Washington Northern

HO scale model railroad

ATSF Reefer #56402

This car is indeed a rust bucket. Most of the prototype photos I had to reference this type of car for weathering were taken a number of years before the time period I model. Even at that point they were showing their age and in relatively poor condition. Therefore I wanted to make this car look like retirement and scrapping could come any day. Numerous oil washes were applied to achieve the finished look.


  • Weathering: artist oils, and weathering powders
  • special techniques: Artist oil paint fade
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