Conrail GP15-1 kit

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Jon Grant, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Jon Grant

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    Heres the latest pics. The Frisco paintwork is no more. I've finished the rear end and the primer is on. I hope to get the blue on tonight.

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    Jon
  2. NYC-BKO

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    Nice Jon, very nice! -:thumb::thumb:

    I'm coming up three rivets short of a rivet? -:confused::eek::p
  3. Fred_M

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    That's going to look nice Jon. Fred
  4. Jon Grant

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    Here's a few pics with the fuel tank detail and pipes in place and the basic colours on.

    However I only just noticed the trucks are wrong. they only have 4 clasp brakes on each truck (1 per wheel), and the Conrail ones have 8. I wonder if Smokey Valley do the correct ones?

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    See you after the decals are on.

    Jon
  5. NYC-BKO

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    Jon, looks great.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    SV didn't make trucks for it, you used Athearn, with all the work you put in it already, find a scrap bunch of sideframes and cut them off to put on yours, I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it. BTW-looks like all the rivets are on the battery cover!!:p
    Waiting for the finished pics!!-:sleeping:
  6. Jon Grant

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    Here's some shots of the loco with the decals on. In the end, the lettering decals were so small that you can virtually read whats on them, so I went for shapes and colours. I still don't know why half of them are where they are, but who cares.

    ou will also notice the borrowed P2K GP9 Blomberg trucks with 8 clasp brakes. They still need some fitting and detailling but I think they make the difference.

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    Now for some truck detailling and weathering.
    Jon
  7. trainworm

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    wow. thats some excellent work Jon!


    maybe one of these years i will finish my SD40T-2's and have something almost as cool at that loco to show off.
  8. NYC-BKO

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    WOW! Are you sure you are not a magician??? How do you do them so fast, excellent work as usual, Jon..:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    Okay, what is the next challenge, you are making my project list grow!!!:eek:
  9. Jon Grant

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    Already made a start on Friday - a Conrail GP10. Easy project.

    Here's an pic of the loco I'm doing.

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    Jon
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    uh oh.... I smell a new thread a brewin. Nice work Jon. I look forward to seeing your next victim.. errr... i mean project loco.
  11. Ray Marinaccio

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    Great job on the GP15-1 Jon. :thumb:
    It's nice to see some more Conrail models here.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your GP10 project, as this is one I've been considering bashing from an old AHM GP18.
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    Jon,
    It would appear as though you've been bitten by a 'Big Blue' bug... :D

    I have a couple of GE 'smurfs', (8-40's CW & STD cabs). Love to throw them in with some Borg units, really makes the locals roll their eyes... :rolleyes:

    Nice job on the 'Baby T-motor'.. :thumb: :thumb:

    2slim
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    Jon,
    Back when I was servicing microfiche equipment at Outboard Marine Corp.,in Waukegan, Il., I had to drive past C&NW # 4416, almost daily. It took a while to figure out that 4416 was a GP15-1. I decided to try my hand at kitbashing a diesel, and started gathering information.
    The first time I tried photographing the 4416, I was "asked" to leave the property. That's when I discovered that if you wore coat and tie, hard hat, and carried a clipboard, no one messed with you! I got some great detail shots, even of the roof! (I don't think it would work now, what with "homeland depravit....ahhh security" and all)
    I started with an Athearn product, and a lot of Cannon doors, and used Grant Line window shutters for all the louvers. (I didn't have a model to start with then, the Smokie Valley kit came out just after I'd finished). It was my first diesel kitbash.
    I'm very pleased to see someone else modeling the GP15, nice work! :thumb: :thumb:
  14. Jon Grant

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    Thanks guys.

    2slim - I certainly have been bitten by the bug - 8 locos in blue, with 3 set aside for detailling and repainting. Where will it end?

    Sumpter - great story. It's amazing how official you can look with a clipboard.

    Jon
  15. NYC-BKO

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    Jon, since the blue bug is in you, how about a RS-3m, since you're an excellent basher/scratcher/smasher. The Dewitt versions are nicer I think but the Altoona's are easier. I did # 9950 back in the eighties I wish I could post a pic, soon, if I figure out the scanner method. That was the short hoodless RS3m, check out some pics if you can.:thumb:
    Just a brainstorm, wow I'm dizzy, haha.:wave:

    For some reason I lost the link, but there is no Conrail picture in the fallenflags but there is one under PC.
  16. trainworm

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    i was waching a show on RFD TV last night about the BRC and IHB. they showed a BRC switcher in a blue and red paint scheme. it was kinda interesting. that might be a cool one to do if you need a little color to go with those gray and black diesels.
  17. Jon Grant

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    Thanks for the thumbs up TW. I think I have the video of the programme - lots about the C424's, if it's the same. The loco you're on about was the bi-centennial MP15 and ran with a specially painted caboose into the 80's.

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    A little bit too early for me, but you never know...


    Regarding colourful locos, I'm very lucky with the BRC, as just about every class one ran on BRC lines, so take your pick. I'm trying to get a representative from each since the mid 80's, including patch jobs.


    Jon