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 Posted: Sun Jan 5th, 2020 11:18 am
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well over the Xmas NYE break I decided to get some more weathering done, considering I couldn't go anywhere, as the fires have me hemmed in.
so I purchased this ugly duckling (it really is hideous)



I like a challenge, and this was my Xmas present to myself, to make it look something passable as an acceptable piece of rolling stock on my layout.



It's a Frateschi HO Cement Hopper (made in Brazil) cost me AU$38.00 with postage - enough for me to take a risk.

It sat on the table for a few days, as I dealt with other rolling stock, but I was always looking for things to do to it.
  • frame is plain - no etching or moulding
  • no buffers 
  • handbrake wheel looks odd
  • small plastic wheels 
  • Lima type moulded couplings
  • oversize ladder
I was definitely weathering this! It was a given from the start, reason being it may hide some of the imperfections I didn't like, such as the plain frame, and the bland grey colour. Weathering may also make the oversize ladder look better, something I wouldn't know until I actually did it.

So i took to it with gusto over a couple of days, deciding what to do next.
  • added 4 new buffers from my bits jar
  • removed odd looking brake wheel
  • added bigger wheels
  • converted old couplings to NEM pockets 
  • and of course weathered it - heavily!
and here it is now ...............





I reckon it turned out quite well considering what it looked like straight out of the box. Might even get another one, once this one has grown on me  :lol: :lol:



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Nice job :thumbs


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Unrecognisable from the starting point!  Nice job.
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Thank you chaps, it was a nice little challenge to work on. 

Turned out rather well, for little expense, and looks a whole lot better than the original.


Felt a little cheated that the original didn't come with buffers, but I knew I had some to spare.


onto my next challenge ................





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