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Friday, April 15, 2016

A nice Hawk OO boxcar

Hawk, in the years right before WWII, briefly produced a line of OO scale freight car kits (more here). Of those, the boxcar is I think the nicest model.

This example certainly is a nice one. It came to me either nearly completely built or nearly completely rebuilt, so I can't claim to have done much more than put on trucks and add couplers and decals.

I like a lot how it came out with the Microscale HO decals, it looks great on the layout with such an accurate scheme. The trucks are Schorr and to mix things up a little I used a set of vintage Kadee No. 4 couplers -- I have a supply of them and use them often on cars with a wood floor such as this one. A really nice "new" vintage car.

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