Tag Archives: Boxcar

Site seeing: 23 October – The weathering I’m not worthy edition

Back in August I showcased the work of Martin Wellberg, from Borne in the Netherlands. He’s back after working on another set of large models. On to the visual feast. Site 1: Martin Wellberg’s ‘Dirty Stuff 2’ on Freerails I’m … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 6

It’s the load ’em up and lock ’em down edition. Site 1: Loading a boxcar with broken down loading bins If you’ve ever wondered what a load should look like inside a boxcar (I know that this is specific to … Continue reading

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Site seeing: October 03

I love the size, and the presence that O scale models have. While cruising around on the MRH forum the other day I came across the blog of Jack from France (SVJRR) whose modelling is just outstanding. And so onto today’s … Continue reading

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Updating Athearn Blue Box Railbox XAF 10 cars

It has been some time since I’ve had the funds or the time really to do much of anything in the modelling realm.

I’ve simply not had the funds to bring a lot of the work I’ve had underway forward to completion. Thanks to the Taxman and a payout due to being laid off, I’ve been able to order some extra parts to complete most of my Railbox cars. Continue reading

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A Short History of the SP/SSW 40 foot Hi-cube boxcars and notes on modelling them

Originally posted on the old HVL Blog – August 10, 2010 Introduction The forty foot, 70 ton, Hi-Cube boxcars were built in the mid-1960’s specifically for high volume low weight cargo and were most often used in captive service between … Continue reading

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