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Workbench Wednesday

Southern Pacific B-50-15


Resin Car Works web guy Eric Hansmann has been working on an HO scale boxcar kit. Here’s a progress report.

I needed to break out of a summer slump so I started a few resin freight car kits. This Southern Pacific B-50-15 boxcar is leading the pack out of the car shops. It’s the latest kit from Westerfield Models. The lead image shows the current kit progress.

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Workbench Wednesday

Pete Hall shared a couple images of boxcars that have recently been painted and lettered. Here’s Pete with some notes from his workbench.

I’ve been using tiny pieces of decal from the Microscale Data for Diesels – Black and White set # 87-48 to make placards. There are several black-and-white decals intended to be put on the frames of diesels that I am cutting into 3×5 or 4×7 “cards” and attaching to the wood doors or the tack boards of cars. The white background and not-legible black writing looks like what you might see on a card tacked to a car. The car above is not quite finished. It has been decaled but not over sprayed.

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Owl Mountain Models SP flat car kit

Paul Doggett sent a message recently from his home in the UK. He detailed his build of the new HO scale Southern Pacific flat car kit. Here’s Paul with notes and photos.

This is not an easy one to write as the Owl Mountain Models F-50-10 flat car kit is such a good kit to build. The model parts came together easily and assembly took about four to five hours.

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