Nice looking GG1, I have one in for service, and it'll be getting the new sideframes as well.
Thanks John. This is my second set, as I have the green, five stripe GG1 too. They will be back ups for that engine. The trucks on that one are still solid. The Silver GG1 has very subtle zinc rot that will likely get worse. That will be the first project....Nice looking GG1, I have one in for service, and it'll be getting the new sideframes as well.
Thanks Maxim. I never saw one under power, but I have seen them in dead lines and been in the one that used to be stored in Hoboken, NJ. I missed working for NJT about three years too late to see them in service.Nice looking GG1 Tom. Even though I grew up and spent my whole living in the western part of the country, I've always been a fan of GG1's. Any plans to put up cantenary wire when build your layout?
I have the JLC #4925 single stripe green one, the sideframes are perfect on that one. I even took one off to trial fit the Henning's sideframes when we were initially molding them. At that time I closely inspected and prodded it for any evidence of deterioration.Thanks John. This is my second set, as I have the green, five stripe GG1 too. They will be back ups for that engine. The trucks on that one are still solid. The Silver GG1 has very subtle zinc rot that will likely get worse. That will be the first project....
I thought about repainting some smooth sided cars. It might be a fun project, but I decided it would be a lot of work and I have little confidence that I could produce something that I would be proud of. I did find D&H passenger car decals at Highball Graphics but they are HO. I suspect they could make some custom ones for O scale.Thanks Bob. I am still looking for D&H passenger decals.it would be an interesting project.
I painted a couple more freight cars.
The Frisco box car was a MTH Premier 40’ painted as a York commemorative car. I stripped it, replaced some missing handrails and painted it with Scalecoat II boxcar red in a spraycan. The decals are K4 products and they worked nicely.
Nice work! Taking notes here - I'm looking to do some CPR & CNR re-liveries on some Menards boxcars.
Have you checked out Black Cat decals? O Decals Archives - Black Cat PublishingThat would be a good project. There are some Canadian road decals out there. Although not many. My usual source, K4, has only Ontario Northland. In fact they have more Mexican railroad decals than Canadian....go figure.