|My two NH boxcars are seen heading through Bellows Crossing on the White River Division.|
I assembled this kit in 2009 adding a few extra details. The main assembly is very easy with just the couplers being changed out with Kadee #58 true scale couplers. I carved off the grabs and used finer versions from my parts box. Cut levers are also added. The stirrups are thin so I left them alone. The car got a heavy coating of powders.
This boxcar I purchased and assembled in 2012. I used Kadee #58 true scale couplers. I added a wire bleed rod and bent wire uncoupling levers. The stirrups are also thin on this model so are left as is. The grab irons are shaved off and new ones I had on hand at the time are added. This car really stands out on the layout without weathering so a good dose of white and gray powders are added to dull it down a bit.
These are two really sharp lookers for my era which find their way into my trains on regular basis...George Dutka
|This photo is what motivated Peter and I to construct a model of a NH 40' PS-1.|
|I added a good dose of chalk and powder once I finished adding a few extra details to this Branchline model.|
|This is my other Branchline Yardmaster Series model. I really like the distinctive colouring on this model. It too got a wash of powders and chalk.|