What's on the bench?

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As a stay-at-home project during the corona curfew, I started to build a new US prototype diorama. It's a fictitious small station somewhere in the Rust Belt. Next step will be ballasting. For more photos of what I did recently, just visit my Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/jpachl/

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It looks like the start of another excellent job Joern!
I am always amazed by your photographs, I have to look closely to see if it's a model or real!

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Something is on the bench - or rather on the printer's table. Can you guess? It is not hard to guess, but it is hard (and expensive) to make it. :think:
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Is that 3D print? If so, the roof looks amazing.
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I don't know of a wooden freight car with a roof, sides, and doors made of metal. Perhaps a Pennsy type?
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It is AAR 1937 boxcar based on Gold Coast model.
I had some "wounded" cars and one kit from Mike with errors on the side too. I removed the rivets and vertical lines representing the panels and then printed the wooden side pattern on the sides instead.

The prototype is Great Northern's AAR 1937 boxcar. Those boxcars were made to the AAR standard. The sides were wooden to please GN's customers.
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I have chosen a later paint scheme though, to add some more color to my train.

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Very nice, I am partial to the Great Northern, even if it wasn't for the fact that I grew up in and currently live in GN territory. Must be the goat...
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Something else is on the bench too:
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This boxcar is based on a 3D print from Shapeways. It seems to be rescaled from HO or something, the walls were too thin and unstable. I made a bearing skeleton out of aluminum plates to support the sides.
It needs a clear coat, underframe, trucks, and couplers.

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The M53 wagon top car. It's a good model of the prototype. Unfortunately, the model is missing the rivets. Mike has it tried with archer decal rivets.
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I could print the rivets directly on the model. It would require slightly better quality of the Shapeways model though. Alignment of the lettering was difficult enough, each side had to be done separately.
Other Shapeways models are much easier to work with.

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