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wheelset a different rust/weathering pattern. The trucks were weathered by drybrushing with a little Rust and grime wash. Before i nstalling the wheelsets, paint the brake shoes on the trucks with Rust and install the trucks per Kadees instructions.

Whether you choose to add just one detail or complete your model as I did, you are on y our way to becoming a prototype modeler. Try it...I believe you will find it very rewarding. I would like to thank D. Scott Chatfield, Tom Chenoweth, Keel Middleton, V. G. Aylward, and especially Tim Frederick for their help. These Santa Fe 4750s have been in service for nearly 30 years and can be seen in a variety of paint and lettering schemes. Depending upon your era, you can model these cars in any of the lettering schemes shown on the following pages.

Prototype GA-191 trapezoidal bracket and chain brake linkage detail. Doerun, GA; January 2001. trucks and couplers. I prefer Kadees new self-centering trucks, so I replaced the kits trucks and wheelsets. The wheelsets were removed, painted Rust, and the treads polished using a Dremel tool to simulate the shiny metal treads. Drybrush the wheelsets with a little Weathered Black to give each

Bill of Materials
Prototype GA-180 side brake-end. N ote the angled brake beam, train air line through the end sheet, and no rivets on ladder braces. Albany, GA; March 2001. Manufacturer A-Line Atlas Athearn Detail Associates Part No. 13002 180007 53006 2206 2210 2505 2528 6215 Eel River Models ERM-500 Evergreen 101 102 103 114 115 123 127 142 263 InterMountain 40339-4750 Kadee 58 256 555 Plano 078 083 191 Plastruct 90501 90502 90531 90532 90736 Precision Scale 48134 AccuFlex 16-12 16-14 16-15 16-172 Microscale 87-2 87-288 MC-4276 Oddball Decals 187-97 187-100 187-136 187-173 187-347 Description oz. weights Brake gear set Discharge gates (outlet covers) Eyebolts Safety chain Brass wire .015 .015 x .042 brass strip Coupler lift bars w/eyebolts Freight car detail set .010 x .030 strip styrene .010 x .040 strip styrene .010 x .060 strip styrene .015 x .080 strip styrene .015 x .100 strip styrene .020 x .060 strip styrene .020 x .156 strip styrene .040 x .040 strip styrene .100 channel 4750 cu.ft. undecorated covered hopper Couplers Delrin insulating screws, #56 x " long Self-centering roller bearing freight trucks ACF 2970 covered hopper, Gypsum pattern (2) 4750 covered hopper roofwalk, Morton-Round pattern 40' boxcar walkway Apex slotted pattern 3/64" angle 1/16" HIPS angle 1/16" (.060) channel .030 x .100 strip styrene .030 x .125 strip styrene Clevis, .100 long x .045 thick Primer Gray Light Tuscan Oxide Maroon Tuscan Oxide red Rust Gothic Style RR Data & ACI Plates ATSF Covered Hoppers ConAgra PS 3-Bay Covered Hopper Santa Fe 4427 cu.ft. Covered Hopper Santa Fe 4750 cu.ft. Covered Hopper Santa Fe PC&F Insulated Box Car Santa Fe 100-ton Cement Covered Hopper Santa Fe 4427 cu.ft. Covered Hopper

Prototype GA-180 detail shot of brake c ylinder and support bracket. Mul berry, FL; October 2000.

Prototype GA-191 Miner discharge gate. Houston, TX; May 2001. pattern. In some non-lettering areas, the area became too weathered and was lightened by drybrushing on Mineral Red. After finishing both car sides, weather the ends, roof and underside of the car. After the wash dried, I added some small white streaks, drybrushing Aged White and again feathering with t he Q-tip. Then, I airbrushed the hopper bays, underbody, and dusted the rest of the car with the grime wash, thinned about 40% with 70% isopropyl alcohol. When finished, let dry and seal with Testors Dullcote. Now its time to finish by installing the



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