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  • #16
    Another winning model, Glen.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • #17

      Nicely done Glen. Your descriptions are a big help...

      Bob

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      • #18

        Nicely done Glen. Your descriptions are a big help...

        Bob

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        • #19
          Thanks you Mike and Bob. I'm glad people are getting something out of my posts.

          I finished off the body this afternoon




          I added the grabs over the windshield, the horns, and the glass





          Now it's just waiting for the chassis to be finished. That's over at a friend's house getting the DCC decoder installed. I still have to paint the crew and weather the engine but it's pretty much done now.

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          • #20
            Beautiful Glen'. Looks better than tailor made'..


            Ted

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            • #21
              Looking good Glen. Always liked the CP's color scheme. Reminds me a little of the D & H's color scheme.

              Bernd
              New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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              • #22
                Glen, another great tutorial resulting in a terrific looking model! :up:
                Bruce

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                • #23
                  Thanks Bruce, Bernd and Ted.

                  Bernd, you aren't the first to mention that. I think some of these colors were more commonly used back in the 40's-60's than today.

                  Anyway, I decided to start with the next diesel on the RIP track.




                  It's a Bachmann Spectrum H16-44 or baby trainmaster. I found it at a local swap meet and paid the princely sum of 5$ for the privilege of hauling it's well used hulk home.



                  It was used on a club layout for a number of years but a number of members are rather 'ham-fisted', explaining why there are no handrails left. My other problem was that although this is a Canadian Pacific engine, the paint scheme with the script writing came out in 1965 so I have to backdate the paint to 1959. I initially thought this was going to be easy, just remove the script and replace it with the older style block lettering. Unfortunately the gray stripe was narrower with the block scheme as well so the whole engine is in for a repaint.




                  The good news is that the drive is intact and runs okay.

                  I had trouble locating a replacement set of handrails. Bachmann didn't sell them separately but for 21$ I managed to get a complete shell with handrails and other details from them. I decided to use the new shell as well since the original was a little worse for wear.

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                  • #24
                    Great find Glenn.

                    And for total of just $26 bucks for a "going to be good looking engine" I think you made out good. Looking forward to seeing some in progress pictures.

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • #25
                      Thanks Bernd, I think you could say 26$ plus some parts and materials.

                      Anyway I started on the modifications to the shell. I striped the handrails and original paint off my replacement shell first.

                      Canadian Pacific made a few changes to the original as you can see in this pic:

                      http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=365901

                      The main difference is two of the four rear fan openings is plated over. This was done since the engines were running in colder climates (mostly the Kootenay region of British Columbia) and the extra cooling wasn't needed. I too plated this over with some styrene.

                      You will also notice the difference between the block and script paint schemes of the two Lead engines.



                      I also removed the horns from the side of the long hood as that will be moved to the cab roof.




                      I masked off the radiator and dynamic brake grills before painting. It's pretty much ready for primer and the gray paint now.

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                      • #26
                        Glen,

                        Don't you ever get tired of stripes? Or stripping stripes?

                        I see another fine detailing and paint job in the offing.

                        Mike
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • #27
                          Another nice project in the offing. The power lash-up in that prototype photo is interesting.
                          Bruce

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                          • #28
                            Michael, I'm not tried of stripes yet, but ask me again after this project.

                            Bruce, that was a fairly typical example of power in that area at that time. The Kootenay area was Fairbanks-Morse territory back then.

                            I sprayed the primer and the CPR gray over the past couple days.



                            The first color is pretty straightforward, the masking and second color is the tricky part. Again I'm using tru-line's acrylic paint, which makes for quick drying so I can get on with masking within a day of spraying the first coat.

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                            • #29
                              So I masked and painted the CP maroon yesterday.



                              I decided to use Microscale's CP hood unit (pre 1965) set. I photocopied the decal sheet and used it as a template for the more difficult parts of the masking, like the upward 'swoosh' behind the cab and the downward angle on the cab.

                              The hardest part came when I had to determine the width of the gray stripe on the long hood. I figured out that the top of the stripe was in the same place on both the script and block lettered engines (see the prototype photo) I then took a scale drawing of a CP RS-3 in the block lettering to determine the width, measuring down from the top of the stripe.




                              It took about an hour to mask off the engine, then I hit it with the CPR Tuscan.




                              After that dried I masked the shell again and sprayed black on the running boards, pilots and lower sills. Since this photo was taken I sprayed the model with testor's glosscote and I'm waiting for that to dry before I begin decaling.

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                              • #30
                                Excellent workmanship Glen.
                                Frank

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