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Spruce log shuttle
From a recent HiLo harvest.


Wiseman kits, just assembled, and placed on the test track.
They come with Tichy archbars, which can be a miserable p.i.t.a. to assemble, but (knock on wood) they're rolling okay.
When one fails I'll replace them all with Accurail Andrews.
Brown Train Wheel Track Wood
 

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Nice work! I've been working on adding some more rust to my freight cars, so this is both inspiration and guidance to me.
 
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Old Walthers 'brown box'
TrainLine equivalent?


Modified...
Train Wheel Sky Cloud Rolling stock
Cloud Publication Font Wood Material property
Brown Cloud Publication Font Material property
 

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More of my favorite herald
Accurails, (in two different motifs) ExactRail, and Tangent.
Rectangle Font Material property Parallel Gas
Glasses Musical instrument accessory Bag Eyewear Audio equipment
Plant Rolling stock Rolling Font Vehicle
Line Rectangle Font Gas Rolling stock
Gas Rolling Wheel Packaging and labeling Rectangle
 

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In the train room by myself.
Tryin to keep occupied, to keep my mind off the significance of today's date. :(
 

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LS, do you ever have an issue with the green of some NP cars? There must have been a “correct” colour for the green, but I have seen many shades on many cars from many manufacturers….
Yeah, there are a few greens like that.
Pullman Green is another.
Some variations are enough to even be apparent in photographs.

But historically, 'NP Green' was substituted for brown in the mid 1960's, and changed a few times before the BN-like Cascade Green became standard.
Older and newer cars were on the rails together, and model manufacturers tried to copy the 'shade-of-the-month' as well as possible.
So depending on the build date, the prototype green cars could likely vary quite a bit. Thus the difference in the models as well.
I have two Accurail versions, (large & small herald) and they're different shades of green. I also have two large heralds that are slightly different shades... and sure enough -- the printed build dates are years apart.
 

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And I imagine the sun had a play in the colour fading….although I don’t know if green fades as much as, say, red….
 

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Discussion Starter · #376 · (Edited)
A stark example
In post #366, the ExactRail 50-footer and the Tangent Hi-Cube appear to be completely different greens... that's not merely a photographic nuance.
 

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In the train room by myself.
Tryin to keep occupied, to keep my mind off the significance of today's date. :(
Spent a lot of the day out in the yard trying to do the same. At some point I realized it was better to think about it... and it's significance.
 

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PARTLY BASHED TRUCK MODELS
Various manufacturers...
CMW, Woodland Scenics, Sylvan, and Athearn.

Some pics taken a while back with the old cellphone... kinda dark and out of focus.
  • The CMW dump truck bed was removed, and remade of styrene with a tilt-out gate.
  • The green flatbed is a Sylvan kit with A-Line wheels.
  • The red flatbed and yellow/white stakebed are bashed CMW's.
  • The school bus is an old resin shell of uncertain origin... I just added a chassis and A-Line wheels.
  • The tan panel truck is a very old Athearn.
  • The City Trailways bus is an old Athearn treasure.
  • The red box-bed is WS.
  • The rig is a CMW trailer with a Sylvan Canonball cab.
Tire Wheel Truck Vehicle Motor vehicle
Vehicle Truck Motor vehicle Automotive tire Toy
Tire Wheel Vehicle Motor vehicle Automotive tire
Wheel Vehicle Tire Truck Automotive tire
Tire Wheel Vehicle Car Motor vehicle
Bus Vehicle Motor vehicle Tire Wheel
Bus Vehicle Wheel Tire Motor vehicle
Vehicle Car Motor vehicle Automotive design Automotive exterior
Land vehicle Vehicle Wheel Tire Truck
 
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