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    • February 20, 2017 1:21 PM EST

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      @Devon:

      I'm glad that the RI TA pleases you - I hope to make further progress soon (e.g. cutting the small letters for 'THE ROCKET' amd some further lettering).

      Some news about my current projects:

      1. PPU #200 has finally been painted with a slightly lighted up black / very dark grey - it fits better to the prototype photos than straight plain black

       

      And GM&O #1900 got its bright basic color on the shell

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at February 20, 2017 1:33 PM EST
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    • February 20, 2017 3:37 PM EST
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      Getting closer to hauling revenue! Are there plans to do something in the cabs? I don't remember whether adding at least crew figures has been discussed; need to go back and look.

    • February 20, 2017 6:07 PM EST

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      looking good!

      more pics are always appreciated

      thanks for sharing 

    • February 20, 2017 7:20 PM EST
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    • February 21, 2017 1:15 PM EST
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      Boy ... This looks like Tin Plate!

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    • February 25, 2017 9:23 AM EST

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      @Forrest & John - thanks for the comments

      Some news on coloring #1900

      Roof & lower part of the pilots using light black to reduce the contrast to the bright red - there are several areas to be corrected due to overspray...







      Regards
      Norman

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    • February 25, 2017 9:50 AM EST

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      Just checking out this thread, very inspiring work! Look forward to seeing more done!

       

    • February 25, 2017 11:02 AM EST

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      Thanks for the kind words, Aaron

      A few days ago I made the decision to start with CB&Q's #9908 'Silver Charger'.

      As the basic housing I use the shell of an USA-Trains streamliner (an AMTRAK Budd-style diner) - a rather difficult decision because these cars a hard to become over here in Europe. Anyway my affection for the fulted stainless beauties is bigger than my concerns sacrficing such a car.

      As usual the basic construction looks rather crude & ugly...let's hope it finally will resemble the prototype.

      A mock-up with a 3-axle passenger truck as a stand-in for the Blomberg-like front truck

      Regards

      Norman

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    • March 20, 2017 7:02 PM EDT
      • right here, Pa
         
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      Norman,

        I am curious:  

           

      between the above and below views:

        

      Did you cut out the fluted roof area that got covered or did you leave it in place and work around it?

       

       

    • March 21, 2017 2:13 PM EDT

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      David,

      I kept the fluted roof area underneath the new roof as a stabilizing structure - especially keeping in mind that there is a significant part with see-through louvers.

      At least the bevelled end of the raised roof was countersunk into a cut of the roof's fluting.

      Regards

      Norman

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    • March 21, 2017 6:18 PM EDT
      • right here, Pa
         
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      Thank you Norman. I thought that was the case but wanted to be sure. All of those shown so far are great modeling choices with a great job done on the builds.  

    • March 21, 2017 9:38 PM EDT
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      All over this thread !

      Just love it!!!!!!!!

      Watch that David Marconi guy Norman ....he wants what you are making ( I can sense it )

    • March 22, 2017 7:19 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      All over this thread !

      Just love it!!!!!!!!

      Watch that David Marconi guy Norman ....he wants what you are making ( I can sense it )

      And if time permits I'll build what I like. The Green Diamond is there as is the Rexall.

    • March 22, 2017 7:33 PM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:

      All over this thread !

      Just love it!!!!!!!!

       

      Ain't that the truth! These beasts have quite a sense of character to them.

      Random tangential thought: it would be fun to see some of these in "What If" liveries like aircraft modelers have a forum for.

      For instance, UP M-10,000 in Rock Island Rocket paint, or NYC lightning stripe. That Ingalls job in Milwaukee Hiawatha paint with the big chrome piece on front like some Fairbanks locos had. A McKeen in Pere Marquette with yellow bow wave and silver band with pinstripes. Peoria and Pekin Union 200 in New Haven McGinnis paint, all curves loco in all straight lines pattern. Yeah, okay, my imagination is wired weird that way.

    • March 22, 2017 8:34 PM EDT
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      I  like this one

       

       

      And for us back east

       

       

       

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    • March 22, 2017 9:06 PM EDT
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      David Marconi said:

      And if time permits I'll build what I like. The Green Diamond is there as is the Rexall.

      I DARE YOU (with the full stainless interior )

    • March 22, 2017 10:24 PM EDT
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      Those are great looking diesels Norman and nicely modeled. 

    • March 23, 2017 11:03 AM EDT

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      Amazing on the Charger. I like my 1:32 Z, but making one in 1:29 really blows my mind!  You are quite creative in how you do things. How will you duplicate the stainless look?  Plan to do the other cars?

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