cramden, you will find your bag of coal right after you buy another bag of coal.
Nice dump car.
Nice dump car.
Ready to shot down those pesky Russian, Chinese and North Korean rockets! Maybe even Lionel three rail but I might be able to pass on that. For a matter of fact, I will launch at any threat to my Ping Pong Table American Flyer Layout! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
Cramden;Good looking tank cars. I like the die-cast frame ones even though they have less detail than the plastic frame ones. They are heavier and seem to track better. Here's my pic for the day. A boxed 716 automatic dump car from 1948. Somehow, I have managed to misplace the bag of coal. View attachment 505928
I bought some decal paper to use on my ink jet printer. I had hoped to create some custom logos but, to date, I have not tried. They are suppose to work good with some decal fixer and a light coat of clear paint. A project for a later day...Tom, some people should not be allowed to posses a paint brush. The girder might have been painted also. It is still a girder.
Broke, I would still use these cars because I am not a rivet counter either.
The ATSF symbol in the upper left is a paper sticker. This was the picture side of the 803.
No symbol sticker on other side and for some reason the lettering not so strong.
The decal problem was always an issue. Now the clearcoat after they dry fixes that. Actually I use a Semi Gloss, because real life is not glossy. :laugh:Broke, I have not used any decal paper either. I think it works well with some practice.
Like anything else. I remember as a kid doing decals on my plastic models such as planes.
They would always look fine for awhile and then they would dry out and curl away from the model.
That's where the clearcoat comes in. Keeps those decals down.
Nice one Fred, I'll have to post some pics of my oddball 969 later. But now you need to get one of these in case you miss with your shot!Ready to shot down those pesky Russian, Chinese and North Korean rockets! Maybe even Lionel three rail but I might be able to pass on that. For a matter of fact, I will launch at any threat to my Ping Pong Table American Flyer Layout! :laugh::laugh::laugh: