Steve Neubaum's Album: Lionel 2625 Bakelite Heavyweight Repaint

I was given this car which was in very shoddy condition, someone repainted it, looks like they used house paint and a broom! I've been wanting a "Project' car like this one to repaint into silver with shadowlining to match my Lionel aluminum cars. Real railroads would sometimes modernize and repaint old heavyweights and to better match the fluted stainless steel streamliners they would paint on simulated corrugations.

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Coupled to aluminum car
The heavyweight sits a little low compared to the streamlined car, but if I replace the trucks, the car will ride slightly higher and look a bit better. Still undecided on that, though.