Resin Wood Reefer Project

Bill Dixon
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Still painting my test shell.
Screwed up on painting the hardware. Need to touch up the yellow.

Not sure what to decal it. Probably a private road name as those decals will be easy to do.

Haven't been able to get a good picture. Going to have to stop trying to use my phone camera and use an actual camera.
The gloss paint job is throwing things off a bit. It does look good with yellow sides, brown roof, ends and under frame, and black hardware.
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Bill Dixon
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j p
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Re: Resin Wood Reefer Project

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I can try to help with some pictures. I tried to search for 40' wood reefers with fish belly center sill and found out that North Western Refrigerator Line Co. would be one option. Which ends does your reefer have? Both wood and steel ends would work for NWX.
Another possiblility would be Union Refrigerator Transit and Western Refrigerator Line (both with with wood ends)

scaro

Re: Resin Wood Reefer Project

Post by scaro »

Bill Dixon wrote:Still painting my test shell.
Screwed up on painting the hardware. Need to touch up the yellow.

Not sure what to decal it. Probably a private road name as those decals will be easy to do.

Haven't been able to get a good picture. Going to have to stop trying to use my phone camera and use an actual camera.
The gloss paint job is throwing things off a bit. It does look good with yellow sides, brown roof, ends and under frame, and black hardware.

well. based on the things bill has sent me already, i can say that they are better than they appear in photos.

i'd have confidence that the reefer is going to be a good'un.

ben

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Re: Resin Wood Reefer Project

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Been painting my test shell and my finished model.
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I couldn't get Reefer Yellow so I ended up using PGE Yellow which is a bit orange.
I like the results and will use it for my private road name cars. I now have access to some Polyscale Reefer yellow and if I can get that to spray properly I will use that on a few cars.
I say "if I can get it to spray properly" as I had a disaster trying to spray two hoppers CNR brown. It did not cover at all well. Happily I was able to wash the paint right off. I may not have cleaned the shell properly. Don't know what went wrong but I think next time I will use a primer on the shell first.
Working on decals for CPR and my private road names. I received the info to do the PGE silver cars from a local PGE modeller.
Want to do a few bill board cars but they cannot be too fancy unless I want to pay to have the decals made.
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Bill Dixon
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richardedmonds
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Re: Resin Wood Reefer Project

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Oh no Bill my wallet is getting flat not fat and looks like it might be getting flatter. I like the old reefers and yours is looking good

scaro

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they look great. gotta have one and a 36' boxcar too.

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For a while (read years) I have been running my two wood reefers, painted, unlettered.
In a BCSME post I showed the results of adding printed sides to the car.
I like the results so I took my three unbuilt reefers and removed the side hardware to give a smooth surface for the paper sides.

This month MicroTrains released two N-Scale banana reefers with slightly different paint schemes. I am going to do one car with a different scheme on each side.
The other two will become beer reefers, one colourful and one plain.

Tomorrow (today) I will clean and prime the shells. Then when the primer is dry, do the body paint using Vallejo acrylics. All going well (and it doesn't get too hot to work) they should be finished Tuesday.
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Bill Dixon
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Murad
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Re: Resin Wood Reefer Project

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Bill Dixon wrote:Lets try again.

It never rains but it pours - or to put it another way many good things arrive at once.
I know these models are over shadowed by the SW1200s (Have you ordered yours yet? I have) but they are interesting nevertheless.

Usually when somebody brings me a six-pack beer holder I am unhappy if it contains no beer.
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In this case I will be lenient because almost every compartment had an interesting resin bit in it.
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Here is a finished (with a quick paint job) wood reefer.
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I have been trying to paint my test shell with Floquil Reefer yellow - I borrowed a bottle. It is not going on very well. I forgot that yellow needs to go on in several thin layers. You cant' rush it as i was trying to do with less than wonderful results. i will add another coat when the weather stops bucketing down.

The kit comes with a one piece body and a separate under frame.
You need to add: trucks, couplers, brake wheel and a piece of wire for the brake staff, and stirrup steps.

The kt will cost $ 25.00.

Projects:
Project 0 was the old Coastal engineering hopper car molds that started this all off. They can still be produced if anybody wants them

Project 1 is the new ribbed side two-bay hopper.

Project 2 is the new offset side two-bay hopper.

This wood reefer is project 3.
I will discuss the new project four in a new topic.
Is there any chance to get these cars?
WTB any of the HP Products locomotive parts

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