A while back, I bought a couple of MTH Mill Gondolas at a train show. Turns out the WM one was pretty close to prototype, but the N&W was not, so I decided to use a little MicroSol to remove the lettering and make it a CSX gon (based on a proto photo by John Rogers) for my switching layout. Here's a few shots of my progress.
|MTH 'as delivered' 70-ton mill gondola. A good looking paint scheme, but not right for this type (as far as I could find)|
|Proto photo by Joe Rogers, circa 2006; I think the lettering is normally used on patching locos and are certainly larger than 8" tall. This is an ex-SBD Gon.|
|Using Microscale MicroSol soaked paper towel, I was able to remove the white lettering, logo, etc.|