Pics of weathered CPR 40' packman boxcar ?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Biased turkey, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I'm working on an N scale weathering project., I just purchased some oil color and pastels today.
    I want to do some heavy weathering , not just a wishy-washy gray wash :)
    The selected boxcar candidate is the CPR 40' red "pacman" boxcar. See the picture.
    My problem is that I couldn't find any prototype as a reference. I checked the CPR S.I.G and Railpictures. net ,but to no avail.
    Could someone please be kind enough to post a picture or a link to that prototype boxcar.

    Thanks in advance ( Merci )


  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

  3. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Thanks a lot TrainsWinnipeg and Triplex for those very helpful links . They are parts of mo bookmarks now.
    I didn't see your replies until I came back from an open house at the Montréal Railroad Modelers Association's layout . And guess what, while there I was browsing through some books and I found a very interesting one: " Volume One: 40' Canadian Pacific Boxcars" by Richard Yaremko.
    Unfortunately ( the book and your pictures seem to confirm that ) for a weathering project , CPR boxcars look neat , too neat.
    I was expecting more challenge , such as this one:



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