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.

Photo 5 of 5 in Lionel 2625 Bakelite Heavyweight Repaint

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A real repainted heavyweight with shadowlining. Yes, those corrugations are just painted on.
2 comments
  • Graham Stokes
    Graham Stokes Cool. I did not know anybody faked corrugations!! I love learning this stuff. Makes me grin at and with humans and their ingenuity.
    October 23, 2020 - 1 likes this
  • John Reynolds
    John Reynolds I've heard of RRs doing the painted corrugations so their heavyweights would match the fluted side lightweights. Looks like they did a real good job as I would have never guessed the Pullman car's sides were not authentic fluting.
    October 23, 2020 - 1 likes this