Category Archives: Freight Cars

GRAMPS Tank Car

Here is a Bachmann GRAMPS tank car that I weathered with acrylic paint washes and powdered pigments.  As I was working on it, my wife walked by and said, “I think you only like things that look old and decrepit!”  … Continue reading

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Drop Bottom Gondola

Here are a couple of photos of my newly weathered AMS 1:20.3 Drop-Bottom Gondola.  This car has amazing detail and is a great candidate for weathering. I first brushed on a grayish-brown acrylic paint to the car’s interior.  I use … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Tractor-Crawler

The Caterpillar Tractor Company was formed in 1925 with the merger of the Holt and Best companies. Both companies had been independently developing and manufacturing tracked machinery.  Holt acquired the patents of the Hornsby Company of England, which had also … Continue reading

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