.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Design-HSB on November 21, 2018, 05:14:51 PM
Bill, very beautiful and thoroughly accomplished.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on November 21, 2018, 08:28:38 PM
Thank you, Helmut.


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: finescalerr on November 21, 2018, 08:54:06 PM
That turned out well. -- Russ


Title: Re: freelanced 36 ft boxcar
Post by: Bill Gill on November 22, 2018, 06:53:43 AM
Thanks, Russ. Have a THANKFUL Thanksgiving out there!!