Saturday, 19 November 2016

A CN Proto 2000 Gondola

My newest gondola is seen in service on the WRD...and it already looks well used.
Here is another car I picked up at the Ancaster train show. It is a Proto kit that is assemble and weathered. The modeler has added a board by board wooden floor which was stained a rust colour. The weathering of the car was nice also...so another one for the WRD fleet. Once I got it home I gave the wooden flooring a coat of Hunterline creosote black. It did nothing to the flooring. The next day I painted the floor Floquil grime then when almost dry added a coat of India ink stain. The ink acually made some of the Floquil lift a bit and wash away. It actually looked pretty good. A coat of Bragdon powders is applied followed by a load of waste...George Dutka

This is how the interior looked with a coat of Hunterline stain.

This is how the floor looks with a coat of Floquil grime and a wash of India ink. I think it is looking a lot better. I actually scribe the floor before adding this finish.

I added a little more detail (junk) than I normally do. Some F&C concrete blocks, wooden ties, Tichy barrel and lid, tie plates, skids and some steel rods and newspapers. I cut out a CNR herald I colour copied and leaned it on one side. Some dirt from my Westboro jar and Scenic Express pasture mix rounds out the additions.

2 comments:

  1. George,
    Have joined your Postings. Certainly very impressed by your detailing- well done. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Hi Kev..thanks and welcome aboard...George

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