Well weathered covered hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper Cars' started by meteor910, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    For those of you who are expert at weathering freight cars (I'm not), here is a good test for you.

    This is MP 718002, a 4600 ft3 three-bay ACF Center Flow. This car shows what the strong powdered chelating/sequestering agent we shipped in them does to the paint job. Our entire fleet was MP or C&EI cars, almost all ACF 2-bay and 3-bay.

    Though this is not a Frisco car, these shipments did sometimes travel on Frisco rails - we had customers in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma as I recall.

    Note the only thing that looks unscathed is the ACF builders medallion!


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  2. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Nifty, Ken. I dunno, some of those weathering gurus I've seen in MR recently can sure do a number on cars. Love to see somebody try it. I think you can still find these kits (McKean) online in various places.

    Rancho Bob
  3. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    A beautiful weathering job! Would look great on the BN green SL-SF covered hoppers!

    Joe Toth
  4. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's my version of that MoPac covered hopper in G scale, obviously before all the weathering took place. Note that some MoPac cars had the buzz saw in the center; others toward the right side.


    Ken McElreath

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