Dec 23, 2005
I have desided to model CSX, and this is the first CSX locomotive for my layout.
The GP39 will be the second locomotive.
Very nice! The GP39 is looking very good. The Legos are a nice touch!
Sweet!! Another use for Lego's!
Thank you guys. I always thought lego's were a great toy for my kids. I find a lot of inspiration from all the great work that Robert and David do, and of course, from Rob. When I saw his module with the CSX SD40 with all those hopper, I knew what railroad to model.
Rob, try to get the CSX SD70 be the first release. I know you have a soft spot for trains in CSX colors
Why yes I do! The CSX is coming. I personally can't wait! I need a couple of CSX SD70s for the modules. I could also use a few more NS and Conrail locos (hint). For those who have not seen the CSX Ztrack cover, here it is:
I love BLMA see through fans. Of course, another suggestion from David.
Your locomotives look great! and your fan installation is just perfect! what a nice shot -- you can really see them well.
i wish i had a layout. i've got a 2'x4' foam board layout plan all worked out (and MT track --less turnouts), but i cant get an even 2% slope up my circle (up in the mountain). if i could get that licked i could lay the track and get the scenery started.
but locomotives! the GP-35 is an addiction!! i don't need more .... but i NEED more! (is there a support group for people me/us?).
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope your holydays are happy ones.
p.s. i have a "different" GP-35 to show you as soon as i get a picture. later
[ December 24, 2005, 09:49 AM: Message edited by: david f. ]
I know what you mean David, I was going to stop at two, but so far, I have every release.
Got to stoooooooooooop this insanity. Maybe not.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYBODY.
David, the sooner the better.
I need to be in that support group David. I have 6 GP's already, with only 1 bashed and DCC'd, 2 DCC'd, and 3 torn apart waiting for the bash.
It's nice to see someone modelling the early CSX paint scheme.
I was very good this year, so Santa got me one of this.
Now I can run a consist of CSX SD40 and GP35, with a GP35 and a AC44 CW on the way.
Ohh! Someone's been real good. Merry Christmas!
Great work! I am really enjoying those pictures. Keep posting your progress.
I was looking at the various threads about this...
As far as CSX, the GP35 could lend itself to the unrebuilt units, as well as the road slugs. (If you make the road slug, you'll have to bash a GP40-2 as a "parent".) You could also make a GP30 as an unrebuilt or slug.
A GP40 or GP40-2 wouldn't be an easy bash job. They do look very much like GP35s... except for being longer, the hardest thing to change.
I am sure one of you could do it, if you haven't already Then you open up more possible CSX units: GP38's, GP38-2's, GP39's, and GP39-2's!
I admire everyone's work in Z scale
I doing a GP39. I know the chassis is 3 feet too short, unfortunatly MTL is not cooperating with modelers and sell GP35 shells. Without extra shells is hard to extend the shell without sacrificing the detail. I have lengthening fuselage on airplane, so is not impossible on trains. Plastic is plastic. The problem with z scale is that you have to provide everything or adapt fro n scale. Oh well, we just have to use our imagination.
[ December 31, 2005, 12:33 PM: Message edited by: shamoo737 ]