I'm creating an old Frisco boxcar with the old billboard style lettering using a cheap older Roundhouse 40' boxcar. I bought 5 used old time cars for only $22 at a recent train show with a project like this in mind. What makes this project easy is the use of a decal set from Westerfield. It's made for their sawtooth boxcar kit but will look right at home on my generic boxcar. First I seperated the floor from the body and removed the running boards and brake wheel. These will be replaced by a brass wheel and real wood running boards. I removed the doors and cut off the crappy molded on grab irons with an X acto chisel blade. Next I soaked the body and doors in a jar of brake fluid overnight and used an old toothbrush to easily remove all the paint. This left an awesome effect if modeling a derelict coffee boxcar rotting away in the weeds. Then I washed it off with soapy water and drilled holes for wire grabs using the old locations as a guide. I installed some home brewed grab irons and used a #11 blade to separate a few boards on the siding. Then I airbrushed everything boxcar red. Tomorrow I'll add the decals and weathering. Thanks for checking this out!