Wednesday again, and going after a @modeltruckshop post. Humbling indeed. This weekend, I got a good chunk of Saturday to work on some models, and set out to turn every undecorated single-sheath boxcar into a Frisco model. Well, maybe a half-dozen. I showed a few of these last week underway, but did make some progress on the 120XXX and 160XXX cars using Accurail undecs, and modifying the underframes on the 160XXX cars to straight frames and adding some brake rigging. The car on the right is a car that I got in a swap with Tim Moran (Free-Mo Tim), who I sent some post-1930 AAR boxcars in exchange for a pile of Accurail, Tichy, and Ertl (sp?) cars that were in various states of (un)decoration. The car on the right below is actually a Tichy car that is not such a good match for a 150XXX car, but I did not notice the discrepancy until after decaling (grabs vs ladders on side/ends). In addition to these, I have a couple of Accurail #4300s that I am working into straight frames as a match for the 150XXX cars of the Frisco. Not a bad match with that mod. These still need some weathering, brake staffs, and a few other details. More to come on these. Sorry about the backdrop edge showing. These photos are on a module propped up on sawhorses. I also had some K-4 decals come in after seeing the El Paso and Southwestern set on their site. The E.P. & S.W. was absorbed into the SP at some point, hopefully not too far out of character for my layout. I looked in the old ORERs, and the E.P. & S.W. did have some wood/wood end 36ft boxcars, so I dressed up an Accurail car with that set. Still needs the brake staff and some weathering. I have also been working on a couple more muley stand-ins. Here is also a work-in-progress using that grab iron tool to make the long cupola and smoke stack braces. Finally, I also had a Proto 2000 model of a Mather boxcar. I worked off the AC&Y logo that came on the car and started to turn it into another Wichita and Northwestern car. The K-4 decal set is for this type of car, but the letter breaks are not quite right for the spans between the braces. Need to fix that "I" as well before getting the decals to lay down. These are really nice models if you can find one on eBay. Well, that's enough for this week. Take Care All! -Bob T.