SN & CCT GE Diesels

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  1. jetrock

    jetrock Member

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    Here are a couple recent painting projects, slightly dressed-up Bachmann Spectrum 44 and 70 tonners.

    CCT 31 is modified to reflect the first 70 tonners, which featured a single headlight and no front louvers (later models had a dual headlight and front louvers.) This model also features an early (late Forties) color scheme and CCT number board on the nose. I still need to add a horn.

    SN 143 is also an early color scheme (pre-Zephyr silver & orange), black with orange stripes, and is essentially stock aside from the addition of the Sacramento Northern's characteristic number box on one side of the cab hood. These boxes were roughly diamond-shaped and illuminated from within, but for simplicity I just used a cut-off section if 1/4" Northeastern styrene, distorted a bit by hand to look somewhat diamond-shaped, with a bit of .020" styrene glued on top and filed to match the profile of the number boxes.

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  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Nice lookin' locos there..Puts ideas in my head about using GE44 or 70 tonners on my industrial switching layout and coming up with a switching railroad name.
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Beautiful Looking Locomotive :thumb: :thumb:
  4. jetrock

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    brakie: The second-version Bachmann GE's (with a single motor) are more reliable runners, and Bachmann is supposedly coming out with a single-motor version of the 70 as well. The earlier two-motor versions ran okay but the motors had a reputation for burning out.
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job! The locomotives look really good!
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I understand that the early Bachmann 44 toners ran a lot better if the two motors were wired in series instead of parrallel.