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    • January 11, 2021 11:34 PM EST
      • Sherwood Park, Alberta
         
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      SD75I Build

      Converting two CN SD70MAC's into two SD75I's with the help of a couple of extra shells.

       

       

      Cabs are ready for paint.

       

       

    • January 11, 2021 11:44 PM EST
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      Wow ! Did you do some surgery on the noses,? A little Rhinoplasty to shorten them a little bit? Did you make the top of the cab more sticking out over the windscreens? I’m trying to guess what has been done from pictures I am looking at on my phone tonight!

      This post was edited by Pete Lassen at January 11, 2021 11:46 PM EST
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    • January 11, 2021 11:55 PM EST
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      Hi Pete,

       

      I removed the high sand hatches on the nose, and replaced them with small round hatches lower down. The cab over the windows is smoothed out, and the number boards will be flush. They also have larger grab irons over the windows. The black areas were filled, and painted to help see any flaws.

       

      Shane

       

    • January 12, 2021 12:22 AM EST
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      Shane,

      How do you drill you grab iron holes so straight? I've tried over and over to drill straight on my GP30 and they never get as straight as what you've got. 

    • January 12, 2021 12:43 AM EST
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      Hi Craig,

       

      After I measure and mark everything, I use a punch to mark all of the drill points. I find it works pretty good for me.

       

      Shane

       

    • January 12, 2021 6:13 AM EST
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      I thought your name was Shane  .. not STANLEY ..   Nice ..

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    • January 12, 2021 10:54 AM EST
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      YESSSSS!!!! Another engine bash we get to watch. Looking forward to this Shane!

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      Greater Minnesota Railroad (GMRR)

      "An Adventure in Garden Railroading"

    • January 13, 2021 11:06 AM EST
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      Sean, hopefully Stanley doesn't see this thread.

       

      Thanks Eric.

       

      Now sporting basic paint. Working on the small details. Should be able to paint the markings on Monday.

       

      Shane

       

    • January 13, 2021 1:36 PM EST
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      Shane Stewart said:

      Hi Craig,

       

      After I measure and mark everything, I use a punch to mark all of the drill points. I find it works pretty good for me.

       

      Shane

       

       

      Thanks. It sounds so simple...  I have no clue when I will ever get back to that project, but it's currently sitting gathering dust.

    • January 13, 2021 6:58 PM EST

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      I love it ! You printing the shades/visors or making them ?

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Bump for post count

    • January 13, 2021 7:57 PM EST
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      Made out of a piece of 1/16" styrene. Edges are all sanded at 30 degrees to hide the thickness.

       

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