QA&P "proto-lancing"

Discussion in 'General' started by Robleese, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    After learning how to print my own decals using a laser printer and decal paper, I have produced the following "what if ?" models in O scale: qap_autoparts1.jpg QAP_autopartsX.jpg qap_autopoarts2.jpg QAP_FP45.jpg qap_mech1.jpg qap_mech2.jpg qap_mech3.jpg QAP_tofc1.jpg qap4.jpg

    I also did a 5 car series of 50' plug door boxcars with the GARX reporting marks (in the 6th photo). The GARX cars are not exact replicas of the fleet QA&P leased, but hey...
    One of them was donated to the RR museum in Quanah.
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm liking me some QA&P stuff O scale, HO, what if or not, about all of my QA&P stuff is what if, but try to base it on common practice the mother road applied. I especially like your first image of the cushion car.
  3. Those are great. I always enjoy Tom's "what if" QA&P models. Neat seeing someone else take it on too.
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  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Very nice!

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  5. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    Although the QA&P never had an express reefer like this, it is still fun to pretend.
    I goofed on the finished car by putting decals behind the high brake wheel ladder...still not too bad.
  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Here is a couple I have done over a few years. I have had a lot of fun doing these.

    QAP 799.jpg
    QAP 1976.jpg
    QAP 60.jpg
    QAP autorack.jpg
    QAP BX 11335.jpg
    QAP BX 15194.jpg
    QAP BX 700329.jpg
    QAP CRN 002.jpg
    QAP HPR 836.jpg QAP PIG 79248.jpg
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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I always enjoy seeing you efforts.
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  8. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    TOM: Your 'QUANAH' boxcars are masterpieces!
    I think that the 'Quanah' needs a passenger train ... somewhere is my piles of "stuff" I have plans for an SP "shorty" combine - used somewhere around the San Antonio area. It would be a good starting point; will have to see if I can locate it for you.
  9. Man o man Tom I love everyone of those. I have seen them before and still love checking them out.
    I would sure love to make it out to see your layout someday.
  10. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Nice Tom. I imagine you might have more Quanah equipment on your pike than the QA&P rostered!

  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Ha, your not far from being right there Ken.

    btw decaling your RS2 very soon. Just waiting on the scalecoat to dry.
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  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Steve, it is worth the trip. I've been twice but want to go again and spend more time there.
  13. Having only seen the video I can't imagine it in person.
  14. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    The latest from QA&P paint 800 class series of express boxcar to replace the old 400 series which had bad lettering. FA6CB17E-CB64-41F7-8A52-19D63E5041C2.jpeg 13AFE6C2-0B70-4FB5-92EA-745929CA5338.jpeg FB19BA6F-CFC9-4677-96EE-4D8528DC03D6.jpeg
  15. Looks great. I wish I was smart enough to do that.
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  16. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    5ABC8099-6738-4915-851D-8DE9F5D39047.jpeg 3D71CAB2-2748-4870-B55F-0701856A84A3.jpeg The latest:
  17. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    This is a first attempt at modelling a QA&P GP7. Sharp eyed people will notice it is actually a GP9, so the louvers messed up the lettering. I have recently finished an actual Lionel GP7 redone as turned out much better.
  18. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    qap_bag.jpg qap_bag.jpg qap_bag2.jpg qap_box.jpg qap_gp7.jpg qap_hop.jpg qap_tank1.jpg qap_tank2.jpg
    All O gauge. Custom paint and homemade decals.

    Attached Files:

  19. Robleese

    Robleese Member

  20. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    That is QA&P fireman Dee Smith holding down the left-hand side for engineer Clyde King. Dee always wore a cowboy hat on duty.
    Fun times while they lasted.

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