New to Board: BN SD49-2 B unit and/or BN B30-7A cabless units

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by BNJeff, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. BNJeff

    BNJeff New Member

    :tb-wacky:Is there a step by step guide or thread that anyone has posted on building a BN SD49-2 B uint and/or BN B30-7A cabless uints? Tried search and got in theard.
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  2. Train Kid

    Train Kid TrainBoard Member

    Welcome to the site brother!

    Somebody will come up with your information.
  3. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

  4. mtaylor

    mtaylor Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Welcome to Trainboard. I do not know the specific information you are seeking, but I am sure someone here knows. Good road choice by the way :)
  5. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz TrainBoard Member

    I don't know of any on-line articles for the SD40-2B. But I do know of at least 2 print articles.
    The first is in the March 1989, Mainline Modeler. This one is a modeling article.
    The second is in the January 1992, Railmodel Journal. This is a "detail-by-detail" article.

    As for the B30-7A, there are easier ways to do one then following that qstation article.
    Your best starting point is a Atlas High Hood B23-7 and replacing its cab with the Smokey Valley "utility cab" kit #63.
    The best modeling article on these units was done by Bavid Bontrager in the March & April 1991 issues of Mainline Modeler.
  6. Nick Lorusso

    Nick Lorusso TrainBoard Member

    1st off welcome to Trainboard. Which version of the SD40-2B are you looking for?
  7. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz TrainBoard Member

    Found another print article on the SD40-2B.
    This one was by Steve Orth in the July 2002 issue of Railmodel Journal. In it he use's a Kato SD40-2 to make BNSF #7501.
  8. DragonFyreGT

    DragonFyreGT TrainBoard Member

    I have a pair of old SD40-2 and SD40-2B units. They were custom modded by my late uncle, but I know he has several drawings I own that he used. I will try and find them. If I can't, I'll see if their in storage with the rest of my uncle's HO Equipment in my aunt's house. These units need to be rebuilt and I'll get to them eventually.

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