Atlas HO pulpwood flat car

Discussion in 'Flatcars' started by meteor910, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Put a new log load (Chooch) in the Atlas SLSF pulp wood car and accented it up a bit to look more like logs.


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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    That's the best pulp fiction I have ever seen...
  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Oh brother.
  4. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Ken, nice weathering on it. I got a couple of the same loads, but for an Athearn car instead of atlas. Did you have to cut a notch in yours? I had to notch mine to make it set in there correctly. It was easily achieved with a dremel and a cut off wheel.

  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow Ken that is a great weathering job on the load. Mind telling us what your process is for weathering the wood?
    Thanks for posting the picture
    Tom Holley
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Ethan - No, I did not need to cut a notch in the load, but I did need to sand the ends to shorten it a bit as it fit the car too tightly.

    Tom - Thanks. I thought it came out looking pretty good, better than the load in the RI car (Athearn) just to the right of it that I did a few years ago. I just dry brushed (really damp brushed!) several shades of tan, yellow, brown and black on to the logs until I thought they looked right. The natural Chooch color is close to the cut end log color, so that was not too difficult just to bring out some detail.


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