at the head end of some more kitbashed headend equipment

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by doctorwayne, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are a couple of passenger diesels that I built using a pair of old Model Power diesels. They're not really kitbashed: more like rtr meets parts and paint. They're built using a photo of a couple of VIA units that I photographed near Bayview, Ont. several years ago. I co-opted the CNR freight paint scheme and added details to suit my free-lanced EG&E. The rear of the roof with the big fan was sliced off and turned 180 degrees to get it into the proper position. Lots of parts from Detail Associates, including the grillwork. The hardest part was the fuel tanks (couldn't find a good photo). They were scratchbuilt, as were the icicle breakers. If you have one of the original Model Power FAs around, you can see where the body panels have been removed and new ones, complete with new batten strips, have been installed. This is one of my all-time favourite prototypes, as evidenced by the fact that I had to time-travel from my usual modelling period of the late 'thirties all the way forward to 1958,just to get this photo. The pair are pulling a train of modified Rivarossi heavyweights, all rebuilt using New England Rail Service windows, plus lots of PSC, NERS, and scratchbuilt underbody details.

    EG&E FPA4/FPB4 260/262 at Lowbanks, Ont.
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    CNR express boxcar 11078 and EG&E express/baggage 2050
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    EG&E express car 2054
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    EG&E mail storage car 2066
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    EG&E coach Cayuga
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    EG&E coach Mohawk
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    EG&E diner Magnetawan
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    EG&E coach Oneida
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    EG&E coach Onondaga
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    EG&E coach Seneca
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    EG&E solarium/observation Tuscarora
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    Wayne
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    nice work Doc :)
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Neat work. My aunt used to have a cottage at Lowbanks -- long way from Elora Gorge.
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Yeah, I play pretty fast and loose with the place names. That train is rolling towards a level crossing with a road headed to the Lake Erie shoreline, quite a vacation hotspot in my version of the late '30's.
    Wayne
  5. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member

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    Taint boring doctorwayne. Those FP-4's look great. Keep up the good work and just see how board we get looking at it. :D

    Greg