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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by DanRaitz, Jan 14, 2007.
I take it you've done this before? :thumb:
This is intense . Thanks for posting these pix and commentary!!
This weekend I worked on the handrails and steps. For the handrails I used .015" brass wire with Precision Scale stanchions and for the steps I used A-Line #29256 diesel steps.
The stanchions and handrails are going to be removed and reinstalled after the unit is painted. Easier to mask and decal without them in the way.
This is great!!! Keep the pictures coming. What great work you're doing!
thas pyschotic! ( in a good way, lol) I wish i could do that! I have the money, but it looks intimidating! i suppose i'll have to try one day, if only i had the scale plans for stuff
And for the rest of us who don't have such super modeling skills, Athearn is going to offer a high quality F45 very soon! I saw test shots at the Springfield Mass show and it's going to be gorgeous!
Whoa, that is some insane skill. I wish i had them.
Holy crud! You have way more guts than I do to do this. Looks great though! Very highly detailed
How much do you want for it? $4,000.00?! (j/k I know you're not selling). NICE work! Very detailed so far. Jeez, I thought my Big Boy looked detailed...
Was going to say that myself! F45 AND FP45!...
Looks like you beat Athearn to the punch here. Lets see if my rebuilt Atlas SD35's can compair.
I know I'm replying to an old post, but I was wondering if this was ever finished? I'm looking at get an athearn BB f45 and doing the same thing, since it looks good so far.
I hacked into one of these years ago to make an SD60F for the CN. I know that plastic is HARD to cut and is unforgiving. Use patience and a very sharp razor saw. :thumb:
That thing looks SWEET!!!:thumb::thumb:
Hey Josh, where are the SD-35s? I have one I have been thinking about rebuilding.:mrgreen:
No, she is currently sitting (in primer) on my workbench, under an inch of dust. The wife and I have been doing some remodeling of the house, so my other projects have been put on hold. I should be able to get back to her sometime late this summer.
Hi Dan, any updates on this? I am really curious as to how you finished the grills. I have aquiered several F45s and am thinking of trying some of your techniques.
I'm late to the party, but from one detailer to another, all I have to say is KOWABUNGA!!!!!
Finally able to get back to the F45 (after a year).
I got the rad grills installed. I used 1/32" fine mesh from K&S Engineering (item #02701).
For the dynamic grills I used the Plano #202, Apex-slotted pattern grill material.
Here is what she looks like in primer.
That looks awesome Dan:thumb::thumb: Thanks for the update. I think that was the info I was looking for and I am going to give it a shot.
Still want to see pics when you get it done :mrgreen: