Over the next couple of months I will show you my fleet of On30" rolling stock. Many of the cars have shown up in other photos but I will tell you about each. So lets begin with Rangeley Lakes Railroad milk car that was presented in the August 2011 issue of RMC.
I wanted to have a milk car for my mixed fleet of Maine rolling stock. I thought the Bachmann Models baggage car could work well as it is short in size. I modeled it with the doors open including an employee and a couple of milk cans. The milk cans are Berkshire Valley No. 524 and a Life-Like figure that had his hands altered to fit the milk can.
Pullman green from Floquil is the base coat. I also over-sprayed the car once again when finished with the green. Floquil grimy black is applied to the roof and under-body. Of course gloss coat was applied before decals and flat finish at the end.
To name the car I looked at a very old sheet of Robert Sloan decals. I just cut out the Rangeley Lake Railroad which had a nice ring to it. The milk is from a B&M milk car set. The numbering is from a Black Cat set done for the B&SR. The Hood's sign which one would have seen a lot in Maine is from a Hood's 140th year commemorative calendar. I just color copied the sign reducing it a bit. I wanted it to look like an attached metal placard.
Now its time to pickup all that Maine milk that is routed over the line...George Dutka
|The Bachmann car before starting the project.|
|Both doors are open with milk cans and train crew on board. The floor is painted Floquil grime with some weathering chalks applied while the paint is damp.|
|The train is operating on my HO White River Division layout which appears to look at home when no structures are found in the scene.|