Bev-Bel kits are expensive compared to the
Athearn blue box kits, most are made from. I got this one
and was robbed. I bought it very early on in my Chessie
only to find out shortly afterwards that Chessie didn't have any
40 foot insulated boxcars. So,
what to do??? I decided initially
to make it my
third stand in insulated boxcar to join
my two Bachmanns.
I have since stripped
this car and repainted it, decaling it with
a prototypical paint job.
I would show you a pic of a 40 foot all yellow
boxcar, but they do not exist. Below is a pic of the
around, and it is a 50 foot refrigerated boxcar.
Stripping this car and starting over is a good
However, only three 40 foot boxcars ever
received Chessie paint,
so you may want to paint it in a predecessor paint scheme.
what else is wrong with this kit... The markings are all
The Ches-C logo is way too far towards the middle of the
C&O letters and road number are also too far towards the
the car. I didn't waste my time adding a consolidated
since this car was so bad already. This car also has a
door instead of a plug door needed to keep the contents cool in
boxcar. The ends and roof came yellow out of the box and I
them blue and weathered the car heavily to hide the car as much
Out of the box this car is about 10% accurate. Stripping
it and starting
over is your best bet with this car. But when you shell
out $8 for
it, like I did, you may find that a hard thing to do.