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    • June 4, 2016 8:01 AM EDT

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      Early diesels of the 30's and 40's

      Some projects I did the last one-and-a half year

      UP's rebuilt McKeen M-23

      Starting with this

      And (almost finished) turned into this (meanwhile I repainted it with a lighter shade of brown)

       

       

      ATSF #2611 (rebuilt from one of the one-spots)

      starting with this

      Ending with this

       

      Another ATSF rebuilt of the one-spots - #10

      starting with this

      and almost finished

       

      PRR's rebuilt motor car #4663

      starting with this

      end - apart from lettering - ending with this

      And Rock Island's motor car #9006

      starting with this

      ending with this

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at September 14, 2016 8:40 AM EDT
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    • June 4, 2016 8:21 AM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      WOW, that great. Its nice to see someone build these unique locomotives, and do such a good job at it.

      I have wanted to build a seldomly modeled locomotive such as those.

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    • June 4, 2016 9:25 AM EDT

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      Very nicely done!!!

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    • June 4, 2016 9:34 AM EDT
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      Beautiful work! I can appreciate the many hours spent on these.

    • June 4, 2016 10:29 AM EDT

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      wow!

       

      very impressive

       

       

    • June 4, 2016 12:05 PM EDT
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Very cool. I see someone has an obsession with motor cars. Excellent work on very unique one of a kind models. I love it.

      While they are all great that UP M-23 is just very classy
      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at June 4, 2016 12:07 PM EDT
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    • June 4, 2016 2:27 PM EDT
      • Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
         
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      Nice work, Norman.  Even in the thirties, the era of high styling and Art Deco, not all designs would win a beauty contest.  No reflection on your work, of course.  

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    • June 4, 2016 2:47 PM EDT
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    • June 4, 2016 3:03 PM EDT
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      Nicely done!   Thanks for putting some intermediate pictures of your work in here.

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    • June 4, 2016 3:20 PM EDT

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      I'd kill to have a model of that early Santa Fe... That and an E1.

       

      All beautiful work, thank you for posting Norman!

       

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    • June 4, 2016 9:05 PM EDT

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      Love it!

       

    • June 4, 2016 10:11 PM EDT
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      Great stuff! Can't wait for the final results.

       

      Congrats.

    • June 4, 2016 10:44 PM EDT
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      Very nice, Norman. Great skills on display there!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    • June 5, 2016 12:53 AM EDT
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      Kevin Strong said:

      What they said! Those are sweet! (And this from a steam guy!)

       

      Later,

       

      K

      I know right. That could make a guy actually like dino burners.

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    • June 5, 2016 8:11 AM EDT
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      Devon, they could, they really could. Them newfangled, cantankerous, unproven, deisel-lectric things are right pretty.

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    • June 5, 2016 8:26 AM EDT
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      Superb and skilful modelling Norman.  It is welcome to see more unusual models. 

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      regards, Alan

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    • June 5, 2016 1:34 PM EDT
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      AWESOME!

       

      -Kevin.

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    • June 5, 2016 9:40 PM EDT
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      Excellent, Norm...   They're great.   I really enjoy seeing "bashes" like that.  Something very much out of the ordinary....

       

      Very, very well done..

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    • June 6, 2016 8:56 AM EDT
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      Jerry must be really jealous!

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