34' Box Repaints

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34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Tue May 21, 2019 9:54 am

I needed some yard fodder for the Colusa & Lake route that would be suitable for 1890s. I liked the idea of all the 34' box repaints that are in the DLS, but found them to be a little too fanciful for reality. To solve this, I created my own repaints that might be of interest to others.
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So far I am up to 8 cars, about half are fictional railroads but they play the part well. For each car I used a historic color that would have been available. When possible, they are painted a color they were historically. The C&NW car is Prince's Metallic, which was the color they used on freight cars historically. I will try to work up another pair of cars based on similar prototypes and then upload them to the DLS.
34' Box Cars:

Illinois Central
Chicago & North Western
Flint & Pere Marquette - Blue Line
Boca Brewing Company Reefer
Lehigh Valley Lumber Car
Washoe Valley Railroad
Moraga Springs Northern Ry. Grain Line
Mojave Belt Ry.

I am open to suggestions, but I want to keep these cars looking as close to the prototype as possible, so this means no SP/UP cars, or other cars with plug doors.

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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby Pencil » Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm

Those look great!! I'm looking forward to running them!

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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Wed May 22, 2019 7:35 pm

I was inspired. There are now 16 repaints!
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Detailed screens coming soon.

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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 am

As promised, here is closer look at the repaints:

Atlantic & Pacific #500-599
Unlike AT&SF, the A&P ordered a series of 34' cars with normal sliding doors. AT&SF preferred the Wagner plug door design which was a wooden plug door. I've used a typical mineral brown for this color.
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Chicago & North Western #4300-4399
Represents CNW 1890s appearance. Correct logo drawn and applied. Painted Prince's Mineral Color, the color used by CNW in the 1890s.
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Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad #6500-6999
Based on 1890s photographs. Painted Prince's Mineral Color. If you're wondering about the trend, I found a catalog for the paint that was full of letters from railroads who used it.
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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 am

Chicago Burlington & Quincy #4000-4499
Based on photographs of cars from the 1880s-1890s. Cars are painted Prince's Mineral Color. Use of the color dates back to the 1870s on the CB&Q and remained in use until the 1940s.
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Burlington & Missouri River #3200-3399
A CB&Q Subsidy, so it is painted just like it's big brother.
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Leigh Valley Lumber Car #4000-4499
Painted tuscan, an extremely common color used on eastern equipment.
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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:18 am

Illinois Central Railroad #3500-3999
More tuscan!
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Northern Pacific Railroad #6000-6999
One of many standard NP box cars purchased in the late 1880s through the early 1890s. The Air Brake slogan on the car is from the late 1890s. Painted a generic mineral brown color.
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Northern Pacific Railroad Lumber car #7000-7999
Same scheme as above with the addition of "Lumber" added above the number. That's how NP did it, so that's how I did it.
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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 am

Missouri - Kansas - Texas #7400-7699
Another tuscan car. I found a photograph showing one of these cars and loved the old herald on the car.
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Boca Brewing Company #101-130
The Boca Brewing Company of California operated a small fleet of reefers for shipping beer across the country. Sadly the brewery burned down in the 1890s and was never rebuilt. A single photograph showing one of these cars exists. Color comes from authentic advertisements for Boca Beer. Some components of the artwork drawn by Don Ball.
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Flint & Perre Marquette Blue Line #4300-4399
Line cars were early express cars and painted in specific colors for the lines they represented.
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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:21 am

The final prototype car of the bunch:

Wabash Overland Line #8000-8499
Another Line car based on historic descriptions of the prototype and photographs.
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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby ferroequine » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:24 am

Three Fictional Railroads:

Washoe Valley Railroad #1000-1049
It's hard to get much more Nevada than this! Painted the same red color used by V&T/C&C and others.
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Moraga Springs Northern Railway #1000-1099
Based on cars operated on the model railroad built by my friend Don Ball. Painted yellow ochre just like Don's cars.
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Mojave Belt Railway #1200-1299
Based on the long dismantled model railroad club I worked on as a teenager. Painted generic mineral brown.
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The beta for the whole set will be available shortly!

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Re: 34' Box Repaints

Postby Pencil » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 pm

Those look great! Thank you for making and sharing those cars!
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