Re: Westerfield GRA

O Fenton Wells

Bruce both hoppers and gobs looks great nice finish on the group 

On Jun 14, 2020, at 11:22 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


My Westerfield GRAs are done or mostly so. 

#335793 - represents an "as built" car with outside stake pockets, that are in pretty bad shape and will likely be taken off shortly. I added a strip wood floor that I stained with black and brown leather dye. I wasn't thrilled with the look so I dumped some alcohol on it. Now I like the look 😉 The center section of the floor is unstained, to represent a repair. An overspray of FCC faded the paint. Rust and grunge washes finished the weathering. 

#489433 - represents a wire reel car of my wire train. I finished this car a number of years ago. I recently pulled it back out and added the supports for the wire reels using strip wood and eyes. The car was weathered with a burnt umber wash. The load is not done, but I did add two reels to show how they would be mounted. Reels that were loaded were either covered with wood, like the General Cable reel, or with paper, like the Anaconda Wire reel. I will be adding more reels with wire exposed, as soon as I find very thin brass or copper wire to wind onto them. 

Both cars were finished with Tichy sill steps, Yarmouth carmer uncoupling levers (OL 1, LL 2) and HiTech air hoses. 

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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