What is Protocrastinator?

A Protocrastinator is a person who puts off finescale Railroad (and railway modelling) for no good reason.
Originally for me it was 1:87 (HO) scale. Problems with acquiring the bits and pieces led to extreme dissatisfaction and the project stalled. Now I've acquired an O scale boxcar and I intend investigating Proto 48 as a finescale project.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Walthers Wood Chip Gondola

Trying to catch up a bit, here's my impressions of the Walthers wood chip gondolas that I got the other day. At the moment I know very little about Wood Chip gondolas. All I know is that I'll need some for this layout so I bought these two that were on sale through the "Walthers Flyer". No real rhyme or reason for the two that I chose - CN and CSX other than I see quite a bit of CN and CSX stock hereabouts.
Once again I'm really impressed with the details. The laddering on the sides and ends is separately applied and the printing of the wording on the sides is super. The one thing that I've come to notice now (and this is ExactRail spoiling me), the trucks are not equalised. I'm a bit disappointed. Still I can't have everything. Other than that they are a couple of very nice models that will look good in the yard at R Scend...
overall view of the car
end details showing the separately applied ladders
nice quality printing in the small details

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