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  • 1973 Chevy K10 Custom Deluxe - BNSF Railroad Support Vehicle (Weathered)

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    Now, this casting doesn't come weathered from the factory. But I needed to make it look like a used & abused railyard support truck since when I get my partly freebie, partly Goodwill/trash find train set up & running, I plan on making it a BNSF train with realistic mixed road/corporate train cars & heavy weathering/graffiti all around. This and my Hartoy '38 GMC T70 locomotive service truck I've done previously will start off my railyard fleet.

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    I just need to add Oregon permanent fleet plates, a radio antenna, a toolbox, a trailer hitch, and graffiti decals to this, to finish it off.

  • #2
    Looks great, Chris.
    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Daniel View Post
      Looks great, Chris.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        It's as if you put it in its natural habitat!

        The clean truck makes me go 'mêh'... The dirty one 'Yeah!'

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FoolTrottel View Post
          It's as if you put it in its natural habitat!

          The clean truck makes me go 'mêh'... The dirty one 'Yeah!'
          Thanks. I agree

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          • #6
            It was a slick looking truck before you started, but it's a downright art piece afterwards. I was a bit concerned at first, but I really liked the look of it "new", but your end result impressed and gives the truck a very different "story". Well done!
            Avid Jeep Cherokee XJ Collector. My Collection (still adding). Cherokees I'm looking for :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Skorpyo View Post
              It was a slick looking truck before you started, but it's a downright art piece afterwards. I was a bit concerned at first, but I really liked the look of it "new", but your end result impressed and gives the truck a very different "story". Well done!
              Thanks! It's inspired by a real square body that used to sit at a solvent & fuel depot down the road from me 10 years ago.

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              • #8
                Not bad but the paint job is not accurate for a BNSF MOW (maintenance of way) vehicle. Real BNSF vehicles are plain white with orange BNSF logos plus safety striping. This model's paint job is modeled upon BNSF diesel locomotive colors so is a fantasy scheme. Sorry but this point bothers me as I am into railroads too and would have preferred an accurate model. And yes, the other two releases in this first of the "Rail Yard" series are also fantasy schemes.

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                Perhaps in time future "Rail Yard" offerings will be based on the actual trucks railroads use.

                BTW the weathering job that GCU 2.0 did on his model is representative of a MOW truck about to be sold off after years of hard use. Nice work there!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Roustabout View Post
                  Not bad but the paint job is not accurate for a BNSF MOW (maintenance of way) vehicle. Real BNSF vehicles are plain white with orange BNSF logos plus safety striping. This model's paint job is modeled upon BNSF diesel locomotive colors so is a fantasy scheme. Sorry but this point bothers me as I am into railroads too and would have preferred an accurate model. And yes, the other two releases in this first of the "Rail Yard" series are also fantasy schemes.

                  Here is a photo of a real BNSF MOW pickup:

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                  Perhaps in time future "Rail Yard" offerings will be based on the actual trucks railroads use.

                  BTW the weathering job that GCU 2.0 did on his model is representative of a MOW truck about to be sold off after years of hard use. Nice work there!
                  I'd have liked that color scheme on an '81-'87 myself.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post

                    I'd have liked that color scheme on an '81-'87 myself.
                    I just saw this, and while the color scheme looks great, it is classified a s a fantasy scheme as Roustabout mentions above.
                    Not only did BNSF ever use that color scheme on their MOW vehicles, but the vehicle was built almost 20 years before the merger of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe. I believed that took place in '95-96.

                    Some railroads and airlines have done "throwback" schemes on modern equipment, but I doubt that the BNSF would have even had a 20+ year old Chevy pickup still in their inventory at the time of these colors.

                    I was a model railroader long before I started collecting diecasts, so I agree that I would have preferred to see an accurate scheme on the casting. The problem is the accurate scheme would be very boring compared to this one. Model railroaders are sticklers for accuracy, and I agree with that, even if it doesn't sound like fun!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ivantt View Post

                      I just saw this, and while the color scheme looks great, it is classified a s a fantasy scheme as Roustabout mentions above.
                      Not only did BNSF ever use that color scheme on their MOW vehicles, but the vehicle was built almost 20 years before the merger of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe. I believed that took place in '95-96.

                      Some railroads and airlines have done "throwback" schemes on modern equipment, but I doubt that the BNSF would have even had a 20+ year old Chevy pickup still in their inventory at the time of these colors.

                      I was a model railroader long before I started collecting diecasts, so I agree that I would have preferred to see an accurate scheme on the casting. The problem is the accurate scheme would be very boring compared to this one. Model railroaders are sticklers for accuracy, and I agree with that, even if it doesn't sound like fun!!
                      Thanks. Gotta say my attitude toward model railroading is considered "rogue"

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE=Roustabout;n380290]

                        Here is a photo of a real BNSF MOW pickup:

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                        =/QUOTE]

                        thats what I wants on MY 06 F150 too!

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                        • #13
                          That looks pretty cool weathered like that...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stangfreak View Post
                            That looks pretty cool weathered like that...
                            Thanks! Fits with my "rogue railroading" attitude toward model railroading

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                            • #15
                              funny thing is BN & SF had trucks like these not BNSF
                              but looks good anyway

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