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Ok, this one really has nothing to do with the Algoma Central, but I just love these oddball cars. This CP 40′ boxcar is a project that I’ve been working on that will ultimately see service down at my model railway club.

The prototype for this car is one of a very small group of 40′ boxcars that were rebuilt to increase the internal capacity for hauling appliances (i.e. kitchen stoves, etc.). I built this model from an Intermountain 40′ boxcar kit, performing a similar chop job, splicing the various bits with sheet styrene to increase the height. The Intermountain kit has separate ends, doors and roof pieces which really lends itself to this conversion job.


I got this car painted red quite some time ago, and it’s been languishing on the shelf for a while behind other projects and life in general. This evening I finally moved it back into the paint shop to spray on the black part of the “multimark” logo. This stretched car also had a stretched multimark to fit the area beside the door, so this was masked and painted on, making this a three-colour paint job. (The white was done first (after a grey primer), then the red, and then finally┬áthis evening, the black.)

Now it’s finally ready for decals!

2 thoughts on “We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programming…

    • Thanks Eric!

      This has been a fun project, and I love oddball reconfigured stuff like this.

      If I modelled modern era I’m sure I’d have lots of fun modelling those woodpulp service boxcars with all the vents all over the carbody. (And some of those cars are also Plate B extended to Plate C cars too!) The paint schemes may be spartan, but they’d still be interesting models.

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