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Date: 07/29/20 20:50
CSXT ex Railgon
Author: ghemr

 I too purchased this unique gondola from Arrowhead Models the day it was unveiled at Lombard Hobbies. I really wanted to bulge and dent the sides but it was far beyond my skill level-----as a result I just weathered it as I saw fit.....

Date: 07/29/20 20:52
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: ghemr

 My car was also given a load of steel billets.....

Date: 07/30/20 04:05
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: SPDRGWfan

Looks real good.  I think putting dents in is beyond my skill level too or I wouldn't want to ruin/break a work of art like the Arrowhead gondola.  There is a video where I guy did dent the sides and he took extra precautions and I think did have to re-attach some parts.

I have a couple pre-ordered for around August 10 or so when they arrive with the regular batch - the 1980 GONX.

Cheers, Jim

Date: 07/30/20 05:14
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: wheel_slip

I love the chalk arrow pointing to the bleed rod!!!
So how did you make the debris in the gondola?
Excellent car!!!


Date: 07/30/20 08:38
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: Jimmies

Nice work there Ghemr.  I like the debris in the interior as well.


Date: 07/30/20 09:52
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: ghemr

wheel_slip Wrote:
> So how did you make the debris in the gondola?

I find that using real rust (beaten with a hammer) and Woodland Scenic's black ballast seems to portray the debris found in gondolas. The load of billets is Evergreen styrene #164 individually stacked per the prototype after viewing  numerous photos on RR Picture Archives.

Date: 07/30/20 15:18
Re: CSXT ex Railgon
Author: Hookdragkick

You did good! That gon can pass for scrap itself now. I too like the arrow, I see it many times on cars, mostly beat-to-shh gondolas. Also, the billets look real good. I too see those a lot with lots of scale on the. I want to say I've seen some paint on them too. I'll find out for sure.

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