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UP25831 Shoving Platform Caboose conversion
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM UTC
Thank you, Mike.

I'll add the belts later




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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:
http://imgur.com/a/JIgNt

Before the base coat of UP yellow, I pre shaded with Rust-Oleum red primer and flat black. This way the Krylon yellow that I already have won't look to bright.





Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:
http://imgur.com/a/JIgNt


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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 04:29 AM UTC
The roof was masked off then a base coat of an old can of a Krylon bright yellow was sprayed on. A close match to the prototype I think
rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4163473








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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:14 PM UTC
Very nice.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 06:44 AM UTC
Thanks, Jim. Decals arrived on Saturday so that's next




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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 07:37 AM UTC
Decals set and some pre weathering










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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:28 PM UTC
Looks nice with the weathering. There is a caboose similar to this over at the New York State Fair Grounds.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:44 PM UTC
I think that worked well, knocking down the brightness to closer to UP's Armour Yellow.
I love the dusty rust effects down low too.
Keep up the posts!
thanks,
Sean H.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 07:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks nice with the weathering. There is a caboose similar to this over at the New York State Fair Grounds.

Jim


Thank you.
Interesting, is it still in service or on display?


Quoted Text

I think that worked well, knocking down the brightness to closer to UP's Armour Yellow.
I love the dusty rust effects down low too.
Keep up the posts!
thanks,
Sean H.


Thanks for the comments.

The darker grime will be refined a little by going back in with some alcohol damp brush. The prototype of this replica is still in service and is covered in graffiti, end to end, all the bottom half. This is next




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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:21 AM UTC
KS1,

The scuffing on the steps looks super! The grime on the trucks does too. That caboose looks like it has seen many miles over the Wasatch.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC
It's static display. As far as I know, there are no cabooses currently in active service with an US railroads.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:02 AM UTC

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KS1,

The scuffing on the steps looks super! The grime on the trucks does too. That caboose looks like it has seen many miles over the Wasatch.


Thanks for the compliments. It's seen many miles since it was built in 1979


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It's static display. As far as I know, there are no cabooses currently in active service with an US railroads.

Jim


There are Transfer Caboose(s) still active such as this one I'm building




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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC
Progress continues now with the "graffiti" as the prototype looked in 2007 - 2008

Both sides are captured in these two photos:
http://www.puregraffiti.com/graffiti-gallery/showphoto.php/photo/151978/title/up-bay-window-caboose/cat/2
http://www.puregraffiti.com/graffiti-gallery/showphoto.php/photo/144200/title/bay-window-caboose/cat/2

Resized (scaled) prints were made for the hand painted names on both sides of the prototype. These prints were cut out as stencils to get the proportions and styles just right. These stencils were held in place with my thumb while I painted in the fills with hobby brand acrylics. The outlines, clouds, shadows and details and touch-ups will be handled later freehand with a fine brush





While studying this print of TLOK, I notice the original UP deco that was covered up except the top was still visible.
This deco was the KEEP ON TRUCKIN' . . . BY TRAIN
Now I search through my collection of decals for something that looks like it




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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 04:48 AM UTC
Nice job so far on the graffiti.

Now, maybe it's just me, but seeing graffiti on things just makes me angry. To me it's a complete disrespect of other peoples property. I realize that graffiti "artists" don't really care about that, though.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Jim, Thanks for the compliment.

You're not alone in your opinion on "graffiti". Many others dislike this activity as well.

I like this specific subject of realism when replicating prototypes. I wouldn't replicate a clean train. I wouldn't replicate a clean train with graffiti. It's just not interesting to me. I'm interested in weathered and damaged and with graffiti on train subjects



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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 05:24 AM UTC
True, it does add realism to the model.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 05:26 AM UTC

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KS1,

The scuffing on the steps looks super! The grime on the trucks does too. That caboose looks like it has seen many miles over the Wasatch.



I'm with Fred here KSO, the paint chipping on the step risers is a standout effect. Did you use hairspray to get that?
I've been following your conversion here right through without comment so far because I know precisely Zero about railway rolling stock, but your techniques and attention to detail are awesome as always.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 05:59 AM UTC
What up, D ! Thanks for checking in.

I used the simple sponge technique. I tore off bits off of a facial make-up sponge and touched it into paint. Then dabbed a little off onto a paper towel, then dabbed it onto the spots on the model that I wanted the worn off look. The paint is Gunze Sangyo, Burnt Iron, 76




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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 07:35 AM UTC
I found appropriate decals by Microscale. I just needed to imply the part that is still visible









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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:07 PM UTC
There are screens welded over the large side windows and end door windows. I found fine screen from a 12" diameter frying thing used for … frying food on the stove, to replicate this.

I measured and cut the parts then spray painted ruddy red primer









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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 04:08 AM UTC
Really nice touch! Looking good!

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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 07:31 PM UTC
Hi Mike, Thanks for looking in




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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 08:43 AM UTC
This is where it's at so far. More detail and weathering is to continue.

Basically this is how Transfer Caboose UP 25831 looked in 2007 - 2008, both sides













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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 01:38 PM UTC
Wow! That's surprisingly accurate! Really well done.
Thanks again for sharing your step-by-step.
-Sean H
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 04:41 AM UTC
Thanks and you're welcome!