QA&P 50' Boxcars HO scale

Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by gjslsffan, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Over the years I have ended up with a bunch of these HO MDC 50' plug door kits. I figured since they weren't SLSF appropriate, I would just Make them QA&P (rule#1 again)
    I put coupler cut bars and cushion devices where appropriate. Painted and decaled also a light weathering.
    The Beige cars are for beer loading at the Hootch Brewery (getting to where they are calling for a couple switches a day) 3 cars:)
    The Yellow cars are cushion General Service cars. 4 cars
    The boxcar Red ones are for cotton bale loading only as they are equipped with wood lined floors and walls. 10 cars:)
    I think this will complete the modern fleet for QA&P 50 plug door cars.

    We have an MK, "rent-a-wreck" F45 till some more power is acquired :D

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Tom - Wow! You are the best combination quantity/speed/quality model railroader I have ever experienced!

    Keep it up! Let's see that U30b soon!

  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Tom, your decals and applications never cease to astound me.
  4. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    :) thanks for sharing...
  5. mike_newton

    mike_newton Member

    I am always amazed Tom. Thank you for letting us see your handy work.
  6. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Tom, splain to me what the yellow dot near the bottom of the car is?
  7. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Bob
    I always thought it was a truck inspection stencil, always learning something here.
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Got another QA&P 50' boxcar converted. This one started out as BNSF used a eraser to remove the undesired lettering, then fixed it up with some QA&P decals. The Walthers model came with 33" wheels but stenciled for 36" 1WSTL WHLS. So I puts 36" wheels under it, remove the KD truck shims and the coupler height is right on the money. Car is stenciled for "cotton bale loading only" as car is wood lined for that service.
    I should be trying to use the "Transcontinental Cut Off" slogan on my QA&P rolling stock.

    Started like this:
    Now looks like this:

  10. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Beautiful work! Always a joy to see your photos.
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  11. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Looks much better than the BNSF version Tom!

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  12. dwoomer

    dwoomer Member

    Agree, great work and MUCH better than Been Nothing Since Frisco!
  13. Looks great Tom. I'll take two!
    Nice job all the way around. Your decals are super. I love your entire concept with these.
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  14. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    That instructional lettering is an especially nice touch, Tom. Nice and crisp, too. Keep 'em coming,
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  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks for all the input and comments everyone. I really do appreciate them.
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  16. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Great looking Tom, love the QA&P
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  17. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks William!!
    How is your mrr coming along?

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