East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicles of an On30 quarry railroad

Chivers Flatcar

My first On30 kit is a Chivers 20 foot flatcar from International Hobbies.

I was initially not aware that the stakes were molded into the stake pockets. I decided to put add low sideboards and trim the posts short. Some cast metal barrels, nail kegs, and other details in the car with add some needed weight.

The next kit on the bench was a Cache Creek work caboose. Just after I started on it, the weather here in central Virginia turned unseasonably cold, too cold to spray paint outside. So the caboose has been put away for the time being, and the crews are back to laying track.