Good place for custom train work?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CRed, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. CRed

    CRed Member

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    I went to my LHS today and picked up his last set of DM&IR SD40-3 #416/418 Gopher Scheme decals and was wondering if there's a good place to go for custom paint/decal and detail work.I'm going to pick up a undecorated Athearn Genesis SD45-2 to use for it and I want it to look like this....

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    I'd appreciate someones help with this.I was going to do it myself,but after looking at the decals and whats involved I decided I better not.

    I just noticed,but there's decals to use for the SD38DC also so maybe an undecorated Kato SD38-2 would work.Do they make one though?

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    Thanks,
    Chris
  2. CRed

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    Here's a picture of engine #416....

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    Chris
  3. jbaakko

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    I can do it, being a one color scheme it'll only cost you $35 and that includes return shipping.
    My SPGM gallery
  4. jbaakko

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    An SD38DC would not be a good build from and SD38-2 as the -2 chassis is longer.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I've always liked that arrow scheme!
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  6. CRed

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    How about details,do you do those also?I don't know what it all will need added,but I know it will need all weather windows.It might also need wipers and or all the cables and hoses,I'm not sure what the Genesis SD45-2 will have in that way.When I pick up one of the SD45-2's I'll get a hold of you and we'll talk.I'm trying to decide whether I want to get the sound version or not and I'm not sure they're available yet.

    Chris
  7. CRed

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    Me too,I love the arrowhead scheme!I also like the Gopher scheme and the owner of my LHS who happens to be an DM&IR nut says he can't get the decals anymore so I bought his last set.

    Chris
  8. jbaakko

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    Details, Custom builds, painting, I can even make decals with a few wasted passes. Toss me an email if you're interested:
    josh AT blockchoice.com