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    Looks good Packers! I usually try to find a couple prototype pictures when I'm weathering, especially locos. Now, my weathering may not turn out to be the as in the photos I find, but it helps to guide as far as color ranges, location, and intensity.

    In the end, I don't need it to match the prototype exactly, as long as the particular piece of rolling stock looks like it's sufficiently dirty for the amount of travel I imagine it's had.

    What I need now is a few cars with some graffiti on it. Now, I don't particularly like seeing a whole prototype train full of graffiti, but I know it's out there, so I figure I could have at least a few cars with some on it.

    Now I know that MT has some pre-graffitied, pre-weathered cars, but I've been just pondering adding graffiti decals to regular cars and weathering them myself.

    Has anyone had any success with any particular decals?
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    I try to always get prototype pics of locomotives before I weather them because they're the most iconic bit of the layout. Freight cars I've gotten to where I can give theme a generic weathering job, or I can use prototype pics. I especially go with the pics if I haven't seen them before (hoppers are just about all the cars that are seen downtown, so I know them pretty well)
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    here's some weathering,












    SCOTLAND FOREVER !

    Anyone can model prototypically,it takes a genius to model "What If"

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    SCOTLAND FOREVER !

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    SCOTLAND FOREVER !

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    SCOTLAND FOREVER !

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    Wonderful job Larry!!! As always, stellar!!!

    Hey, I was wondering if you got around to that 44 tonner, I'd love to see what you did with that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzbass01 View Post
    Wonderful job Larry!!! As always, stellar!!!

    Hey, I was wondering if you got around to that 44 tonner, I'd love to see what you did with that!!
    Wellllllllllllll someone I know dropped it on the floor and when I went looking for it I rolled my chair back and CRUNCH !!!!! If you want I will take a picture of what it looks like now
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    Oh no! I thought that I was the only one who forgets to keep hands over the bench when working on models!
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    I am in the presence of greatness!

    Great weathering jobs everyone!!!!

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    Nice stuff everyone. I'm glad this is becoming a popular thread.

    Since my Bachmann GP40 is now without a motor (long story) I think it may soon be my first guinea pig for locomotive weathering. I need to go dig up some pics of weathered SF Geeps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post

    Since my Bachmann GP40 is now without a motor (long story)...
    I'm all ears, this should be good....
    Oh, it this the one that took the big dive off the layout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzbass01 View Post
    I'm all ears, this should be good....
    Oh, it this the one that took the big dive off the layout?
    I don't think I've had a loco dive off the layout yet. A few cars yes. This one might have, but if so it was not noticeably damaged.

    Anyway, the story is that while adding DCC to Sleeper's F7A, I accidentally melted the motor brush holder and lost one of the brushes. So I disassembled my GP40 in an attempt to replace the F7's brush (same motor, though the F-unit has flywheels and the Geep does not). Well, that wouldn't work because the way I melted the holder it could no longer hold a brush at all. Nor, as I discovered to my dismay, could I replace the brush in the GP40's motor. Especially after I dropped the tiny grey thing into my Berber carpet.

    So I ended up buying Sleeper a new motor (fortunately Bachmann has a good selection of parts at very cheap prices) but I forgot to order a replacement for my Geep while I was at it. So now the Geep motor is on the "round tuit" list until it bubbles back up the priority stack.

    Anyhoo, except to the extent that this means the Geep's shell is now a prime candidate for repainting and/or weathering, that's a bit off-topic for this thread.
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    Of course, once you get into it and surprise yourself with a great weathering job on the shell, then you'll HAVE to repair the motor!

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    This is my first attempt on weathering.

    I decided to make my own load for this, so I figured I'd take it the one step further. Still waiting to get some trucks for it though.
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    100_1978.jpg

    Here is some dirty Alcos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russtrnmn View Post
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    Here is some dirty Alcos.
    I lurve me some dirty AlCos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeeman View Post
    This is my first attempt on weathering.

    I decided to make my own load for this, so I figured I'd take it the one step further. Still waiting to get some trucks for it though.
    Not bad at all, Coffeeman!

    Just what I was hoping for in this thread... that we'd see some excellent examples from the experienced folk, and that we'd inspire some folks (like me!) to try it for the first time!
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