Southern Pacific MP15DC

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by trainworm, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. trainworm

    trainworm Member

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    after seeing these things in the LHS, I had to pick one up. but unfortunately, Atlas didnt get the SP details right. so I had to come up with a fix. I decided to add a cab from an Athearn SP SW1500. then I cut off the headlight section on the MP15DC and added the front headlight section of the Athearn SP SW1500. it all fits together really well. then all I had to do was add details, paint, decal, and weather the loco.

    here is what I ended up with:

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    I think i might have ended up with a bit too much rust on the cab roof, but overall it turned out pretty well.
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    trainworm, that looks Great. Nicely Done.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I guess the latter justifies the former. Nice work! :thumb:

    I'm waiting for the Athearn MP15AC.
    Pete
  4. Art67

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    Nice job, I enjoyed your website as well. keep up the good work.
  5. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Hey, Worm - can I send you some stuff to work on?

    I have a good friend in my club that does work of your caliber and seeing your work for the first time and having known, Paul and his work, I consider yours on his equal.

    JD

    BTW - as far as too much rust, who cares - it is SP and prototypical
  6. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job, Alex! The locomotive looks great!
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I'm not sure it is possible to get too much rust anywhere on a SP loco. I think if you just painted one rust without any black or red, you could probably find a prototype pic to match it! S.P. is known for some dirty, rusty, locomotives. It is what makes a lot of West coast modelers love the S.P.
  8. jetrock

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    Indeed, it looks actually kind of clean compared to the MP15s I see around Sacramento...the only clean spot is the blotch of UP yellow where they painted on the new numbers.