Doorstop Diesels

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby E7 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:34 pm

bob turner wrote: Then somebody put walnut shells in there.


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On another note, do you know of any detail vendor that sells streamlined number boards?
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 pm

Primer photos are in the camera, and orange Is sprayed. Photos this evening.

No on the numberboards, but I would try Lou Houlemarde and then Hill's Hobby. I believe the CLW nose came bare, and you solder your own from a hopefully compete selection. I have never built a CLW E or F, because I am not wild about the single etch and the possibility that he got the bulldog nose wrong.

I say "hopefully" - I have never seen a Smith kit that did not have errors and omissions. That's probably why the empty boxes are worth so much - maybe the missing pieces are in there?

Edit: orange for stripes is on - looks more like Seaboard than B&O.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:25 pm

Oops. None of the photos turned out well at all. "Seaboard" has a wheel off the track.

White primer is a lousy prep for a photo.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:54 pm

Here we go - all the wheels are on the track. Stripes need to be re-done with better masking, but for now I am getting out the ruling pen and striping brush for some minor touchup. More or less happy, and this is my least-good E7.

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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby De Bruin » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:14 pm

Good looking engine Bob; I found the factory Champs for that nose herald and wing mustache, albeit/caveat the striping around them looks a tad red to me.
Your car body striping is pretty much the right colour as I can tell too as in dead nuts on,
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Re: Doorstop Diesels

Postby rogruth » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:29 pm

Looking forward to the finished loco. Beautiful so far.
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