Sunday Photo Fun 06/03/2018

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Sunday Photo Fun 06/03/2018
Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, June 02, 2018 7:14 PM

Okay this hasn't been done in a while and I wanted to show off my 812 gondola that came in looking real bad and what I did ( with some help ) to get it to this. 

This is how I got it in with a 817 caboose 

 

I sent it out to a friend and he sand blasted it and primed it for me. ( I forgot to get pictures of it at that point. While he was doing that I was working on the Lionel Lines brass plate, #812 brass plate, the journals, the brake stands, brake wheels and the stantions with never dull to get it the black paint on them off, and get there shine back. 

I Painted the body a orange I had in a spray can. It comes out looking like red at first ( first 3 pictures ) then as it dries and cures it turns to a nice orange. 

And then when it dried and cured it became this color. And you can see how the brass plates and journals came out. I didn't have brake stands, stanchions or wheels on at this point, although they are now. 

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, June 02, 2018 7:52 PM

Beautiful!  Big SmileThumbs Up

Some of my "restoration" jobs.  (I put that in quotes because I'm not as good at it as it may appear!  Wink)

#8 in two tone blue:

514 boxcar was overpainted red (why do they always use red!?! Wink)

Marx CV and Lionel tender:

Beckh:

Hafner 1010:

 

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Posted by The Gnome on Saturday, June 02, 2018 10:12 PM

That looks brand new.  Wow.

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Posted by LL675 on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:45 AM

an 815 and 817 I redid

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, June 04, 2018 9:09 PM

Jeff Kane at the Train Tender Jeff@TTender.com has the hand rails for your 815 tank car. Prebent for $2 each plus the stanchions to hold them in place for $0.35 each. I'm goimg to do one myself. I did a caboose about 2 months ago in 2 tone green but not the green Lionel used. 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:09 AM

PirateThumbs UpThanks for resurrecting SPF, rt.

Nice looking prewar trains.

 

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Posted by LL675 on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 11:23 PM
thanks...I have an ever growing list for Jeff

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:29 AM

Part numbers 

815-HRB      brass tankcar handrail preformed      
380-7B       handrail stanchions brass            

I presently have about 7 items waiting to go to the friend that sand blastes them for me, Right now it to humid so probably won't be till the fall before I can get them done, But that just gives me more time to get more items that need to be done lol. 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:33 AM

fifedog

PirateThumbs UpThanks for resurrecting SPF, rt.

Nice looking prewar trains. 

Wheres the 602 you repaired? or some of your build. 

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Posted by fifedog on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:35 AM

rt - I still haven't got around to setting up a Shutterfly account...

DunceDunceDunceDunce 

 

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