Sunday, February 21, 2016

Box Car Progress

Box car with roof, load and roof walk supports added.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Box Car

A shot of details included in the kit and the drawing from the instructions. The preformed grab irons are nice. I don't like bending my own.  

New Box Car Progress

Doors and door tracks added. Roof will be glued on after the cargo is added. The roof was sprayed with cheap primer to hide the wood grain and simulate the smooth surface of a metal roof.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Marsh Creek Link

Here is the URL for Marsh Creek Miniatures, who produces the box car kit I am building. This is their 20 foot box car kit.

The kit comes less trucks, couplers and decals.I used the Microtrains 1023 couplers.

The trucks are Model Railroad General Store Gilpin HOn30 trucks with NWSL wheels. They are smaller than the Grandt HOn30 trucks, but longer than the N scale Microtrains arch bar trucks.

Monday, February 15, 2016

One More Photo

Top View showing the interior. The floor was stained with a wash of Van Dyke brown acrylic paintm

Another Photo

Side shot. The smudges are rubber cement that will be removed after painting to simulate peeling paint.

More box car pics

A shot showing the frame with trucks and couplers mounted.

New Marsh Creek Miniatures Box Car Kit

I recently bought a Marsh Miniatures box car kit. It is nicely done. It fits together nicely. Shown here are the sides, ends and floor installed over the frame. The floor has been stained with a wash. The sides, ends and roof walk have been weathered with Weather-It. More pictures later.