|A CV local heads out over the White River trestle.|
After reading an article in the CVRHS Ambassador Volume 26, No. 2 I thought I would share a picture of my own CV 40' boxcar model. Although a bit crude by today's standards, the car sees regular service delivering bagged grain on my layout. It's actually the first car I painted and applied decals to back in the early 1980's when I lived in Vermont. For the model I used an old MDC kit for the boxcar and Herald King decals. I painted it "forest green" using a spray bomb. I'm big on rattle cans vs. an airbrush although I do have several...Kevin Smith.
It is interesting to see both Bob and Kevin chose the same car number. I have seen photos of this lettering scheme on cars CV54510 and CV54511 but have not see a photo of CV54514 lettered this way...something to keep an eye out for...George Dutka
|Here we see Bob's car along with some of my prototype photos. I do have a decal for modeling a second car for my fleet. I may use it to model CV54510 or CV54511. The Herald King decal is B-152.|
|My friend Warren Dodgson was in St. Albans yard on April 2, 1989. Some nice weathering could be done to a model to emulate the car for the 1980's. It originally was a GTW car with a 7' door.|
|Kevin Smith's model see in his White River Jct. yard. A great looking model.|
|An overhead view of the roof with a bit of extra weathering. The original boxcar sides were weathered by Bob Hannah.|