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 In my on going quest to model the Rutland. I wanted to try my hand at assembling a closer to the prototype single sheathed boxcar. They only owned 1.  #7999.  The car is a little different than the Atlas or MTH versions. They feature wooden car ends. Rather than steel. Ladders instead of grab irons. I started with a Mainline Models kit. I ended up just basically using the roof and stripwood. I ending up using smaller spaced siding than what was supplied. Detail parts were purchased from different sources. I used an Atlas double sheathed chassis and also the doors from a damaged car. The decals were from a few different sets. I applied them over Scalecoat ‘s paint. It dried to a glossy finish. I usually apply a gloss coat after. I didn't on this one. Not sure if it would have helped or not. I did apply gloss over the decals. The film shows a bit. Once it's In a consist and the lighting isn’t right on it. It probably won’t be that noticeable.

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I know this is pretty miner compared to what some of you guys are doing, but I final put the scale pilots on my Atlas Lackawanna F3s. These are Kadee couplers and Kadee gear boxes. The stock Atlas scale couplers and gear boxes. The Atlas ones are actually to low when you check it with the coupler gauge. The stock rear Atlas couplers were the right height though. Thanks Mario for getting me started on that slippery slope. Now only hundreds more to modify.

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Time to resurrect my old thread!  Can’t believe it’s been nearly 2 years since the last post by Rich M...and a little over 2 years since I contributed something.  Where does the time go?

I recently purchased a pair of K-Line CNJ die-cast 2-bay coal hoppers with loads from the Trainz eBay store.  I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon them as I never knew they were produced.  Best I can tell they were uncatalogued because I couldn’t find any info on them on the Legacy K-Line website.  

Side note: their condition was conservatively described in the eBay listing.  I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived pretty much brand new.  The cars and real coal loads are still wrapped in cellophane!

K-Line designed these cars with 2-railers and “3-rail scalers” in mind as they are tapped for Kadee box installation and come with shims, screws and detailed instruction sheets...very cool!

For those of us 3RS folks, the die-cast 3-rail trucks require some surgery to remove the claw coupler...sort of similar to the older (good!) Lionel 3-rail trucks with hidden uncoupling tabs.  That was the most difficult part of a relatively easy conversion.  Of course they’ll be weathered sometime down the road.

Here’s a set-by-step “how I did it” in photos.  Thanks for checking it out.  Hope you find it useful!

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Just finished this up. Started out as a GTW. Re done into Rutland #35. Smoke box front was switched out and the bell was relocated. Scale City cab seats were installed with Arttista figures and the armrests were painted brown. Cab curtains were made using eyeglass cleaner wipes.   Built the coal pile higher and added a Kadee at both ends. I normally use Scalecoat 1 paint. I’ve been wanting to switch to Acrylics. Finally took the plunge and bought a quantity of Mission Models paints. They are mostly military based but are easily adaptable to weathering. They went on well and from what I’ve read they should be durable.

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@harmonyards posted:

Question for you 3RS guys & Jack if he sees this,.....looks like I’ll be building a Kline scale Hudson for a fella that wants to go all the way to 3RS, we’ve agreed to chronicle the build on the forum, my question to Jack ( HW) & y’all,...where do you want the build thread?...on this thread, or start a whole new thread on 3RS?....thanks for replying,...

Pat

Just my opinion but, I would start a whole new thread here, with an appropriate title, as to what you are doing.

@harmonyards posted:

Question for you 3RS guys & Jack if he sees this,.....looks like I’ll be building a Kline scale Hudson for a fella that wants to go all the way to 3RS, we’ve agreed to chronicle the build on the forum, my question to Jack ( HW) & y’all,...where do you want the build thread?...on this thread, or start a whole new thread on 3RS?....thanks for replying,...

Pat

Hi Pat...I started this thread several years ago as a place for those of us involved in 3RS to post our work and share ideas.  If you scroll back through this thread, you'll notice there's a wide range of posts from simply "after" photos of 3RS work completed...all the way up to more-detailed explanations.  Everything is welcome as far as I'm concerned.

With that said, I've been known to start separate threads here on the "3-Rail Scale Model Trains" sub-Forum for some of my larger, more-detailed "How I did it" explanations...and then just share some of the photos with brief descriptions here in this thread.  If you think your project will be documented with lots of details, maybe you can do the same.  Just a thought.

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@CNJ #1601 posted:

Hi Pat...I started this thread several years ago as a place for those of us involved in 3RS to post our work and share ideas.  If you scroll back through this thread, you'll notice there's a wide range of posts from simply "after" photos of 3RS work completed...all the way up to more-detailed explanations.  Everything is welcome as far as I'm concerned.

With that said, I've been known to start separate threads here on the "3-Rail Scale Model Trains" sub-Forum for some of my larger, more-detailed "How I did it" explanations...and then just share some of the photos with brief descriptions here in this thread.  If you think your project will be documented with lots of details, maybe you can do the same.  Just a thought.

Thanks Joe, and yes, it will be a pretty lengthy thread, so as Jack & you suggested, I’ll start a whole new thread,...the build will be chronicled from start to finish, including chassis swap, lots of add on details, some slight weathering ( the central liked their stuff clean ) and of course, Kadee’s ,......I’ve built a coupe of these and chronicled them but they all had crab claws, so in the traditional category they  went,..this one that’s getting ready to come to me is getting the full Monty,...so just wanna make sure I put the build in the right place,...thanks again,..

Pat

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