Not a lot going on for the JSSX recently, but I have re-painted and now lettering this boxcar. Another 86 footer (hey, I like them) to eventually be switched in and out over at the parts plant, this one is coming along well.
A simple solid black paint job, I took a chance and used Modelflex Flat Black because I want the finished model's appearance to be as flat as I can possibly get it. As a test, I put a small decal on the flat finish, and the test failed badly as the clear centre of the decal "silvered", or appeared shiny. Can't have that! I kind of figured that might happen though, but wanted to try. I peeled the test decal off with some masking tape, and then gloss coated the boxcar.
More on the car in future, but for now, have a look at the boxcar in it's unfinished state...
This is primarily a model railroad blog of course, but every once in a while I like to toss a little variety into the post, such as this ship photo. The 650 foot long Algoma Innovator is just about 4 years old now, but appears to be beginning to show some wear as it enters the St.Clair River from Lake Huron on Sunday, May 23/21.
Algoma Innovator southbound from Lake Huron into the St.Clair River.