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Thread: You know that sketchy eBay listing for $9.99 per car weathering? I tried it.

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    If it's really just bare Fiberglass (resin on the glass matt) it would have more of a brown tint.
    Having worked for Molded Fiber Glass for several years I can tell you without a doubt that I never saw any piece that was molded in a brown color. Molded parts were typically a white to off white color and this was consistent through many different parts with one exception, some resin parts that were said to be for some sort of custom pay phone installation we received an order for which used green died resin/fiberglass material that came in sheets (really an interesting process to watch). The order was rather short but it did make for some beautiful molded parts. (As a forklift driver I had opportunity to see all the various parts that my plant produced as well as hauling the finished product outside so it could be loaded on trucks.)
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    Micron pens might work as well in lieu of a sharpie. Not sure if you'd get the same ink problems or not, so it might be safest to follow the same clear coat procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaboda View Post
    Having worked for Molded Fiber Glass for several years I can tell you without a doubt that I never saw any piece that was molded in a brown color.
    I didnít mean color. Iím not sure how to describe it, itís the resin tint. Hers a pic I found on the web:



    The resin turns the bright white Fiberglass a yellow-brown tint. And Fiberglass like this will degrade in UV light. Compare with the grain doors which are much brighter white. I think they have to have white pigment in the resin as a UV inhibitor.

    Does that make sense?
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    Has anyone noticed that his prices went up from $9.99 to $12.95 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Has anyone noticed that his prices went up from $9.99 to $12.95 ?
    Blame @Intermodalman , all the free advertising and business hes given him , it was sure to happen

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    Too bad, would have wanted to get some more cars in before hand if I had known
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    Blame @Intermodalman , all the free advertising and business hes given him , it was sure to happen

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    LMAO!!! Sounds good.
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    Defiantly worth the $ being I would drive my self crazy trying to get it just right.....
    Who makes the Procor Tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdjr View Post
    Defiantly worth the $ being I would drive my self crazy trying to get it just right.....
    Who makes the Procor Tank?
    That one was an athearn product
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Thank you!

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    Okay, sending off another one, something different this time:



    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    He did a great job, again!
    Cheers Tony

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    Okay... it's back! This one was much faster turn around wise but of course USPS took their time so it balanced out.

    Before:


    After:




    Before:


    After:



    I gotta say I'm really happy with this one, the only flaw I see is near the reporting mark on the shown side of the car, Looks like a bubble of a wash burst and left a ring. Beyond that it follows my instructions very well, I pretty much told him make it look old and run hard and it fits the part well.
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Here are some more shots of it:







    One more with my 25 tonner for fun:



    I this is another load option for it, I'm debating which to go with

    The transformer needs a microscopic touch of weathering to make it blend but it has potential
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    I like the contrast of the transformer fwiw

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    Don’t weather it! Transformers are usually very clean, as they are brand new when they are delivered.
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    was going to say the same, that transformer would be spotless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    I like the contrast of the transformer fwiw
    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    Don’t weather it! Transformers are usually very clean, as they are brand new when they are delivered.
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    was going to say the same, that transformer would be spotless.
    So If I go with the transformer I want to chain it down which might make it permanent (Unless I glue the chain itself to keep it's shape, not sure how I'd form it though) but one concern I had is weight, it seems like an awfully small car for a full blown transformer
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    I found the following on another forum, 42-links-per inch scales out to 3.8" in N scale eg.

    http://modelexpo-online.com/chain-copper-42-links-per-inch-10-ft

    As to weight, can you hollow out the bottom and put some lead or heavy metal in that space? What about slim sheet lead/metal to go on the bottom?


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    it wouldnt need chaining down .is so heavy it wont be going anywhere unless the wagon falls off the tracks.the chains would have to be immense to stop that moving if it decided to.

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