|The finished work flat is ready to go. I pretty well cleaned out my O scale detail drawer on this project. When I purchased a Crow River Products clam-shell bucket kit I knew right away were it would go and this project began.|
This 8 stake pocket flat cars I acquired partly built. I did have to track down O scale stirrups, grabs and trucks. I used HO scale Kadee couplers and pockets. The trucks I eventually used came from a Bachmann flatcar that had its trucks replaced. The Bachmann car got the newer low riding trucks leaving these as excess. The stirrups are Tichy #2009 and Grandt Line 14" brake wheel #33. I used HO scale scale casting for the underside, Walthers 933-829. I later found a O scale piston which was replaced.
A wash of Floquil boxcar red is applied to the sides. The deck has Hunterline weathering mix applied followed by a wash of Floquil grime and Bragdon powders. I did distress the deck before weathering. The lettering is from a Mount Blue Model Co. SR&RL flat car set. Gloss coat and dulcoat was applied using a brush while decaling.
I picked the number from the list of 8 stake flats which ran on the SR&RL. I am not sure if that car ever got the sideboards I added or if it was used as a tool car. I just liked the idea of a flat car loaded with details that could be put to use along the right of way during maintenance....George Dutka
|Another look with some of the details glued in place.|
|The work car is loaded with equipment needed down the line. I added some fine wire coils and a couple lengths of chain to the mix.|
|All the details are glued in place. I did add a bit of real dirt shortly after this photo was taken.|
|The finished model sits on the Sandy River Car Shops plans.|