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Weekend Update 1/20/13
« on: January 18, 2013, 07:29:39 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 07:41:58 PM »
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A productive week at the bench as not one, but two locomotives got the detail and weathering treatment....



A custom painted SP&S Kato F7 that had been languishing in it's jewel case got hauled out and given some rutimentary details and moderate weathering... Here we see it geting the once over from the Coderre B.C. station master before it heads back south... I added a steam generator, MU's, fire cracker and three chime horn.....

SD 40's were the "Haute Loco" of mainline power for CP in the early 1970's and as such I have five ready for service... well; not all ready... two (in Script) are ready but one undecorated and two in Multi mark were waiting "the treatment".....



The Kato units came in two road numbers; as you can see the stock Kato unit was decorated for about 1978 to 1985... the small Multi Mark; lack of full face stripes (and 8" stripes, as opposed to the original 5", which I didn't have access to and was to lazy to cut...), the reflective dot markers all had to be altered to better meet my 1973 era....



After altering the Multi Mark and face stripes I removed the high head light and filled the face. I added the bell and then moved the head light to the low nose. A low nose, fireman's side brake wheel was added, MU's were added and other small details were added to finish the basic detailing.

Here you can see the unit, weathered to represent maybe 8-10 month in it's new livery with two original "Script" units... the "Script" SD 40 is considered by many CPR fans as the ultimate expression of the tuscan and grey livery.....



5559, joined by 5556 head up a manifest freight entering Northhill.... I have another Multi Mark unit to back date and one undecorated unit to paint script to complete the SD fleet.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 07:49:57 PM »
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I think you do SP&S better than your own homeland roads which are great .

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 07:53:08 PM »
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Pudd, I never even knew SD40's were delivered in the Script livery...I always thought they were just fantasy repaints!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 07:56:57 PM »
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Pudd, I never even knew SD40's were delivered in the Script livery...I always thought they were just fantasy repaints!

Oh yes; DRF 30a class SD 40 (Road numbers 5500 - 5531) were delivered in 1966 and followed up by DRF 30b class SD 40's (Road Numbers 5532 - 5564) in early 1967. The abomination that is "Multi Mark" wasn't introduced until 1968 and the first SD 40's were repainted Multi Mark until late 1970 or early 1971..... I have pictures of SD 40's in script well into 1976.....
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 08:49:38 PM »
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Love the maroon and grey CP units. That has always been a favorite of mine.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 09:22:04 PM »
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I've been playing around with my Chirstmas present, a TC-9 train camera.  Eventually I'd like to get it into an RF-16 A unit, but for now I've been having fun running it around on a test platform made from a Kato MHC.



I may just have a plywood prairie at the moment, but it's still a fascinating view of the layout.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 09:32:57 PM »
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Went a few miles out of my way to see this

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 01:07:35 AM »
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Spent a few days repainting the steam roster...


I went for the new look so I could add weathering and dirty them up a bit.

Today I tried building a second L1s from a GHQ kit for and botched it royally. Ugh! Trying to figure out how to do it over without buying a new kit.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 04:31:05 AM »
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Went a few miles out of my way to see this


Although I live many thousands of kilometers / miles away from this place.. I aim to get there one day...
(all the way from Australia)
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 05:06:43 AM »
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I needed a small station so I bought the laser kit from Showcase miniatures. For some reason I didn't like the layout of it. Plus it was board and batten, but with no battens. So I kept the elevated base and scratchbuilt everything on top with styrene.



The decking is from a MTL Z loading ramp:


Still need to add a train order signal. Also messing with a water tower (will take pics later)

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 05:59:37 AM »
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A quick project in the form of a D&H wide vision caboose in the Spartan scheme:

I picked up the caboose shell on the cheap. Someone had removed the lettering so no painting involved except for th edges of the roof and the handrails, etc. The decals are from a very old set of NE decals.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 08:11:38 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 10:09:07 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 1/20/13
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2013, 11:35:04 AM »
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The decking is from a MTL Z loading ramp:


Still need to add a train order signal. Also messing with a water tower (will take pics later)

Love that deck!
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