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Stuff I did for Jürg
« on: July 23, 2007, 09:43:26 AM »
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http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=90335

Those AZL locos are pretty nice.  Expensive nice, but nice just the same. :)

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 10:32:16 AM »
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Nice work, Tom.

I just received an AZL SD75i in the mail.  I agree... it's fantastic, and not too bad pricewise since it's plastic.  I was surprised to see a detail sprue with antennas on it.

I also bought an MTL GP35 this weekend.  It looks even worse in person than it did in the photos.  I just can't get over the width.  The walkways stick out so far over the trucks, it looks like a narrow gauge diesel.  Don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.  May have to dig out my early 80's RMC and read about Jim Six and gang chopping up widebody Athearns to make them scale width.  Though I suspect I'd have to etch new hood sides to get anywhere close. 

Are there pills out there that can help me?  I shouldn't be buying Z, let alone modern equipment...  I feel so lost.   :D



 
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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007, 10:37:52 AM »
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I think that the MT GP9 looks pretty good hood width-wise, but not walkway wise.  I can understand the compromise made with the hood, but not the walkways.  Long story short, I'll be interested in your ideas for fixing this 'problem'. 

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007, 10:39:57 AM »
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It's a pretty cheap, but definitely quick fix:



But is the fitting end for wide-bodied diesels in 2007.


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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007, 05:44:53 PM »
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 8) That's some real nice work Tom! I really like how the Tunnel came out, something about SP colors really showing their dirt well.

Ahh, as much as Mike loves to hate MTL, he jumps onboard!.

Well the good news about the MTL GP, is you can narrow the walkways a bit fairly easily!

Use a new exacto to carefully peel the handrails off the walkway sides, then you can sand them down, and glue the handrails back on, using either 2 part epoxy or contact cement. Superglue cracks off too easy.

As for the shell... Life is hard!  ;D

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 06:39:40 PM »
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Robert,

Did you do that mod already?

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 06:53:24 PM »
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Jürg put a nice page together with rollovers to show before/after.

http://www.rosetown.ch/News/Weathering.htm

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 07:40:50 PM »
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I have not done the narrowing mod yet, but I had the handrails off, and noticed there is quite a bit of plastic that can be removed without affecting the performance. Maybe .030" each side. The Cab would also need to be narrowed, so that's all that stopped me when i was looking at it.

I drew up new cab side, but never got around to cutting them yet. What I will have to do is sand the cab sides off, then superglue the replacement ones on, and then I can sand the walkway sides down and glue the handrails back on.

What I was afraid of is that with a narrower cab and walkways, it might look funny relative to the wide shell? I shelved the project then, and just continued to make the GP30 mod with a wide body. ;D

By the way, I really like the before and after weathering hover effect on Jurg's site! It really shows the difference.

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2007, 04:17:06 PM »
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Really nice work Tom
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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 07:54:24 PM »
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So do you want some HO GP38-2's to weather?
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 07:57:23 PM »
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So do you want some HO GP38-2's to weather?

Sorry mate, a few guys booked me solid for the next few years... ;D

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Re: Stuff I did for Jürg
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2007, 01:28:19 AM »
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So do you want some HO GP38-2's to weather?

Sorry mate, a few guys booked me solid for the next few years... ;D

Some friend!
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!