Weathering after prototype II

The most recent addition to my proto-weathered collection is done.

This time an old Roundhouse N-Scale “Route Rock” boxcar was the victim. Like to say business as usual – scribbed of the factory lettering for CAPY and COTS, aribrush/acryl fading to a very light blue, removed the fading from the big R and added new and custom printed CAPY, COTS, and reporting marks.

Next was the big rust bleeds and scratches all done with powdered pastels – tendious work but the final result is mind blowing.

A proto photo can be found here :


The comparison to the stock paint shows the heavy fading.


Weathering after prototype

Recently I finished a new weathering project after a protoype photo.

I had this PCA boxcar sitting on the layout for almost 2 years and came across a protophoto on showing a PCA box dating to my timeperiod around 1980. Perfect hit.

So here we start off: I need some additional decal to match the two parts COTS and Weight stencils. I also designed a yellow dot, which was used around late 1970 to mark cars with intakt wheels.


Next step after appling the decals was to get a decent initial overall fade to the box.


Followed by various layer of powderized pastels.


And the finished version on an outside shot.



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