I wanted to have at least one patched locomotive in my N scale fleet. I chose a former Chicago & Northwestern locomotive that was patched for new owner Union Pacific, UP C44AC 6737. I started with an N scale Kato AC4400CW decorated for CNW.
Dan’s Models Projects
A few years ago I painted quite a bit of N scale equipment for our fictitious Tuscany & Sabine Grove railroad. The T&SG is a shortline running somewhere in California.
My HO scale Bachmann GE 45-tonner is mostly stock. The paint scheme is one of several generic schemes that were offered at the time I bought it. I liked the yellow best because it looked like some other 45-tonners that I’d seen in photos.
My model of BN 2601 is a much-modified HO scale Proto 2000 GP38-2. The real BN 2601 was rebuilt from a wrecked GP38-2. It was unique on the BN.
Santa Fe 2821 is a modified Kato HO scale GP35 that I painted and detailed. This is one of my oldest Kato models. I bought a pair of Santa Fe GP35s when Kato introduced them around 1990. The Katos were my second pair of GP35s. Before that I’d bought a pair of Southern Pacific units.
TSG SD7 31 and SD26 26 are two more Atlas N scale locomotives that I painted for our fictitious TSG railroad. These locomotives were painted to match the GP7 and GP30 that I described in my last post.
Several years ago I created a fictitious shortline railroad using the initials of our company, TSG. The Tuscany & Sabine Grove runs somewhere in California.
TSG Multimedia’s Dan Cortopassi turns a couple of old HO scale train set cars into some nice-looking freelanced log cars.
While building and detailing an HO scale model of BNSF GP60M 134, Dan found an easy solution to fix a noisy Athearn motor.