Oh No It Is A Pink Hopper

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Here is an Albert City Elevator pink covered grain hopper I just completed.

    List of Materials
    Walthers/Athearn Iowa Co-op 54’ Covered Grain Hopper Albert City RREX 4203
    Kadee #5 couplers
    P2K wheels

    Drybrushing: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Wash: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613) 2 parts; Folk Art Licorice (938) 1 part; thinned 5:1 with blue windshield washer fluid
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Paint: Folk Art Charcoal Gray (613)
    Drybrush: Americana Burnt Sienna
    Sealer: Testors Dullcoat

    Paint: Americana Burnt Sienna mixed with Folk Art Bright Peach (682) 1:2
    Sealer: Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer-Matte (CS200306)

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  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    And here is the other side.

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  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    An outstanding paint job, Tom - as usual. Also the weathering is superb!

    But you say 'oh no - pink'? How about a REALLY PINK freight car? Look at that gondola of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). In the mid-1980's they had a fit of extremely bad taste and painted these 'Eaos' type gondolas in a bright pink - yeecchh! :eek:
    Here's a new example - no, it wasn't used to transport candy! :D

    Oh, you should have seen these cars after a few years of service, with a revolting mix of pink and brake dust weathering - double yeecchh! (My camera refused to take a pic of such a horrid car, so I have only this as-new-photograph.) :D :D :D


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  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice work as usual Tom! As for the pink, I remember seeing pink covered hoppers lettered for the Klemme Co-op all the time when I lived in Iowa. Suppose grain dealers get a discount on that shade? :)
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Thanks guys.

    I have one Klemme Co-op, one Ralston-Jefferson, and several Farnhamville hoppers to go with this one. All of them are pink. I also have one undecorated one that is being done in pink for Ralston-Jefferson. The car is painted I just have to get around to decaling it.
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Really nice job Tom! I'm glad it's a weathered and not a hot pink!


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