New loco photos

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, May 14, 2004.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Ray,
    How do you model the number boards on the front of the F units?
    Ralph
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Greg,
    I built an FP7 by following an article in April 1972 Model Railroader that showed how to splice 2 Athearn F7 shells to make an FP7. It used a Hobbytown drive though. I modified one of the older 8-wheel drive Bachmann drives.
    The F9 shells would make a nice phase II FP7.

    Ralph,
    The numberboards on #1656 were drilled and filed out and fitted with pieces of clear styrene. Then Micro Scale number board decals were trimmed to size and applied. I also drilled out the classification marker lights and will install fiber optic markers.
    On #1665 I trimmed and applied Champ numberboard decals.
    I have been thinking of experimenting with the idea of placing a strip of clear cellophane tape over them to simulate the glass, then clear coat over it.
    On #1734 I reshaped and lowered the Bachmann Number boards slightly and added the Champ decals.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks Ray!
    Ralph
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Those are some impressive locomotives! Great job!
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Ray,Nice looking locos you have there. :thumb:
  6. NYC-BKO

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    Very nice, Ray, very nice! -:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Bring on some more Central!!!!:eek:

    People always look at me funny when I rip apart old electronic stuff and start cutting wires, unscrewing things and such.:confused: - I do it on the back porch.
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    I get funny looks too when I ask people for the junk VCRs and motorized toys that they are throwing out.
    There are a few PC and P&LE locos posted in this thread.
    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=6370
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Don't know how I missed this before, nice work Ray!
  9. 2slim

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    Ray,
    Your construction/destruction methods will have everyone thinking you've got a garage full of different dioramas!!!

    2slim
  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Locomotives Ray :wave: :wave: :wave: