NYC steel gondolas

Funaro and Camerlengo is better known for its HO scale resin kits, but over the years the company has also done some rolling stock in 1:64. These NYC steel gondolas are an example of F&C at its best:

I wish the company would do more in S scale, as its HO catalogue includes many interesting prototypes – including a lot of equipment from New England and Northeastern US railroads that would look mighty fine showing up occasionally on the Simcoe Subdivision.

Pierre Oliver built these two kits for me, while I did the weathering. I’m really pleased with the rusty interior, which I achieved with weathering powders.

I also added the pipe load in NYC 39967. This load is not removable: between operating sessions, I’ll swap out the loaded car for the empty one and update the waybill accordingly. Yes, the two car numbers are different. No, nobody’s ever complained.

Published by Trevor

Lifelong model railway enthusiast and retired amateur shepherd who trained 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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