John Golden in Germany has been busy perfecting a simple weathering technique called salt weathering. We think you’ll find this technique useful, especially for weathering freight car roofs. Click on the images to review a larger size. Here’s John to explain.
About ten or so years ago I was online looking at armor modeling websites and came across an article that described a weathering technique called salt weathering. Since then I’ve tried it on a few models and the results are remarkable.
Continue reading Salt weathering
Resin Car Works has a new HO scale kit; a New York Central 50-foot steel gondola. This kit features a one-piece carbody to ease assembly and includes several detail parts. The model reflects the cars rebuilt with Lot 591-G cars rebuilt with wood floors.
Continue reading New NYC gondola kit and MORE!
John Golden, currently living in Ramstein, Germany, recently completed his Resin Car Works Illinois Central single-sheathed boxcar mini-kit. Here are John’s notes.
I just completed my Resin Car Works’ Mini-kit 3.01, Illinois Central single-sheathed box car. This model has been featured twice on the RCW blog. First was with the mini-kit introduction and Lester Breuer’s model instructions, which you can access on the kit extras page. The instructions include all the prototype information gathered on the car by the RCW minions. Later, George Toman followed up with his excellent February 2020 post.
Continue reading Building the RCW Illinois Central boxcar mini-kit
Bill Welch keeps our heads spinning with his modeling project shares on discussion lists. Here are his notes and photos covering some gondola details.
Ever since I saw the Greenville designed 52-foot mill gondola in Railway Prototype Cyclopedia (RPCyc) Volume #3, I have intended to build the SL-SF version discussed in the article. Since the FRISCO served Birmingham, Alabama, I consider it an honorary Ya’ll Road.
Continue reading Gondola details