Thursday, February 9, 2023

Plausible Foobies

Years back I picked up some Wheels Of Time insulated boxcars that were released as Data Only cars.  I always planned to decal them for Rock Island versions even though Rock never had them in their roster, but thought they'd make reasonable looking cars.

I finally got around to getting them finished. I chose decals from Micro Scales and applied them to these cars following examples of how each scheme was applied to the prototype of earlier cars.




  1. They look great. I really like the green one. Did the Rock ever paint cars green, or did it acquire them from BN?

    1. Thanks. No, Rock never painted any in green paint, but they did have some on their roster. These were 40' boxcars w/o roofwalks that they leased from Reading or Penn Central.