Finished up "Zenking" or "Sixing" a Proto 2000 GP decorated for the Cotton Belt. I replaced the delrin lift rings and grabs with wire and castings. Removed the stock P2K horn from the short hood and replaced it with the correct brass DW horn on the cab roof. Added the SP light package on the nose and long hood. Painted the handrails to match the prototype. Sand blasted and painted the bare delrin fans, foot boards, hand brake brake. Added some detail painting like the crew figures and the foot board edges in yellow. Completed with a coat of a mixture of Testors Glosscote and Dullcote.
Its been a while since we had a Sunday Photo Fun, and I have finished a bunch of cars since then, so here they are!
Atlas Phase II 1932 AAR Boxcar, with a 1950's repaint, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Greg Komar Decals.
IMRC 50' PS1 Boxcar, replaced door with Athearn 10' Wide YSD, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Greg Komar Decals. Paint scheme is a late 50's repaint.
ExactRail PS 5344CF Boxcar Kit, I know they did this car as RTR but I had the decal, so I assembled the kit (with no directions) Painted it with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and lettered with Herald King Decals.
Assembled and painted an Intermountain 10,000 Gal Tank Car kit, painted it with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Champ Decals.
After Athearn announced their NYC 40' Early Bird Foobie, I had to finish this correct 40' Early Bird Car. Started with a Branchline 40' Kit with 8' Door, substituted an 8' Front Range Door from the scrap box. They NYC Despatch Shops did this with 1937 40' Boxcars in the 50's and lettered them for the Merchants Despatch Service. Car was painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and Boxcar Red, and lettered with Greg Komar Decals. Note the car was designated an RB instead of the more common RBL as it did not have installed racks for lading protection.
Walther's 50' NACC RB, note is is labeled an RB as it did not have lading control devices, painted with Floquil Signal Red and lettered with Herald King Decals.
This is an Intermountain Railway, 40' - 10' IH - 6 Panel Boxcar, Painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Orange and Pullman Green Paint and lettered with Champ Decals.
This is an Intermountain Railway 40' 10-6" IH 1937 AAR Boxcar. Painted with Floquil Signal Red and Platinum Mist and lettered with Champ Decals.
Details West 50' RBL (Evans Blue Island Reefer), painted with Floquil Signal Red and Platinum Mist, lettered with Herald King Decals.
Thanks for looking!
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Post by traindude on Sept 22, 2013 12:31:57 GMT -8
Here is a model of Pan Am Railways SW1 shop switcher #007 that I built out of Walthers latest release. Some added details were hand made muffler, long handrails on the frame, plows, working marker lights and new dual beam head lights. Link to prototype here.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2013 12:34:00 GMT -8 by traindude
I often do narrowgauge pics, but have been spending some time on the standard gauge adding a couple of badly needed tracks to smooth local switching service. Here's a pic of a meet at Durango. The track on the far right that the 44-tonner is sitting on is new.