Post by slowfreight on Jun 22, 2020 0:47:51 GMT -5
Another important weathering technique is removing weathering media. As you learn to apply the weathering powder, it will help you control the effect. Not sure what will cut the weathering powder, but you could start with mineral spirits.
Just about finished with 322, still needs some small things applied, a few grab irons, all weather windows, etc. Also started some preliminary work on 305. I ditched the Roundhouse chassis for an Atlas RS36 chassis, that way it runs similar to all the rest of the GBW fleet.
My new Bowser C430 showed up the other day. Being Bowser, it's already well detailed, so there isn't much to do. The main tasks will be to replace the front and rear handrail with standard C430 handrails, add the appropriate MU details on the pilot, and swap the Hi-Ad sideframes for those with dual brake cylinders. GBW was the only road to order their Hi-Ad trucks with a single brake cylinder and inside brake shoes only, they quickly found out that 315 did not stop as well as the other units, which all had "clasp" style shoes on both sides of the wheel. 315 was eventually modified with dual cylinders and clasp brakes sometime in 1979. Same with the MU connections, when GBW took delivery of it's GE Hornell rebuilds in 1979-80, the switched from the 21 PIN ALCO MU system, to standard universal MU, 315 was modified accordingly (as was the rest of the roster). This Bowser unit will represent 315 as it was in March 1986, right before its 251E self destructed.