35-foot transformer car, New Haven (NH 17058).
This car is a kitbash of the GHQ pewter kit. I modified the car to match the New
Haven prototype. The three middle ribs on the car sides were removed and replaced
with two styrene ribs. Ajax brakewheels and stands were taken from Micro-Trains
caboose end railings. The low-profile friction-bearing trucks were created from
Con Cor low-profile roller bearing trucks by filing off the roller bearing detail and
adding journal bearing covers from old Betterndorf trucks. Free standing Aquataur
grab irons were added on the sides and ends. The car was airbrushed in Accu-Paint
stencil black. The prototypical lettering was pasted together from various decal
sets. The decals were oversprayed with Dullcoat, the car was weathered with chalks and
sealed with Blair matte fixative. Balsa slivers were added to the deck to simulate scrap
bracing. The car was featured in the January/February 2000 issue
of N Scale magazine.