Friday, April 8, 2011
Austrains WHX's losing their shine. . .
Before and after grain wagons. . .
Moved three of the Austrains WHXs out of the paint shop after appropriately weathering them and taking off that Fresh-from-Tulloch's gleam. This is all acrylics, with varied washes of india ink and alcohol. You'll notice I snipped the brake hangers off the bogies; perhaps the more accurate option would be replacement of the bogies all together, but I couldn't justify another $10/car when the modified bogey is "close enough." I understand many of these cars kept their modified trucks.
So, here's a group of "before" and "after" WHX's. The grain car fleet is getting prettybig these days!
If you're observant, you'll see a "Red Box/White R" logo on the car in the left background, an attempt at a bit of variety. I haven't seen any real pattern to which of these cars got the red box vs. the more prevalent white box.