Post by kentuckysouthernrwy on Nov 2, 2020 6:37:30 GMT -8
Nice work all. Not much modeling here lately. I was in Battle Creek for vehicle service Friday and saw a westward bound CN train with a string of power that included this Progress Rail SD70ACe T4 #7202
At the other end of the BC yard was this string of power waiting for an assignment, including a BCRail unit and one of the CN-100 year units.
A little bit of progress on my Cannon & Co. SP B70-30 kit, these are really fun kits, I'm thoroughly enjoy the construction process!
Those are great kits. Back in the "old days" before the Cannon kits, I went on a boxcar building blitz and built one from a Intermountain 5283. As a consequence of some other kitbashes, I had some doors from the Athearn PC&F RBLs, so I cut out the 8-ft doors, added some height, made a mold and cast them in resin. Thus...
So I relocated the bolsters on an Atlas FMC 5077 boxcar and trimmed up the sills. I had some leftover 100-ton trucks from another project so I used them on this car. I'm still trying to figure out which decals are the best match so I haven't repainted it yet.
Be sure to post when you figure it out, I think I need one of those too!
Unless anyone has a better idea I'll use Microscale 87-465 for the shield, reporting marks and UNION PACIFIC name and 87-847 beer cars for most of the data. That doesn't cover everything but worst of all the shield is going to be a real pain since the Is in UNION and PACIFIC don't line up with the center stripe on any set I have.