My newest project!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by trainsteve2435, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Hello everyone, just wanted to show you all what ive been working on for the last couple of days. It is an A-B-A set of UP GP9's. I still need to do a few detail things on them and add the railings to the B unit. Any comments or suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for looking!:wave:
    steve

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    I almost forgot. all three units started out as Proto 2000 undec units. I used a combination of Floquil and Badger paints to get the colors. Thanks!
  3. eddie

    eddie New Member

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    I' m new at this. Could you tell me how the track and roadbed is held in place? Thanks.
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    Looks greatsign1
  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Wow! That looks great. Love that B unit.
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    WOW, those look great Steve. Hard to believe those started out as undecorated. Great Job:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Im sure Deano (UP SD40-2) will be posting here soon!!
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    It is usally some type of glue. I used elmers white glue to hold down the roadbed and then more elmers white glue for the track. Many different ways to do this.
  8. hobokid

    hobokid thebull

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    thats a real nice yellow, lookin sharp.
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    Steve, they look great----nice paint job. Are you going to weather them a little? That will be a very powerful looking consist. Never saw a "b" unit like that before----John R
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    MilesWestern Active Member

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    They look great! :thumb: BUT(!) where the red stripe that seperates the "Armour Yellow" from the "Harbor mist Gray"
  11. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    The UP was the largest user of GP9Bs. PRR also had some, which passed to PC and CR. BN rebuilt some GP9s to GP9Bs, and BNSF now owns them. The rebuilds look different: they don't have the porthole, among other things. You might be surprised how many hood B-units existed.
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    Thanks for all the nice compliments, i really appreciate them. As for the red stripes, there on order from Micro Scale.:wave:
  13. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Awesome!!!

    Steve!!!:wave: FANTASTIC JOB!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: I...:cry: ...COULDNT BE:cry: ...PROUDER OF YOU!!!:thumb: :D ! VERY WELL DONE!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :D -Deano
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    trainsteve2435 Member

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    Thanks Deano, now im doing up a SD45 in UP colors. Ill post pics when i get it finished. Can you recomend a good set of weathering powders? Thanks!
    steve:wave:
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    now your doing an SD45 in UP colors!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: OUTSTANDING!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: weathering powders,...Hmm, no sorry Steve, i don't use them, so i cant tell you what brand is better then the other:( . i do ALL my weathering with paints:thumb:. i know that some folks on here DO use weathering powders, Herc is one of them, perhaps he might have some input;). **AGAIN, GREAT JOB STEVE!!!:thumb: :thumb: :D -Deano