1. Luckily Walthers FGE is a close match. I started with two undecs. They come in yellow plastic.
2. Paint the cars and roofs Polly Scale C&O Enchantment Blue.
3. Paint the inside and the bottoms Polly Scale Engine Black.
4. Glue the weights in the cars.
5. Spray the car with Testors Gloss Coat, to get it ready for decals.
6. Decal the car. I chose B&O 482212 and 482382, but you can chose any one in the series. I used Herald King B-140 Dark Blue 40' or 50' Box Car (5-73) Set. I used consolidated stencils from a Microscale set I had on hand. Spray the car with Testors Dull Coat the car when complete.
7. Assemble the car per the directions. Weather the car lightly on the sides with black pastels. Weather the roof with shades of rust and black. Seal the weathering with Testors Dull Coat.
8. You are done. You now have two interesting, and more accurate insulated boxcars. They will break up the string of yellow insulated boxcars and be very prototypical.
Below are the two cars painted C&O
Below the two cars have been
on the inside and the bottom. No need to paint the
weight will hide it and it won't appear translucent.
Below the cars are decaled and
assembly and weathering.
Below are photos of the finished
cars. Note the small differences in the
"Chessie System", Ches-C logo, road #s and letters,
setncils and consolidated stencils are all in different
places, as seen
on the prototype photos.