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Rider Sandman posted:

Hello Paul. I have a couple of the Rock Islands. I like the gray “rock” load as a fun alternative to the coal loads in the other cars. Like you, I hope they come back around. 

Yes indeed.  I painted over the limestone rock load with pretty much the same flat color, then applied a grimy-black wash to help accentuate the rocks.

I managed to find 2 single cars a few years ago, so they both have the same road number.  I know Lionel also offered a 3-pack in these, hopefully I can find a set of these someday.

They are fantastically detailed.  Due to their weight though, I probably would want to run much more than 6~10 or so at the very most.  And that's on level track! 

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Paul  

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