A Pennsylvania express baggage car in RMC

I’ve written a feature for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine about painting PRR 9356 – an S scale brass model of a B-60-b express baggage car.

I bought this model – still in “lifetime brass”, as it was imported by South Wind Models – as a donor car for a CNR baggage-express car project. But when it arrived I realized it was unsuitable for the purpose.

That said, I loved the look of the car and thought the paint scheme was both handsome and straightforward. Rather than let it languish in a box, I found lettering and paint and put it into service.

This was an interesting project in part because I used paints from the military modelling side of the hobby shop. I was keen to try these paints – from companies such as Tamiya and AK Interactive – and I’ll definitely use them more often.

You can read about this project in the March, 2020 issue of RMC:

Published by Trevor

Lifelong model railway enthusiast and amateur shepherd, training a border collie to work sheep. Professional writer and editor, with some podcasting and Internet TV presenting work thrown in for good measure.

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