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Ryan Mendell
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GTW Woodchip Hopper and Southern Flat
  I finally finished up the GTW wood chip hopper project.  These cars were loaded at Wilner Wood products of Norway Maine and billed to the Brown company in Berlin, NH, a pulp and paper plant.  I painted it with True Colour CN red #11.  I had the decals cus...

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Rebuilt PRR X29's
  I finished up these two X29 rebuilds last night.  An X29B and a X29D.  Both are F&C kits.  I upgraded them with Yarmouth Model Works stirrups, Tichy wire, Kadee grabs and Plano etched metal running boards.   The kit decals were not very crisp, but overall...

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Canadian Style Youngstown Doors
  A couple of months ago I started on 5 Postwar 40'  boxcars.  3 CN, 1 CP and 1 TH&B.  The base model I choose to make these cars from is, Intermountain Railway's 10'6" AAR Cars with 6' door openings.  These kits come with 5/5 Dreadnought ends or 4/4 Improv...

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1932 ARA Boxcars
Over the past few months, neighbour and fellow modeller Doug Currie has joined me in the workshop on Monday nights, for what we call Modelling Monday .  The project we undertook is the construction of 1932 ARA Boxcars.  We both picked up an F&C kit while at...

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Grand Trunk Work Cars
For the last few months I've been collecting kits and detail parts to construct a typical 1960's era Grand Trunk Work Train.  From the information I gathered, a typically Work Train would consist of the following: Caboose Bunk or Camp Car Tool Car Several, ...

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Board Fencing
While most of my modelling efforts of late are focused on building rolling stock for my future GT layout, work on the Algonquin continues.  I've decided to add a fence to the yard scene in the town of Whitney.  I want it to frame an area where the railroad ...

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Van, Caboose and Wood Chip Hopper
Its been awhile since my last post.   Summer has been very busy in our household and not much modelling has taken place.  I've been back at the bench for a couple of weeks now and have a few photos to share.   First up is the MEC Cabosse 663 from my previou...

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A Van for a Caboose
Got, got , need it, got it..... I remember trading Hockey Cards as a kid.  The Hockey Cards are gone these days but I still have some stuff to trade.  This is a great way to recycle train stuff we no longer need. So I made a trade.  I traded this CP Van. Wh...

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Trimming the Stash, Future Layout Plans
  I completed two more cars from my Stash.  Both are kits from InterMountain and came factory painted.  These are the first two cars for my future layout.    The new layout will be the Grand Trunk Eastern Lines in 1966.  Centered around South Paris Maine an...

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BAR 4517 and CP Reefer
I finished up the first two cars from my Stash of Kits. First up is a Bangor and Aroostock 40' boxcar.  The kit is from Intermountain and the decals are from Highball.  I scratch built the door from Styrene sheet and strip to match the prototype.  I need to...
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