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kiwi_al

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Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2 - updated
« on: May 14, 2009, 05:33:05 AM »
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I thought I'd  Pimp My SD45-2 to a BNSF SD40-2R or whatever it's proper designation is
one of these:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=970148


Just think that there is a 13 channel DVD / 500 watt RMS stereo system in the cab ... oh and hydraulic suspension that moves up and down with the bass ;D ;D

First strip da sucker !!


Shave the fans - the bald look is in   ;D



oops!!



ooooh I broke it Intermountain will be pissed ;D Don't look Chuck!!!



A bit more bling:




Now the dazzle stuff:







oooooohh shiny walkways

And under all that thick paint was a lot of nice detail.

Those drop grabs have to go, gotta get some from Craig or Chuck!  ;D

That's all for now


« Last Edit: October 15, 2009, 10:01:48 PM by kiwi_al »
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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 09:56:22 AM »
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What are you using for the walkways?

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 04:09:28 PM »
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I'm using BLMA Diamond Tread Plate - item #250
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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 05:20:31 PM »
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nice job mate, will you bring the engine to the AMRA 09 Kapiti show ?

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 09:00:01 PM »
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Yep - you going?
I had forgotten it was on, thanks for the reminder - cool!
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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 01:21:18 AM »
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Might have to see if I can get there to.

Hopefully milkings will have finished by then

Cheers Warren

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 03:11:51 AM »
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Nice work!!!  Keep us posted!

Also, our 15" Drop Grab Irons were recently re-done in smaller wire and they look AMAZING.  Of course, depending on the dealer stock you might get the old versions which are fine too, but FYI, the newest run really adds a nice touch...
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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 03:58:40 AM »
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Quote
Might have to see if I can get there to.

Hopefully milkings will have finished by then

Cheers Warren

Gidday Warren,
Whereabouts are you?
I'm in Upper Hutt. ;D
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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 07:02:48 AM »
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Also, our 15" Drop Grab Irons were recently re-done in smaller wire and they look AMAZING...

well, I do hope that I will...   ;)

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 05:14:52 PM »
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I think this is the second time I have seen somebody remove the fans on this model and put on new fans. Is the IM model so wrong with the fans or is this a different phase being modeled?

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 05:19:16 PM »
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I'm about 90 miles north of you in Woodville

hope to catch up with you.

Cheers warren

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 05:35:28 PM »
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I think this is the second time I have seen somebody remove the fans on this model and put on new fans. Is the IM model so wrong with the fans or is this a different phase being modeled?

This is not a "as built" model, it is a model of a rebuilt locomotive.

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 05:41:30 PM »
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Where are these fans from? I'd like to replace the marshmellowey ones on my LL 38-2s (yes, I finally got a set...).

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 05:59:11 PM »
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I think this is the second time I have seen somebody remove the fans on this model and put on new fans. Is the IM model so wrong with the fans or is this a different phase being modeled?

The IM fans are wrong for EL and many CR units (that didn't have all the low-profile fans replaced)... of course, the entire roof of the long hood is as well.

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Re: Pimp my ride - IM SD45-2
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 06:30:05 PM »
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...and still more locomotives head for the dumpster!  There's just no point in this hobby anymore!

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