How about some locomotive pics....

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  1. IandOFan71

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    Greetings all,
    I would like to share with everyone some of the locomotive painting projects that I just finished. Feel free to share some of your locomotive pics. I have several and I hope you like them.
    First up is a C&O U30B #8202. I still have to add number boards but otherwise it's finished.

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    Next up is a C&O SD40 #7562. Yes I know it's really an SD40-2, but I will eventually modify it back to a true SD40.

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    Next is C&O SD35 #7430. I was my first Atlas engine and I mowed a lot of yards to buy it. I've had it for probably 15 years and it still runs great.

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    Next is a pair of Penn Central C628's #6304 & 6312. These are AHM units that I bought on Ebay and repainted them. I love big power and these things were torture on rails.

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    Next is PC GP38-2 #8064. I still have to add number boards to this one but it's otherwise finished.

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    Here is Penn Central U28C #6533. It was originally supposed to be a C&O unit but I didn't have enough C&O decals so it's now a PC unit.

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    Here are a pair of Penn Central SD45's #6130 & 6147. I have another SD45 that I may paint into C&O or Chessie paint just to see what it would look like.

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    Here are a pair of powered RDC's that I got for a steal on Ebay. I haven't lettered them yet but I may letter one for C&O and one for a local mine company.

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    These aren't locomotives but I had to show them anyway. They are a pair of PC tractor trailers that I found tucked back in a corner of my favorite hobby shop.

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    Ok, only three left for now. But these are good ones and I think you'll like them. This is an SD20-2 #7700. I also found this little gem on Ebay and I paid more than I should have but I had to have it. True to the prototype it was modified from an SD35 and custom painted(not by me).

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    Alright you've endured pics of average ho hum motive power and maybe the SD20-2 caught your attention but they are nothing compared to the next two pics. These are from my "What If" series. First up is B&O Dash 8 40-CW #616. At one time I planned on modelling my own freelance road in the modern era, so when I switched to PC/Chessie in the 70's I had these just collecting dust. I figured, why not see what a modern unit would look like in an old paint scheme. I'm pleased with how they turned out and I hope you will be too. Enjoy!!

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    The second retro modern unit is a C&O Dash 8 40-C #504. Same story as before plus I'm a huge C&O and Chessie fan so this unit is quickly becoming my favorite.

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    Ok, so I forgot one last photo. This one is of my Dash 8's together waiting for thier first run on my layout. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my roster of custom locomotives. Now that I've shown you my locomotives, I want to see what you all have on your layout. Best wishes to all and happy model railroading.

    IandOFan71

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    So,That's what a C&O 8 40-C would look like?:thumb::mrgreen:

    Sweet!
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    They all look great..:thumb: well done..:thumb:
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    What make are the RDC's? They look a little like the athearn Rubber band drive units (I have one)
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    wow,those are some GREAT looking locos! the paint job is very crisp and good lookin! those fantasy schemes loogreat,the B&O dash 8 40-CW is my favorite even though i model C&O :mrgreen:.and dont let ralph see those PC units!--josh
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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Great looking locos.
    Gotta love those "What ifs"

    Here's a couple of mine.
    SD70M, painted like New Haven's GP9's
    C44-9W, painted like a New Haven U25B.

    Had to paint the GE like a NH GE, and the EMD the same.

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Betcha can tell which ones are my favorites! :) Welcome aboard! Always great to have another PC afficianado around!
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    Ralph
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    Wow, IandOFan71! You have done a great job on those!