Did some work on my Can't and Never Will EMD GP18 #1776.
CNW stabled some very late GP9 and GP18's which featured the fuel tank, main air reservoir and slotted sill of the GP20. The CNW units also didn't have the standard dual 48 inch fans, but four 36 inch fans from units traded to EMD. The units which were basically a GP20 from the sill downward and a GP9 phase II with GP18 grilles from the sill up, with the exception of the battery box venting which was like the GP20.
I started with a Proto 2000 GP20 sill, but it doesn't have the small box located in front of which GP9's. The P2K GP20 sill has the correct battery box venting. I then cut off the small box located in front battery box from a P2K GP9 phase II sill.
Here is a photo of the finished kitbashed GP9 box on the GP20 sill. I think it will work.
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2013 20:05:48 GMT -8 by Deleted: More information added
This is the first Refrigerator Car I have done in over 30 years, Built an IMRC ART Refrigerator Car Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and Boxcar Red and lettered with Champ Decals.
Ribbed Side Models, 40' Phase 3 Short Ribbed Boxcar Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered in the original paint scheme using the kit supplied decals.
ExactRail Evans 4780CF Covered Hopper Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and lettered with Oddballs Decals.
Thanks for looking!
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Post by surlyknuckle on Jul 7, 2013 15:28:45 GMT -8
Nice work everyone. Summer has definitely slowed down my modeling, but that needs to change soon. With work keeping me busy, my free time is spent buffing, or going to shows, or hanging with friends. Nothing to show, 'cept I'll throw in a proto pic from when I was flagging a couple weeks ago. This was the Q438 coming from Richmond Va, on it's way towards Baltimore and Philly.
Post by MONSTERRAILROAD on Jul 9, 2013 10:38:44 GMT -8
I really believe that when you ACTIVELY allow the kids to participate in ALL aspects of the hobby you are grooming the next generation for sure. With me, I literally allow Adarius and Gabriela to go down to my layout even when I am not down there NOW (As of a couple months ago) I have that much trust in them and have spent the past years enforcing being careful, handling the trains carefully and not to throw them. Adarius who is just 2 years and 9 months old is now aware of the delicacy of the models. I allow him to be in the videos I make, I take him to see trains when he asks. I make the hobby fun for him and her (Even though she is not really that into it because she is girly and I understand 100%) Adarius is now about to own his very OWN engine. It is going to be an Proto 2K Gorgeous GP60. It is going to be weathered and tagged with his name on the side at some point. I have also though about giving him his own OMI SD70ACE instead because it is WAY MORE durable to handle. I know he will take good care of it when playing with it on the track. I love this hobby even more because my kids are now apart of it!