Done in a Day

April 28, 2016

51QJUpVK7hLLike many modelers, I admire the work of Pelle K Søeborg, both because it is amazing in its detail and execution, but also because Pelle publishes his techniques and teaches me ways to be better.

One of the books that I own and take inspiration from is his Done in a Day book (pictured). More than a dozen easy weathering and detailing projects show you how to add realism to rolling stock and locomotives. 

In the book, on pg 36, is a project titled:  A rusted roof is the key to a realistically weathered old auto carrier. Well I am happy to say that I now own the Union Pacific bi-level auto carrier pictured in the article.

How do I come to own a piece weathered by Pelle himself? Long story, but remember Nad who I met on the weekend at the Woodstock train Show? Turns out that he knows Pelle and has quite a few of his weathered models. Nad generously gave this beautiful auto rack and I am proud and happy to include this unique piece in my collection. TTX 254202 will soon be in service on the QGRY.



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