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absnut

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FL-9 Project
« on: December 29, 2013, 08:06:58 PM »
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Using an FL-9 shell I got from Shapeways, I have embarked on an N scale FL-9 project.  I have been collaborating with friend Clint Giustra on a suitable chassis.  I'd love to power it but, will settle for a dummy pushed along by a powered car, if necessary.   The loco, itself, dictates it must be decorated in the NH McGinnis scheme and I, once again, sincerely miss Northeast decals.  Years ago, I decorated several Lifelike FA-2 pairs with Northeast Decals and wish I had squirreled away a few sets.  So my first question is, does anyone have a set of the appropriate Northeast Decals for a NH, McGinnis cab unit they would be willing to part with?  Another question:  would caboose red be an acceptable stand-in for Socony Red?

The shell is pretty nice.



nickelplate759

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2013, 08:12:25 PM »
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I can't help on the decals, but True Color paint #39 is NH Socony Red!  It's my new favorite paint.

I also recall reading that Socony red was the same Dupont number as SP Daylight Red (not SP Scarlet).
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PiperguyUMD

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 08:25:34 PM »
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Being a WM steam modeler, I miss Northeastdecals too!  If the could have stuck it out until shapeways came along I bet their business would be booming!  Good luck on your project!

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 08:34:52 PM »
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I am not sure on availability but Micro Scale decal 60-937 is suitable for the FL-9.  Have you checked out the previous topic,several weeks ago, on powering this loco
using  F and SD bogies

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 08:46:25 PM »
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I am not sure on availability but Micro Scale decal 60-937 is suitable for the FL-9.

Microscale has 150 sets in stock:

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MD&Product_Code=60-937&Product_Count=&Category_Code=


Hmm... I think I'll buy
80 or 90 of them...


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absnut

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 09:23:44 PM »
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I have seen the Microscale decals.  They're not quite the same as the Northeast were.  Northeast included small triangular white and red shapes to halp form the paint-job on the nose. I'm a little lazy.......

Thanks for the lead on powering.  I'll check that out.

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 10:39:59 PM »
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Can you share a photo or two of the shell? Are you happy with it?
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absnut

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 11:42:16 PM »
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Yes, James Costello.  PM me an email addy and I will take a few more pics and send them to you.

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 06:39:24 AM »
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Atlas SD7-9 china with Atlas GP 35 trucks from china work perfectly for this shell.

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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 04:24:29 PM »
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Not quite finished.... still a work in progress.  Got to figure out a way to snugly mount the SD-7 chassis inside the FL-9 shell.




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Re: FL-9 Project
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
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She looks great Dick! Nice work. A couple of those FL9s are sitting in the town right next to mine in mid coast Maine. The Maine Eastern runs them.