1. ztrack

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    John,

    I am SO with you. I hate cleanup. I actually don't even own an airbrush, yet. I know I must get one soon for some of the projects I want to work on. I just dread the thought of cleanup.

    I can't wait to see the road slug. I have seen these here in Central Ohio recently.

    Rob
     
  2. shamoo737

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    Rob, do you think Jenny will do help you clean the airbrush. Since my wife does most of the cleaning, I thought I would ask. Instead, I end up in the dog house. :D I do anything not to clean the airbrush, even get in trouble.
     
  3. Nick Lorusso

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    John , If you dont want to clean your airbrush, just buy a new needle and new jars. And lets see that GP30 in Dark Future

    Nick

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  4. Chris333

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    There was a CSX GP30 slug running at the steel mill down the street from me. The locomotives parked about 10 houses down the street from me. About a year ago the slug disappeared and it's all GP38's and 40's now.

    It was painted in the light Grey color and all the flat sheet metal had rust lines where the welds were.

    Here is the same area in 1990:
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=5910

    Some other slugs:
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=134100
    overhead shot!
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=139355
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=130640
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=107013
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=104121
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=71920
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=39493
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=7684
     
  5. shamoo737

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    Nick, I going to try to paint it in the Yn3, but I am not sure if the decals I have are going to fit. If they don't, then I will have to paint it yn2. The yn3 is lot easier to mask



     
  6. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Criss, thanks for all the reference. It sure save me a lot time in research.
     
  7. Nick Lorusso

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    John email me your adress and I'll send you some that should work

    Nick
     
  8. shamoo737

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    I finally found some time to work on my slug. I still need touch it up, but its operational. I also install the drop in decoder, so I am finally able to a normal amount of trains. Right now, I have six engines with decoders. I just need some time to convert some of AZLs. I just dont want to hurry when I am soldering little wires.

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  9. JR59

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    Looking good John! Did you use BLMA Parts for the slug?
     
  10. shamoo737

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    Jurg, I am using the BLMA detail package. So far, I install the lift rings, rearview mirrors, grab irons,see through fans, and windshield wipers. The biggest problem I have so far is bending the widshield wipers. They are sold small, if they fall from the tweeser, I can't find them. But, they do look great once you install them.
     
  11. rray

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    The slug looks great John! I can see the lift rings in this photo, and it really does add a nice touch!

    I detailed up one of my CP GP's but never put on the lift rings, but now I see I need to add them. It really helps! ;)
     
  12. HoboTim

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    Very Impressive!

    John,

    Your Slug looks Fantastic! A closer observation shows the brass details. I agree with Robert, the Lifting Rings look great! A must for anyone who wants to detail their own GP35's.

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    What are you planning as your next project? Look forward in hearing about it and seeing your progress in photos! Keep up the Excellent work!

    Hobo Tim

    p.s. Before you know it, your inventory of Z scale CSX will rival that of the actual CSX! :teeth:
     
  13. shamoo737

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    Robert, I thought the same thing. Those little lift rings is not going to make much of difference until I saw Davids Soo GP35, and I like the look on them.

    Tim, my next project is going to be a H3 GP38. Surprice, is not a CSX. I am doing research on how to do a proper GP38. I found some BNSF logos that will fit the geep. I will have to extend the lenght of the shell. Then there is most noticeble feature of the GP38, the tall paper filters, and have the proper amount of fans. I wonder if Randy has some scale drawings in his archive.
     
  14. HoboTim

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    Cool!

    John, I think that is a cool project! I think the H3 paint scheme is awesome on the big GE's! I'd prefer the H1 scheme on the smaller loco's.

    The H3 was proposed in two schemes. The loco bodies were painted the same, but the logos were slightly different. The first logo was the popular one with the yellow outline with black fill. The second logo, that lost out, had a black outline with yellow fill. I believe the test paint schemes were displayed on a pair of GEVO's. To this day, that one-of-a-kind reverse H3 is still on that one GEVO! Looks good!

    Now, if I can get AZL to make some GEVO's!!!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
  15. Chris333

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    Looks good John! Now I wonder how long before someone asks why small Z scale can't have doors on the hood ; )
     
  16. rray

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    I drew some up, and have been experimenting with using my laser to make the nose doors for my SD60 project. Not so great results yet, but now I am thinking etched brass and it would be easy.

    I gotta learn to etch brass! ;)
     
  17. JoeS

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    John great work! I think you get better and better with every effort you show! Heck you even put rust on the couplers! Nice touch!
     
  18. JoeS

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    John great work! I think you get better and better with every effort you show! Heck you even put rust on the couplers! Nice touch!
     
  19. shamoo737

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    Thanks Joe. I guess football season its over, and you will have more time devoted to trains. What is the status of your new layout, and I am looking forward to your updates.
     
  20. JoeS

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    yup,, John you got it. The season is over and I have been doing a lot with the new layout, I took some pictures last night and hope to have them posted today. There for a while I had so little time, but now with the holiday and a little vacation I was able to get to work!
     

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