BN GP50 "Tiger Stripes"

minzemaennchen Sep 9, 2013

  1. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    After lots of metal and steam another MTL kitbash, built for Volker Toepfer:
    - stretched GP35 chassis
    - front GP35, rear SD40-2 shell
    - new railings
    - shorten SD40-2 tank
    - "Laundry chute" blower intake
    - modified dynamic brake blister
    - Beacon
    - Snow plow
    - usual super detailing
    - "Tiger Stripes" paint scheme and weathering

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  2. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great looking loco.
     
  3. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    nice kitbash! I like the tiger stripes and the cooler chute. D&RGW also had this road number for a GP40-2.
     
  4. FrenchieZ

    FrenchieZ Permanently dispatched

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    Dang it... I wish it were mine. :love:
     
  5. ModelWarships

    ModelWarships TrainBoard Member

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    I love it! Very impressive. Now, how about a white face scheme!
     
  6. Mike Skibbe

    Mike Skibbe TrainBoard Member

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    Pretty neat!

    If you want to help the appearance of the model over the trucks, 0.040" styrene is about right to space out the sideframes. MTL made everything wide except the trucks so it looks a little more proportional if you bump them out a bit. Not perfect, but easier than thinning the hood width!

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  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Best idea so far!! I thought I was the only one that noticed this!!
     
  8. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Mike,
    I looked into this before, but I was the opinion putting them on a distance makes same too fragile
     
  9. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    FYI, the decals on the left (conductor) side of the loco are incorrect, the logo should be first then Burlington Northern spelt out. The engineer side is correct, both sides the logos are the same. Logo should be to the viewers left when viewing.
     
  10. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Minzemaennchen, and congratulations, that's awesome as usual! But wouldn't have been easier (same lenght) and more accurate (width) to use an AZL GP38-2 for that?

    Dom
     
  11. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    The customer gets what the customer wants.
    On the other hand many of my details are designed for MTL locos and wont fit on AZL locos without rework anyway . Taken all this into account it really doesn't matter.
     
  12. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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  13. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Nice fix for the truck sideframes Skibbe
     
  14. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Now with correct BN logo - lettering order
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