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 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.


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