Sunday, November 11, 2012
Salt Wagons 01
The trucks and under bodies are airbrushed--the rest is poorly mixed paint and stain. So far cars 312 and 314 are about 90% complete. I have a little more detailing to do on them, and some final painting, but I need to get the other six up to standard first.
Making these cars has been an interesting adjustment. Size wise, a 24' car in ON30 is the length of a standard gauge freight car in HO (at least one in US outline). I found myself looking at slim gauge cars repeatedly in order to get some sense of proportion. Getting them on the rails, I am glad that I changed my coupler height to ON3 standard, lifting the car body somewhat. Doing so really helped with the chunky proportion--something I like.