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Date: 05/12/19 14:33
An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: ghemr

 Here's an Athearn "ready to run" Marinette Tomahawk and Western per diem boxcar that was acquired by Alabama and Gulf Coast RR (AGR). After the usual fading, weathering, graffiti and general upgrades (Intermountain wheels, Kadee couplers, Smokebox Graphics decals) it will fit right into my modeling era.........










 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/19 15:32 by ghemr.








Date: 05/12/19 14:38
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: ghemr

 Of special note are the various decals made by Smokebox Graphics-----in addition to their yellow reflective stripes they also offer red brake shoe (Cobra) and UPC code stickers which are quite common on modern-era boxcars.........



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/19 16:29 by ghemr.








Date: 05/12/19 15:47
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: hartrick24

  Awesome work...

Steve H...



Date: 05/12/19 15:55
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: Hookdragkick

That's todays' boxcar alright! All the added detail really adds depth to the car. Thanks for the into on the UPC code stickers and the red brake stickers--those will work as an alternative for cars using Cobra Treadguard HF brake shoes.
 



Date: 05/12/19 19:31
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: Jimmies

Well done Ghemr. Those barcode stickers are a really nice feature.

Jim



Date: 05/12/19 20:55
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: MrMRL

Love the barcodes! I’ve even seen them stuck across the door edge and door frame as what I assume to be a form of tamper evidence if the sticker is ripped in two before the load arrives at the warehouse.

Mr. MRL



Date: 05/13/19 08:47
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: atsf121

I will have to watch closer on the prototype trains, haven’t noticed the UPC barcodes before. Excellent modeling work.

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Date: 05/13/19 10:15
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: inCHI

Excellent work, and those stickers are a neat extra detail.



Date: 05/13/19 18:41
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: algoma11

Very Realistic !

Mike Bannon
St Catharines, ON



Date: 05/13/19 18:46
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: bnsfsd70

Looks great!  I did one of those a few years ago.

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 05/16/19 06:35
Re: An ex Marinette, Tomahawk and Western boxcar
Author: ghemr

 Thanks to everyone for the compliments......Ghemr



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