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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2020, 05:21:03 PM »
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I’ve always liked the BL2 because it’s such a unique locomotive, but that Black Widow BL2 has to be the best looking paint scheme I’ve seen on a BL2. I have a MoPac BL2, which WAS my favorite paint scheme for that loco, but you’ve dethroned it. Great job!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2020, 05:40:01 PM »
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Greetings Wolf (SP-Wolf)
I have a very similar project I want to get to.
I was finally able to grab a BL-2 from eBay
at a cost I could feel comfortable with.
The BL-2 is the 3rd locomotive I acquired in HO scale as an adolescent
being a Xmas gift from my Mom and Dad.
Been wanting to get one and go full blown foob on it
using PRR DGLE and decals, just as a sentimental project.
(The HO one was actually Riock Island but I prefer PRR to most other
roadnames.)
Any suggests as to how you got the paint of so well?
That is an excellent strip jobn and super mods.
Just hoping to start with a shell that is as clean and ready for paint
as yours is in the photo above.
Thanks for sharing. And, any recommendations will bne truly appreciated,


sincerely
Gary


Hi Gary,

First -- Thank you, so very much!!

I used Scale Coat II wash away. This is my go to paint stripper. It took a couple of dippings.

Sounds like you have a great project in mind -- looking forward to seeing it.

Thanks,
Wolf

I’ve always liked the BL2 because it’s such a unique locomotive, but that Black Widow BL2 has to be the best looking paint scheme I’ve seen on a BL2. I have a MoPac BL2, which WAS my favorite paint scheme for that loco, but you’ve dethroned it. Great job!

Hey Gary,

Wow!! -- Thank you, so very much!!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2020, 06:06:47 PM »
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... And -- ready for service:

Considerable cognitive dissonance to this closet SP fan of seeing Black Widow on a BL-2, but I can dig it.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2020, 06:13:46 PM »
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The sharp eyed follower will immediately see something different in the following photo - wire on the fence!

Been thinking about doing that for some time now and finally just did it - around 30 feet, two feet at a time.  An improvement. methinks.

Caption for the photo:  A trio of UP locos takes the ladder track to it's waiting train, while the Oakville switch job stays in the clear.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2020, 07:54:52 PM »
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One of the coil cars from my previous post, a NS "Protect II" car. I thought I'd mix this car up a little and add an older corrugated style hood. It was printed on the Photon and will end up being a Conrail hood.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2020, 08:00:59 PM »
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I soldered up a pair of code 40 switches...  just need to cut the frog gaps!


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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2020, 09:14:34 PM »
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Got another RS-18 and a slug cut down from an RS-3 going now, will become BCOL 602 and BCOL S-409. Once these are done I'll start concentrating effort on actually building a layout as I'll have all the locomotives I'll need for a while (An M420, a C425, two RS-18s and a slug for my late 80s operating sessions).



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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2020, 09:38:06 PM »
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I fitted the little Davenport with couplers this afternoon then did a test run to see how it pulls. Here it is handling 15 Atlas and Kato 2 bays. I’m quite pleased with how it runs.


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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2020, 09:44:21 PM »
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I fitted the little Davenport with couplers this afternoon then did a test run to see how it pulls. Here it is handling 15 Atlas and Kato 2 bays. I’m quite pleased with how it runs.

Very cool, Jim! Very cool! Nice work.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2020, 11:18:22 PM »
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An SP BL-2

Mods added - how I figured SP would have ordered it/them: -


Nice job on that BL-2.  You do decidedly need the dual headlights.

These questions come from mere curiosity:

1.  Why no steam generator?

2.  Why did you go so far back with the silver on the #2 end?

These are not criticisms, just pure curiosity.

I suppose that question Number One springs from my familiarity with the SP in the SF Bay Area.  Had the SP run BL-2s, and, run them up there, they would have worked passenger and freight on the Santa Cruz or Los Gatos branches and eventually wound up on the NWP.


For a long time, Neal's N-Gauging Trains had an A-B shark pair painted Black Widow.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2020, 12:06:08 AM »
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Well -- I took a break from my SP F3/F7 project. Came up with a foob -- could have/should have been -- basically, I am having a bit of fun.

The BL-2 has been one of my favorite locomotives -- they were so darn ugly -- they are cool

And -- ready for service:



Thanks,
Wolf

OMG, Wolf, she’s even uglier with that Black Widow nose, if that’s possible😜
Nice job!
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2020, 12:26:57 AM »
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amato1969:  Nice looking switches!
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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2020, 03:56:41 AM »
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In honour of tonight's rare snowfall in Vancouver I took a break from the speed matching marathon to run a Plow Extra, seen here at Tremblay after climbing the East Pine hill:



This was the first run to Dawson Creek with two of the new RS-3 locomotives.  The first phase of speed matching is almost complete and these two engines ran together very well; just need to dial back in some acceleration and braking.  I would also like to get light in the Jordan Spreader . . .


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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2020, 04:10:55 AM »
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Nice Tim. For the record, I note that the current temp in Dawson Creek is -37 C (-34 F).  Hope those Alcos can manage!

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Re: Weekend Update 1/12/20
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2020, 04:45:41 AM »
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Very cool, Jim! Very cool! Nice work.

Thank you very much Mike!
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