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  • rockislandmike
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    I will have to note that paint color. And I think we'll just leave it at 'current' and 'inbound' for now. Anything more and things will really start to get crazy.

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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  • wolv33
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    Mike,

    I have found a good ROCK blue paint. I get the glossy Testors light blue code1208. I apply the white layer first, and then let dry. I then mask for the blue and apply that layer. I add any touch-ups that are needed and then put the shell aside. If I add any detail parts, I usually paint them after they have been applied to the shell.

    I paint the chassis usually a mixture of brown/gray/black colors and then await the decals. After the decals arrive I add them, and then apply the weathering to the shell and chassis. I spray the whole thing with Testors Dullcoat, and it seals everything in and also dulls the glossy light blue to something I am VERY happy with.

    Anyhow, do you also want the planned list, or are you just looking for current inventory right now? Rumor has it that the MWDLRR is going to acquire two GP40-2s to add to the ROCK INTERMODAL fleet. They also have enroute for delivery, in October, two brand new Wide-cab DASH-9s for their new coal unit train contract with Galaxon Mining.

    Once the site is up, you will be able to read about the railroad's mergers, acquisitions, and leasing operations.

    Wolv33

    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

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  • rockislandmike
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    Very kewl, wolv. I have a couple of the Athearn GP38-2's, and am thinking about getting another two or so (I also have an Athearn SD40-2 inbound, I love the big porches on those puppies).

    My GP38-2's are numbered 4310 (original Athearn number), and 4346. I got the Microscale decals, they work great. I love that these units have nicknames.

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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  • wolv33
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    Hey Guys,

    The majority of my Rock motive power will be blue and white, with one totally white and they will all have THE ROCK or ROUTE ROCK as their logos.

    Here is what I have so far

    (some of these units have come out of the paintshop not too long ago)

    GP38 blue and white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP38 blue and white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP38 blue and white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP38 blue and white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP35 blue and white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP35 all white (no decals as of yet)-Athearn

    GP7 blue and white-AHM

    GP9 blue and white (no decals as of yet-heavily weathered)-Athearn

    F9 blue and white -Model Power

    #s will be posted at a later date-once I get that figured out...

    Wolv33

    CEO Midwestern Double-line Railroad

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  • rockislandmike
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    MMmm....yes yes been eyeing those puppies myself......but my eBay budget has been overexceeded the last couple of months, trying to avoid it for a while

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/


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  • Denys
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    Well add to my roster a Athearn F7 in Red & Black. Found it on Ebay. True its not the Genesis F7 but then neither was the price.

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  • IMRL_393
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    That's true, Mike!

    But I must say that Atlas, Life-like P2K, Stewart and Athearn Genesis are doing better!

    I wouldn't trust some other makers to even know what models a road really had, much less have an accurate model of it!

    - George

    Modeling the Rock Island Line in the QCA

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  • rockislandmike
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    What boggles me is the little research the loco manufacturers do, while they want $50US+ for their locos, while Microscale provides encyclopedias worth of info on each of their decal sets for only $5.

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/

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  • IMRL_393
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    To "round out" my collection, there are still some

    RI LOCOS WANTED (one of each):

    1. RS-3 (the Rock had 35 of them) - hopefully Atlas will re-issue in another color scheme - maroon w/stripes would be cool

    2. GP35 (34) - why hasn't this loco been made ???

    3. SW8 (30) - WHY did P2K make this in the same scheme as the SW9 ??

    4. GP7 (130) - have the r&b w/wings - P2K reissued in R&B w/o wings - why didn't they put it out in ROCK BLUE & WHITE ??? Or any OTHER scheme ????

    5. E8A (19) - want in maroon w/yellow wings - was going to repaint one - before the crash :-(

    6. F40PH (0) - ok - so MY RIL extends beyond 1980 (to 1996) as a regional line - they woulda bought one! Black w/ blue R (like the gondolas)

    7. F7A/B (31) - in Rocket scheme - coming soon to an Athearn dealer near you! For a small pot of gold .....

    8. C415 (10) - in red & yellow - e-Bay, the Galesburg show or a reissue ???

    Some others I would like to see, but never will:

    TA set (6), H15-44 (2), Davenport 44-ton (12), LWT-12 (3)

    Well, if I could get all these, maybe I would be content ... nah!

    - George

    Modeling the Rock Island Line in the QCA

    Edited by - IMRL 393 on 05/17/2002 15:57:28

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  • Denys
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    If and when the money is there you can bet I'll get each F7A Genesis RI scheme. And should I get lucky and win the lottery (fat chance since I don't play) I'll get the F7A/7B sets, too. Problem is I keep buying all those RI hoppers (only 3 more P2K to go and I'll have them all). And I have to get the new GP18 releases from P2K and the GP40 from Atlas and when will it end... if I'm lucky never.

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  • IMRL_393
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    CAN one have too many RI locos ???

    And that leads to the question - who of us is gonna fork over all that cash to get the new Athearn Genesis F7 A/B set in Rocket scheme ???? It's expensive, but should be one great loco set!

    I'm trying to decide, myself ..... I have the Stewart in Freight Red & Black .... and E8A and E6A in Passenger Rocket colors ... and I already have the GP18 on order, which I DO need ... BUT ....

    - George


    Modeling the Rock Island Line in the QCA

    Edited by - IMRL 393 on 05/16/2002 18:34:47

    Edited by - IMRL 393 on 05/16/2002 18:37:22

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  • rockislandmike
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    Mine were all HO scale as well BTW.

    No new additions or changes at this time, although there will be some road number changes over the next few months. I've got enuf RI locos for now, so I'm concentrating on my layout, and rolling stock et al.

    rockislandmike

    http://www.heatherandmichael.com/recklessandveiled/

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  • Denys
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    I posted mine once on the Atlas forum. Since then I have added only 1 switcher (I think). Still if you must know here it is again:

    GP7 - P2K (1)

    GP9 - P2K (4)

    SW9 - P2K (1)

    S1 - Atlas (2)

    U33B - Athearn (1)

    GP38-2 - Athearn (1)

    SW1500 - Athearn (1)

    E8A - P2K (1)

    E8A - IHC (2, 1 powered, 1 dummy)

    F7A - Mantua (2, 1 custom painted)

    FA1/B1 - P2K (2)

    FA1/B1 - Walthers (1)

    BL2 - P2K (2)

    Anybody with unwanted Rock Island locos please send them my way. They'll get a good home.

    Edited by - Denys on 05/16/2002 12:44:23

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  • IMRL_393
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    HEY !!!

    I know that more people have RI models than just Mike and me !!!

    Here is a chance to create a RI "Master list" of model locomotives, so chime in ! No brag - just fact !!!

    One thing to point out is what SCALE your models are - mine are all HO (of the Highest Order).

    - George


    Modeling the Rock Island Line in the QCA

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  • IMRL_393
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    Hi Mike -

    My current fleet (all HO scale):

    GP7 #1298 red & black P2K

    GP9 #1313 maroon w/stripes P2K

    GP18 #1346 red & yellow P2K (on order)

    GP40 #385 maroon & yellow Atlas

    GP38-2 #4310 blue & white Athearn

    RS1 #747 black Atlas

    S1 #599 maroon Atlas

    SW9 #778 black P2K

    BL2 #425 maroon w/stripes P2K

    E6A #628 silver rocket P2K

    E8A #654 white rocket P2K .. E8A #2 bit the dust ...er... concrete :-(

    F7A #115 red & black Stewart

    U25B #201 maroon Stewart

    U33B #286 red & yellow Athearn

    SD40-2 #4793 red & yellow Athearn

    Doodlebug rocket #9090 Bachmann

    USRA 2-8-2 #2710 black Athearn Genesis

    - George


    Modeling the Rock Island Line in the QCA

    Edited by - IMRL 393 on 05/16/2002 11:36:51

    Edited by - IMRL 393 on 05/17/2002 06:36:57

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