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Table Decal Usage
Item GA-180 Side brake info Oddball 100 White reflectors Oddball 136 Trust lettering Oddball 173 Side reporting marks Oddball 97 Close door label on body side Oddball 100 Capacity lettering and weights Oddball 100 Lube Plates Microscale MC-4276 GA-180/GA-191 lettering Microscale 87-288 Large SANTA FE lettering Oddball 100 NEW lettering Oddball 100 New date numbers Microscale 87-288 Hopper lettering Microscale MC-4276 ACI label Microscale 87-2 Height and cu. ft. lettering Microscale MC-4276 Built lettering and date Microscale 87-288 Brake-end info bottom Oddball 136 Brake-end info top Oddball 347 End reporting marks Oddball 173 Reporting marks between hopper bays Oddball 173 Pull Here lettering on jacking pads Not Applicable Builder logo Oddball 347 Builder lettering info Oddball 347 are shown in the Decal Table. Many of the decals used are not a perfect match, but the closest available. Note the following distinct lettering differences between the two classes. The GA180s were delivered from the factory with only one lube plate, but many cars ended up with two lube plates, stacked on top of each other. The GA-191s were delivered with two lube plates. The GA-180s do not have the Pull Here lettering on the jacking pads or A, B and C on the hopper bays. Also note that the hopper bay cu. ft. capacity lettering is placed higher on the bays on the GA-180 than the GA-191, and the GA-191 requires the decal to be cut in half before placement to obtain proper spacing. The Pullman-Standard builder information lettering is also different between the cars with the GA-191 GA-191 Oddball 100 Oddball 136 Oddball 173 Oddball 97 Oddball 100 Oddball 100 Microscale MC-4276 Microscale 87-288 Oddball 100 Oddball 100 Oddball 100 Microscale MC-4276 Microscale 87-2 Microscale MC-4276 Microscale 87-288 Oddball 136 Oddball 347 Oddball 173 Oddball 173 Microscale MC-4276 Not Applicable Oddball 347

lacking the PS-2CD lettering and pyramid. Of interest, both classes have two sets of wheel/coupler/brake information lettering on each end, one mounted on the vertical end and a second set on the end slope, and the reporting marks and number on the sidesill between the hopper bays. You may also need to adjust additional information like the reweigh date or lube plates to reflect your modeling era. When finished, spray the car with Testors Dullcote to protect the decals and prepare the car for weathering.

Prototype GA-191 brake-end. Doerun, GA; January 2001.

Weathering
In looking at the prototype photographs of the two cars, I realized that more than one weathering technique was going to be required. I started by applying a grime wash made of one part Railroad Tie Brown and

Prototype GA-191 non-brake end shot. Note the train air line through the end sheet and rivets on ladder braces. Doerun, GA; January 2001. one part Weathered Black using a variation of Jim Sixs Q-tip weathering technique. I added water to the grime wash and applied it with a small brush to one panel at a time. I then used a dry Q-tip (Jim wets the Qtip with Champs decal setting solution) to remove the wash. You will need to experiment (preferably on an old car) to find the drying time for the wash so you know when to remove the wash for the effect you are looking for. The streaks of grime were done by drybrushing on the grime and feathering with the Q-tip. Apply very lightly and build up as desired, working in an up-and-down

Finished model photo of both cars, end shot. GA-191 is on the left and GA-180 is on the right.

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