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Date: 12/01/21 20:47
CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

After purchasing this Atlas Trincool reefer from my local hobby dealer, I researched a few railcar websites to see the current condition of these CEFX-marked cars. Since I wasn't finding any of them past 2015 it got me wondering what happened to this fleet of cars? Upon further research I found out they were remarked to CGFX (Cedar Grove Warehousing). So what the heck----I might as well do the same, right? Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the correct font (Futura Condensed Bold??) by the larger decal manufacturers. Luckily when I ran it past my friend at Carroll Avenue Shops (custom decal company) he was able to identify and create the exact letter G font. 

Overall it was a fun project and it gave me an excuse to use my larger graffiti decals as well..........






 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/21 21:02 by ghemr.








Date: 12/01/21 20:48
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

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Date: 12/01/21 20:55
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

Trivia question-----on the coupler cut lever I purposely cleaned one specific area. Why??




Date: 12/01/21 22:15
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: MrMRL

ghemr Wrote:
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> Trivia question-----on the coupler cut lever I
> purposely cleaned one specific area. Why??


Because nearly every Conductor, Brakeman, and Switchman out there has as one point ruined the left shoulder of their shirt brushing up against a grungy, greasy cut lever while "in-between" lacing up air-hoses. Great model as usual!


~ Mr. MRL



Date: 12/01/21 22:34
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: calsubd

Nice job on it, where can we see the rest of the layout ?, TIA

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 12/02/21 06:31
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: mtzctrain

That's some nice work, very realistic! Cue the graffiti complainers....
   -Caleb



Date: 12/02/21 07:02
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: boejoe

calsubd Wrote:
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> Nice job on it, where can we see the rest of the
> layout ?, TIA

The turret on the station (?) in photo 4 is particularly interesting.  Background info, please.
jb



Date: 12/02/21 08:34
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

MrMRL Wrote:
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> ghemr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trivia question-----on the coupler cut lever I
> > purposely cleaned one specific area. Why??
>
>
> Because nearly every Conductor, Brakeman, and
> Switchman out there has as one point ruined the
> left shoulder of their shirt brushing up against a
> grungy, greasy cut lever while "in-between" lacing
> up air-hoses. Great model as usual!

Close, but not the answer I had in mind.....



Date: 12/02/21 08:36
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

calsubd Wrote:
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> Nice job on it, where can we see the rest of the
> layout ?, TIA

This is the Elmhurst Model RR Club in Illinois. Thanks for your interest!



Date: 12/02/21 08:51
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: wheel_slip

Because some folks just might be tempted to use that area as a step and judging by the clean worn area, they probably have!

Car looks great!



Date: 12/02/21 09:25
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: ghemr

wheel_slip Wrote:
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> Because some folks just might be tempted to use
> that area as a step and judging by the clean worn
> area, they probably have!

Exactly! Those low cut levers are notorious for being used as a step to access the handbrake.
 



Date: 12/02/21 09:40
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: Jimmies

The car looks real good.  Kudos for finding a way to match the reporting mark font.

Jim



Date: 12/02/21 12:06
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: BM4266

Off hand, I would say that the depot is the MEC Crawford Notch, NH depot kit.  I forget at the moment who produced it.  It was a craftsman style kit.



Date: 12/02/21 19:29
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: wmfan3798

I've been lacing hoses as a car knocker for 16 years and have never once brushed my arm against a cutting lever. Now using them as steps..... I cannot confirm or deny that lol

MrMRL Wrote:
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> ghemr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trivia question-----on the coupler cut lever I
> > purposely cleaned one specific area. Why??
>
>
> Because nearly every Conductor, Brakeman, and
> Switchman out there has as one point ruined the
> left shoulder of their shirt brushing up against a
> grungy, greasy cut lever while "in-between" lacing
> up air-hoses. Great model as usual!
>
>
> ~ Mr. MRL



Date: 12/10/21 11:12
Re: CGFX Reefer in 2021
Author: WCCL

Hehe, yeah, and it's a nice new light replacement pin lifter to boot! Also some nice ones in blue. Do you model a certain locale or proto-freelance?



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