I have had two older Waffle sided boxcars sitting in my stash for quite some time. They are finished in the Illinois Terminal livery of all over yellow, silver roof and green signage. I knew I could use these cars but not as they are, they need a refresh. So I started by removing the trucks (bogies), the side doors and the roof. The body and the roof were given a quick wipe down to clean off any accumulated dust. The ends of the cars are black and I wanted to keep these that way so the ends were masked off with painters tape. The floors which are scribed were also masked off. I want these box cars to stand out and luckily I had a can of 'sky blue' enamel. I did manage to find an image of box car painted in this colour, which is from the Chicago & North Western. The two bodies and four doors were given a few light coats of blue until I was satisfied with the coverage. The two roofs were repainted with silver enamel, again from a rattle can. I let the models sit for a while before turning the bodies upside down and applying another coat of paint from below, making sure I landed paint under the waffles. The drying process was sped up using a hair dryer on a warm setting, not hot and holding the dryer 8-10" away. I purchased two sets of decals from Circus City Decals (.com), one white set, one black set, which are perfect for these box cars and any other 50' box cars I wish to renew. This decal sheet has everything required to fit out several box cars. I went looking through my decal collection and I have found a the two packs of Microscale railroad numbers and letters. This sheet contains plenty of letters and numbers in a variety of sizes used by the railroads. These decals will be used for naming the owner of the box car, which will be known as 'First Coast'. I will say that the name First Coast was used in the past on a railroad, although I'm not sure in what part of the country it served. I think the name certainly fits in with my Miami layout. I will be starting the decal process later tonight if I'm up to it... More to follow... Cheers, Gary.