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Erik W

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I know it's a slippery slope, but . . .
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:09:02 PM »
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Well, I've had a bit of a MoPac bug lately.   I decided I'd paint and super detail a Missouri Pacific SD40 or SD40-2 in the rare "Double Eagle" scheme.  Of the 300 or so SD40s and SD40-2s, only a handful wore this scheme.  It was essentially the early Screaming Eagle scheme with the newer Buzz Saw/ Small Eagle decal placed on the cab side. 

My original plan was to do a hack job on a Kato SD40 to remove the dynamic brakes.  I was able to get my hands on an early non-dynamic brake Kato SD40-2 though.  I haven't super detailed a locomotive before, aside from adding GMM windshield wipers to the FT set I painted.  I made a list last night of all the details I'll need, mostly BLMA.  This project should be fun!  I'm building the loco for display since it doesn’t fit in a D&RGW mid-'50s environment, but it'll have a decoder for occasional laps around the layout.

Here's a photo of a "Double Eagle".


This is the Screaming Eagle scheme applied until 1974.


This is the Buzz Saw/ Small Eagle scheme applied post 1974.


My D&RGW layout  . . . and other stuff
http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/drgw55/

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Re: I know it's a slippery slope, but . . .
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 12:12:49 AM »
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Cool project, I've always had a soft spot for Mopac (mind you I have alot of those)
Will this lead to a fleet of SD45's & Tunnel Motors? :D
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Erik W

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Re: I know it's a slippery slope, but . . .
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 01:48:54 PM »
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Will this lead to a fleet of SD45's & Tunnel Motors? :D
No.  Though jumping to a modern era with my layout would be interesting, it's size is much more suited to smaller length rolling stock and locomotives.  The MoPac loco will mostly reside on a display shelf with some HOn3 cars and a few military models.

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Re: I know it's a slippery slope, but . . .
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 05:22:53 PM »
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