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John C. Durant
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 10:37am »
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I model in two different era's, with two different freelanced roads. My F&LE is set firmly in the 50's, but sometimes I get in the mood to run more modern equipment. That's where my Jamestown, Westfield and NorthWestern comes in. Its set in the late 80's early '90's and is a progressive shortline connecting the NS/WNY&P at Falconer (Jamestown) and CSX at Westfield, NY. All six of its locomotives are GP38's with 2001-2003 bought new and 2004-2006 purchased second hand from NS.
Here's the 2006 an exNS, exxCR unit ready to switch the CSX interchange at Westfield.
John D.


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« Reply #21 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 10:44am »
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Here is my first kit.   i obviously didn't know what i was doing,  this is obvious if you look where the headlights where,    i payed 52 dollars for it!  should have started with something smaller....
 
i did this back in 2003....  but since the drive is still good, i want to see if i can't buy a dummy geneisis locomotive, or atleast a new shell with all the details on it.



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« Reply #22 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 10:54am »
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i would post newer picutres, but my camera's batteries are dead, os i really don't have many picutres of my newer locomotives that are good, except for soem black and white ones i did for photgraphy class.  maybe i can scan them later.
 
this is a fuzzy picture of one of my newer locomotives.  it was to dark to take a normal phot, but i like the scene so i used a digital camera for myself.  its an Athearn RTR CSX AC4400W



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« Reply #23 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 11:06am »
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Nice GP-38

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John C. Durant
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 11:52am »
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Thanks
All six are ATLAS Master GP38's. 2001-2003 were Clinchfields that I removed the lettering and re-lettered to JWNW. 2004 and 2006 were Conrails that I did a paint out and re-number job on. 2005 is an undecorated unit that I'm in the process of painting and lettering into the "NEW" JWNW Grey and Yellow. Have three ATLAS GP40's, but don't know what they'll be yet..  
~john
 
 
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Nice GP-38



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« Reply #25 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 12:07pm »
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cool!  how do you renumber stuff?   i heard you can remove the lettering with an eraser, but do you have to buy special decal sheets or something to make your own numbers?   i also wonder   how you do those NS numbers on conrail uints, with the white rectangle that say PRR and the number...

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 12:32pm »
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My Jamestowm, Westfield and NorthWestern and Franklin & Lake Erie decals are custom made by Rail Graphics.
With the JWNW units made from the Clinchfields, I removed the numbers and lettering by applying Champs Decal Set and letting it soack for a few minutes. Then I scrapped the letters off with a xato #11 blade. Then I applied the JW&NW lettering. The number boards were painted with gloss black and numbers from a Clinchfield set were used. In the case of 2001 and 2003 the Clinchfield numbers were left as is in the number boards.
The Conrail loco's were just painted out useing Polly Scale Conrail Blue and then re-numbered with the Clinchfield numbers and re-lettered.
As for the NS paint out decals..... Your guess is as good as mine.
~john


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« Reply #27 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 2:24pm »
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Hi,
 
Good looking AEM-7. I have the same engine in my HO gauge stable. One thing, however, I will not leave my engines alone. I will modify, customize, super detail etc. my engines. I won't own an engine I cannot personalize. My # 951 AEM-7 has marker lights (jewels), among other things. So it is somewhat different than your's. You might want to consider such modifications to your engines. It certainly makes them more visible and attractive. Also, as they round the track on your layout, the light hits them and all those rhinestones simply light up.


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« Reply #28 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 5:42pm »
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i have been looking forward to modifying many of my engines, but all the ones you have seen are my first locomtives, in my first 6 months in the hobby.  except for the ac4400, which i got this past december for my birthday.
 
My E-60CP is in even worse condition than it is in that photo, i just recently had to glue a gear on teh axles cause it was slideing.  i think i gott it going together.   the one thing i want to do is get metal pantographs.   now i got sim metroliner dummies with the same type pantograph except in metal, and i'm considering trying to build a new metal pantograph.    however at the same time i'm afraid to damge the original pantograph.    i am also looking into picking up another E-60, maybe if even only for the shell, to modify it to the E-60MA vareity,  as a way to gain skill in repainting and such.  i had a picture somewhere of the real #951, i'll have to study it and put in those lights
 
 
what are marker lights exactly anyway?
 
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« Reply #29 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 5:57pm »
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here is a picture of my metroliner dummies.  i roginaly took this picture to help me imagien a highway bridge here, and where i'd put it, and also it looked really neat from this veiw.  i cropped it down  a tiny bit, but you can see my Spectrum E-33, and SD-45.   in the way back really blurry should be my IHC GG-1, my athearn wreck crane, and the top of my E-60CP
 
i can't wait till the next show, maybe they will have the powered metroliner variant i can buy.  for now they just sit there.   i did see that walthers is selling a powered truck... i wonder if i could fit one in a dummy with some modification.....
 
these next few locomotives are more new.



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« Reply #30 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 6:06pm »
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here is my GE 44 tonner
 
this was one i was itnerested in doing such  "personalization" to.  the setting of my model rail road is long eafter Pennsy's end, so i though about putting my own little industrial leasing mark on it, and make it look like a former pennsy engine



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« Reply #31 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 6:23pm »
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Hi Chris,
 
Marker lights are the colored, or clear, lights on either side of the headlights of an engine. They are either red, green, yellow or clear, and denote the classification of the train, and are used for identification, whether scheduled, non-scheduled, etc. These days, with CTC most trains are non-scheduled and therefore carry clear markers. It is a carryover from the steam days when they would use flags on either side of the smoke box door of the appropriate colors. With HO gauge engines, I use a fine drill, and place a cavity or hole in the appropriate place, then I cement a rhinestone jewel of the appropriate color there. I normally use green, yellow and clear jewels on an engine, and red jewels on the rear of a caboose. The effect, along with large clear rhinestones (diamonds) for the headlights, is quite dramatic.


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« Reply #32 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 7:32pm »
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i liked this picture, it makes my model look even more old, i did this for a Photography class.
 
its my lionel challenger
 
it might be flipped, but i can't seem to fix this.


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« Reply #33 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 7:53pm »
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here is my conrail F-7 in its orginal number. F-7 1648 was renumbered 1792 after conrail ordered the GP15-1 s.


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« Reply #34 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 7:58pm »
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my SD-75M.  i feel small, lol


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my EL SD-45.   once i am confident enough in myself, i'm gonn cut that horn off the top and put it where it belongs, then pain of the part i cut.  hopefully i can get it to look like i never modified it at all.  
 
the horn is supposed to be on the right side of the cab



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« Reply #36 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 8:13pm »
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my P2K SD-7  next to it you can see some of my completed Catenary wire, which i will put up as soon i as i finish the majority of the scenery.


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my GG-1


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My E-33  passing my newly finished oil loading platform.  i just put it on teh table yesterday.
 
is the green light on the nose there a marker light?



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my uncle supplies me with a large amount of 30-40 year old locmotives.   i've almost never heard the name Mehano, except in an old modeling book.  can you tell me how old this might be?  
 
for christmas my uncle got me a trainset called the Thunderbolt Express.   even though the power  pack stinks, everything else is useful, and only 2 tracks are bent, but thats ok cause i need the rail to build catenary.    
 
The SD-40 though looks like its missing it's number board glass and headlights, but i'm sure this can be fixed.  even though its not the most detailed engine, it ran after alittle work, and it esaily changes from horn hooks to knuckles, so this locomotive will probably see extensive service everywhere, fromt eh layou to under the christmas tree.
 
P.S. sorry for the blurryness.  digital cameras have a problem on focusing on the wrong thing.  it seems like th SD-75 in the back is focused, lol



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