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Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« on: April 10, 2008, 07:56:36 PM »
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Been working on a G scale E8. My model is of 4022 and I started with the Aristocraft (www.aristocraft.com) E8 Undecorated model. This is pretty close to 4022 already, but it's got some details that need to be changed.

First off was removing the front door. The Aristo model has a single beam headlight in the front door, and a mars light in the light above it. 4022 only had the duel beam lights, so the old door had to come off. Easier said than done as the door is superglued. I had to break out the Dremel and remove most of the door the hard way.


I also had to remove 4 portholes on each side as the 4022 didn't have them.


I'll update more as I get more done. This is going to be cool, but it's also a huge project! To give you an idea, I've placed the frame and trucks next to an HO scale grain car (SHOW CAR!!!) for a comparison. The E8 in G is nearly 2' long and weighs about 8Lbs.


I'll post more as it progresses!
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 09:37:38 PM »
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That thing is huge  :o

Course I like it's original paint job best:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/erie832ajh.jpg
But it's current paint job isn't so bad ;)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=195061&nseq=8

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 09:52:50 PM »
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I considered this scheme:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=363601

But decided that it HAD to be this...
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=536259

So sweet lookin!
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 09:47:50 AM »
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And there's room for the "backup light"!

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 10:12:55 AM »
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Shucks, why didn't you just buy the real one when it was available!
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 12:14:25 PM »
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Sarge.


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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 04:43:22 PM »
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Got more done on the E8.
Got the porthole windows chiseled off and sanded down. Then I applied body putty and sanded that down.



I also removed the Aristo horn


And cut it up to make the proper horn for the E8


Will keep you updated!
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 08:08:04 PM »
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I've seen 4022 in a couple variations.

FYI when it was first painted (blue) it ended up on the point of the Amtrak "Broadway Limited" at least once, in Feb. 1977, because I got a picture of it in the fading light at Harrisburg.

Quite the project you've bitten off there!

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 08:37:29 PM »
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I've seen 4022 in a couple variations.

FYI when it was first painted (blue) it ended up on the point of the Amtrak "Broadway Limited" at least once, in Feb. 1977, because I got a picture of it in the fading light at Harrisburg.

Quite the project you've bitten off there!

I'd love to see that picture if you've got a digital version! Also, some friends of mine in the CRHS went to visit 4022 just before Juniata Terminal sold her. (www.conrailcorp.com) and one of the things they noticed on the locomotive was all the blue paint that was still showing in the door jambs and in the assorted nooks and crannies. This is something I want to re-create on the model with dry brushing.
Check out the website. It's worth it.
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 10:55:35 AM »
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UPDATE!

Got some more work done! Washed the shell today, and while it was drying, I decided to to rework the front coupler to look a bit better...


I cut off the old connector, then I drilled a new hole after removing the spring that keeps the coupler centered. I don't know how effective it'll be in train service, but I think this is going to be mostly a shelf queen anyway.


I also did some tinkering with the lighting circuit board until I got the lights to shine without the mars effect..


I also re-worked the Aristo horns to represent the Conrail retrofits.. :)



More to come..
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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 11:29:44 AM »
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Russ, you are awesome.

I'm tempted by this G scale stuff.  Really tempted.

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2008, 11:40:19 AM »
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Have you guys ever met? If not, Tom, you should come to the RBQ: http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/29

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 12:21:44 PM »
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Have you guys ever met? If not, Tom, you should come to the RBQ: http://thecrhs.org/?q=node/29

I got that invite, and there is a good chance I'll be able to come up.

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2008, 12:23:09 PM »
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That'd be awesome. Let me know if you want to carpool.

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Re: Conrail 4022 E8 project in G scale
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2008, 05:17:26 PM »
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... Let me know if you want to carpool...

READ: "Let me know if you want to pay for my gas"

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