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Date: 01/05/19 08:11
SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Jimmies

Here's another SP 86 foot boxcar converted to exterior post that I've just finished up.  This one is a little bit different than the one I posted quite some ago, with roof braces and a difference in the lettering.  I had to fabricate the letter "D" in "HYDRA" because there wasn't one on thedecal sheet. It started out as an undecorated Athearn car.  The pictures kind of tell the story.

Thanks for looking.

Jim
https://jssxrailway.blogspot.com

 








Date: 01/05/19 08:17
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Jimmies

Here's the boxcar out on the layout, a drone shot showing the roof, and the sisters running together.

Jim








Date: 01/05/19 08:35
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: myoungwisc

Excellent work Jim!

Martin



Date: 01/05/19 08:39
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: ghemr

 Great looking cars! I admire your patience in cutting aand adding all those extra posts...



Date: 01/05/19 08:43
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Jimmies

Thank you.  Adding the posts was the easy part. Decaling...now that was a "challenge".

Jim



Date: 01/05/19 09:27
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: RailThunder

Very nice.



Date: 01/05/19 10:06
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: NSTopHat

Jim;

Very cool!

Russ



Date: 01/05/19 10:12
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Hookdragkick

Kudos! What a transformation. What kind of air compressor are you running? Also, is there plans to age the cars to fit into your modern layout?



Date: 01/05/19 10:35
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: PHall

After the auto parts traffic went away these cars were used to haul stuff like toilet paper and furniture. Bulky but light stuff.



Date: 01/05/19 11:14
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: funnelfan

So I take it you added the ribs over the large SP between the doors after applying the decal and painted them to match. That's a great idea instead of having to work that huge decal over and around those ribs!

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 01/05/19 12:53
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Jimmies

Hookdragkick, compressor type?  Not sure if this will be the answer you're looking for but it's a Mastercraft from Canadian Tire.  I don't think I'm going to weather either of these any time soon. I like the look of them to much as is now.  I'm thinking of doing one for Cotton Belt to match these, but there's no matching colour decal with the words "Cotton Belt" as far as I know.

And Ted, yes, the ribs went overtopof the large SP ball, then painted them to match. That large decal went on just as smoothly as could be.  The grey stripes are decaled too.  They were difficult, but I didn't want to try masking overtop of all the ribs and such.

I feel bad for neglecting to mention that I more or less was guided by an article from Mike Budde in from September 2000 Railmodel Journal.

Jim



Date: 01/05/19 13:43
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: CPR_4000

How did you adhere the posts to the decal/paint?



Date: 01/05/19 14:29
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: Jimmies

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> How did you adhere the posts to the decal/paint?

ModelMaster Clear Parts Cement.
Jim



Date: 01/05/19 14:41
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: tgcostello

Congrats Jim, those are some fine looking models of a very distinctive prototype.
Tim Costello



Date: 01/05/19 15:54
Re: SP 86 Foot Exterior Post Boxcar
Author: bnsfsd70

Really nice work!

- Jeff Carlson



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