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Missouri Pacific boxcar group build, pt 5

Delano, J., photographer. (1943) C. M. St. P. & P. R.R., general view of part of the yard, Bensenville, Ill. United States Bensenville Illinois, 1943. May. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Here’s the fifth and final installment for the Missouri Pacific box car group kit build. Jerry Hamsmith summarizes the steps of getting these models ready to operate on our layouts.

During the 1940s, the typical Missouri Pacific (MP) freight car color was box car red. However, this shade of red had a slightly brown hue.

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Notes from Bill – 2

Here’s a June 2015 email from Bill Welch. We were discussing blog posts and he sent this along. It wasn’t published because he wanted to finish the tank car.

I will start out with a digression. Apparently, I am becoming a Tool Guy as I seem obsessed with airbrushes. I now own six of them including the Binks Wren I purchased over 50 years ago and the Harbor Freight airbrush I purchased recently with a 20% coupon for $16.49.

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