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chessie hoppers

This was a quick and easy project. Starting with two Atlas ACF hoppers, I stripped off the original markings, primed the bodies and gave each unit a base coat of gloss yellow. I then masked off the bottom sill and painted the sill and underbody with a deep gloss blue. I bought a Micro-Scale decal set at a local train show, then applied the decals in accordance with the drawings provided with the decal sheet. Voila - two new Chessie hoppers for the fleet!

Fresh paint on stripped Atlas hoppers
One Chessie hopper complete, one pending
C&O for Progress logo
Decal instructions for Chessie hoppers
Finished model of Chessie hopper
Ferry in Fog logo (Michigan Intrestate era)
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