This is a project to create a consist of rolling stock
for my mother in law to replicate the Oregon and California Railroad
that ran through Oakland Oregon.
The first car I kitbashed was a
very old Bachmann Union Pacific passenger car. I picked up the
car off of Ebay. It came with the older plastic wheels.
I completely took it apart, repainted it and applied custom decals
made to order from Stan Cedarleaf. I also replaced the plastic
wheels, hand rails and railings with metal ones.
Before: This is what I started
After: The finished product.
The next car in the Oregon &
California RR consist is the combine car. The original car was
a combine from the Bachmann Liberty Bell Big Hauler set. I
replaced the the plastic hand rails with homemade brass rails.
The end rails are Bachmann metal rails which replaced the original
flimsy plastic ones. The combine was completely taken
apart and repainted. Decals are from Stan Cedarleaf.
Next came the tender. The
original tender is from a Bachmann Big Hauler 4-6-0 Denver Rio
Grande. I originally tried to keep the top and bottom stripes
but ended up covering them up by repainting the whole tender.
Again, the decals are from Stan Cedarleaf.
The Engine was not changed at all. It
is the 4-6-0 locomotive that comes with the Big Hauler Denver & Rio
The finished product! The
Oregon and California RR