This modelling project aims to turn what is a not too bad model from the Athearn Blue Box set of kits into something a little more, without a great deal of work. There are compromises that you have to make along the way as the model is too wide (by about a scale foot) and too short (by somewhere about the same length) and the roof is the wrong pattern for the ACF built XAF10 class.
However, they are cheap, available on the second-hand market, and often still in model stores both in undecorated and RailBox guise, and with a little work they can be made into quite the nice model. If you don’t count rivets, that is.
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Part 2 – Body works (getting physical – no Olivia Newton-John required)
Part 4 – Painting and decaling
Part 5 – Weathering
Part 6 – Model gallery