(Almost) fresh out of the box is this Southern boxcar model made by Tangent. I'd already brushed on some of the white below the lettering to represent a bit of chalking running down from the letters before I took a picture..
The boxcar is going to stay this way for now at least. Also though, I'd like to put the FRA reflective stripes on it if I can find photos of them on a similar Southern 86 footer. It's funny, www.rrpicturearchives.net has no photos of SOU 42415. They have 42416 and numbers above that, but they are the 4-door style of car. I wonder what Tangent went by when they chose the number. They must have had a photo somewhere, right?
Elsewhere, it's been three or four years since my next door neighbor, Ian Cryer, moved to Goderich, Ontario. Ian is quite a photography buff, and he sent me this photo from the Goderich freight yard.Super weathering on this plow. The black has faded way down to a light grey, and the streaking along with the bits of rust. Makes me kind of wish I had a reason to put a plow on the JSSX. Thanks Ian !