Below is a photo of the car I am doing.
darker black patches around the "B&O" reporting marks, the
in the middle of the car, and the large square on the right hand
the car. This is clear evidence of the painting over of
C&O paint scheme this car had before being transferred to
Paul Dunn Photo, Jim Mitschke Collection
1. Buy an undec Atlas 2-bay kit. I got mine at a train show for $8.
2. Remove the trucks and couplers. Replace the coupler box covers for painting.
3. Paint the car Polly Scale engine black.
4. When the black has dried for 24 hours spray the car with Testors Dull Coat. This will give a rough surface for the dry transfers.
5. Decal this car with the B&O dry transfer set (HO-358 for B&O boxcars from CDS Lettering) Use the consolidated stencil decal from any available set. Spray around the "B" are with Gloss Coat. Apply the "B" in the reporting marks from Herald King's B&O hopper set. Since the "B" is a decal and not a dry transfer, it needs a smooth surface.
6. Seal with dullcoat.
7. Reassemble the car.
8. You're done. Enjoy your car.
Below is the car at step 2. Don't forget to
the little pieces seen below the car in this photo.
Below is the car painted black and ready for
The arched ends are visible in this photo.
Below is the car with the dry transfers on.
that the "B" in the reporting marks is a different font.
from a Herald King B&O hopper set.
Below is the hopper with some black chalk added
letters. Keep the black off the "B" in the reporting marks
consolidated stencil, that way they look like they have been
Below is a photo of the finished car. It is
worn and shows patches around the "B", the right side, and the
the car that hint to its C&O heritage.