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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

40' Boxcar Six Pack

Greetings Blog Followers,

A six pack of custom painted 40' Boxcars has been completed and put into service today. The project consists of six AHM 40' Penn Central boxcars that were purchased years ago. The cars were upgraded with additional weight, body mounted couplers and metal wheel sets. They run well but since starting my fleet painting projects the cars just don't look that good to me anymore. After mulling it around and painting 1 of the cars I decided to just repaint the cars.

The cars are painted with Jade Green rattle can paint and lettered with Microscale Decals. The project took about a week as it took time and copious amounts of Walther's Solvaset for the larger decals to settle in. The cars received a coat of Testor's Dullcote to protect the decals and eliminate the gloss look of the paint.   

The newly painted cars pose on the layout

The newly painted cars make their way to Terminal Yard and their first assignment


  1. Those PC cars with the Red/White "PC" logo look incredible!!! Great job!!

  2. Thank You N.M. The decals are from the Microscale PC Esoterica set.

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