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Another CNJ automobile box car

I received this photo and the description below on the day of the previous RCW blog post.

I looked at the RCW blog post and it reminded me of a model that I built in the 1970s. I used styrene as the primary material and impressed all of the rivets using an old converted sewing machine. This was one of my earliest attempts at building a 1/4″ scale freight car using styrene. The model was equipped with trucks converted to 1/4″ AAR (Proto48) standards. The lettering was from an old C-D-S dry transfer set.

Sadly this one picture is the only memory I have of the model.  

Gene Deimling

Take another close look at the model and reread Gene’s note and let it soak in. Gene shares more O scale modeling on his blog. Several of his friends also share their fine model work. You should visit and explore his blog. I suspect the O scale modeling there will inspire you to move another project forward. Many thanks to Gene Deimling for sharing his photo and notes!

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NYC box car weathering

Dick Scott shared a recently weathered O scale New York Central box car on the Steam Era Freight Car discussion list. He supplied extra photos and details for a blog post.

Recently I upgraded this New York Central boxcar I built from an O scale Intermountain kit in 1992. It now has new roof walks, uncoupling levers, flexible brake hoses, brass sill steps, and placards. 

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