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kitbash in SD18
« on: July 12, 2010, 12:25:38 PM »
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i'm thinking of kitbashing an SD18 from an SD9 powered unit and low nose SD24 shell.  the radiator fans on the SD9 would have to be replaced and the space between the cab and the dynamic break blister would have to be lowered using a piece from the SD24 shell.  the truck assemblies should fit from an RSD5.  anything else i would need to modify?
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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 12:42:24 PM »
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N Scale Railroading had an article on how to do this for the C&O in its May/Jun issue,

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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 12:58:32 PM »
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N Scale Railroading had an article on how to do this for the C&O in its May/Jun issue,

Phil

i'll have to find a copy.  a pair of SD18's would look sweet.
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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 06:47:06 PM »
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That's Casey and Richard Thomason's article. They built some SD18's for my buddy's massive C&O layout. The pictures were taken on the scnicked part of his layout. Oh man they are nice loco's!

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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 07:18:32 PM »
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i think i can get everything i need in spares if i buy two SD9's.  the low nose shells are cheap, the tri-mount truck assemblies should work.  the toughest part is the notch behind the cab and the fans on the radiator.

anyone know where i can get a copy of the mag?
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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 07:29:30 PM »
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i think i can get everything i need in spares if i buy two SD9's.  the low nose shells are cheap, the tri-mount truck assemblies should work.  the toughest part is the notch behind the cab and the fans on the radiator.

anyone know where i can get a copy of the mag?
There is one in my bathroom, or you can try here:
http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N_Scale_Railroading_Issue_059_May_June_2010_p/nsr-059.htm

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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 07:59:03 PM »
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There is one in my bathroom, or you can try here:


hope it's not scratch and sniff :)

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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 09:38:13 PM »
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anyone know where i can get a copy of the mag?

Um, Peachtree or Kleins are both driving distance, hello? I have it in my stack of articles to scan but haven't gotten around to it yet. Too much time writing KSAs...
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Re: kitbash in SD18
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 10:01:09 PM »
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Too much time writing KSAs...

Ugh...
Convince them that you are a god...don't be modest.
Make it easy for the HR person to find the magic catchphrase by repeating the question in the answer.
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I remember when the K was spelled out in announcements as Knowledges. See above.  ::)
Good luck.

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