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  • Dutchman
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    Two beauties, Glen.

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  • tct855
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    Glenn~,
    Those two switchers are awesome! Excellent job sir!
    Thanx Thom...

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Thanks Bernd. The recipients of the models were very happy with them as well.
    I won't be going very fast on the next project as I've started to work on my layout again with some new ideas.

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  • Bernd
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    Glenn,

    Those CANFOR engines look marvelous. I like the family portrait one too. Great job.

    Bernd

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Thank you everyone. I had wished that the two engines were different #'s but both modelers wanted the same number.

    I finished the two engines last night.
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    I bent new handrails for both. I knew I had to make new ones for one but the other's handrails, while them came off in one piece, were too warped to re-use. My replacements might be a bit crude, but they are straighter than the originals.

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    and the family portrait:

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    From the bottom, P2K Sw1200's in CN and CP, Rapido SW1200rs in CN, P2K Canfor sw1200, and in the rear is my upcoming Athearn HOn3 SW1200rs using a Juneco conversion kit.

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  • john_holt
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    Well Glenn.....as we say here in Texas, you have managed to take a sows' ear and turn it into a silk purse. Nice work Sir.

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  • desertdrover
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    Nice progress and some fine decaling. Great looking locomotives.

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  • Bernd
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    Looking good Glenn.

    Bernd

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  • acousticco
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    Glen, I was going to ask why both had the same number but thought you may have mentioned why in a previous post, so I ended up going back through the entire thread. So I answered my own question, and got to revisit some great modelling. Thanks for posting your work, it really is inspiring

    -Cody

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    I should be getting back to that project shortly, since I made some good progress on my other projects.

    I completed the painting and lettering of the two locomotives this weekend.
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    I painted the cab roof, walkways, steps and front Radiator opening with engine black. I managed to mask and airbrush everything except the stairs, those were brush painted.

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    The decals were custom made by Black Cat Decals. One of the fellows that I'm building these for contacted the owner and had them made up. The cost was fairly reasonable too, he tells me. They went on just like the other Black cat decals that I've worked with.


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    I used microscale's Micro-Sol decal setting solution to get the decals to lay flat when dry. Some were more fragile than others, like the Canadian Forest Products LTD. broke twice when I applied it. It's better to soak the larger and longer decals in water until they just slide off the backing. Fortunately , the fellow ordered 8 sets of decals so I was able to repair the broken ones .

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    Now it's time for the re-assembly. One will be fairly easy, the other will need most of the handrails to be fabricated.

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  • acousticco
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    I'll be following along once you get back to it. I picked up the Juneco conversion kit and a basket case Athearn SW(both for 20$) so I'm looking forward to some old school restoration modelling.

    -Cody

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  • desertdrover
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    I hear you there. Life takes us away from many things. And too many projects at once doesn't help. Here is the US we have Louis DeJoy the Postmaster General of the United States, and you talk about slow mail on your side of the pond, well he has things all messed up around here. More money and slower mail deliveries. That's the main reason for all the Amazon, and UPS deliveries. US mail will be the thing of the past.

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  • Glen_Haasdyk
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    Sorry, I've had my attention taken by other projects. Hopefully I'll be back working here shortly. The Canfor decals have been shipped but Canada Post seems pretty slow so that could take another week before they show.
    Over the last couple months I took on a number of projects, maybe a few to many, and I've been trying to clear my plate so I can focus on a few less, including my own layout.

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  • desertdrover
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    Have we taken a break here?

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  • acousticco
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    I'll be following along as well, my local shop has that Juneco kit and I've been curious about it.

    -Cody

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