First pic -New power for the GVR

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Catt, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The GVR wanted to get some new hi horsepower diesels for hauling the longer trains that are occuring because of an influx of new business.

    CEO JW (Catt) Edwards approached GMLG to fill this need for new power.Catt was pleased to find the SD80 still in the catalog and immediately orderd two of them.Here is a picture of the first one delivered.


    Ok now for a reality check.This a KATO SD80 in Conrail colours.I discovered that Accupaint thinner doe a nice job of removing the letering from KATO shells.

    The first time I bought this stuff one of the bottles leaked and washed off all the lettering on the bottle.This time around this didn't happen.When I got home from the LHS and sat down to create the above loco (and her sister unit and a pair of SD70MACs) I read the label.

    What I had bought for almost $4.00 an oz. was nothing but acetone.:(

    Yes I know it needs some detail painting and just a touch of weathering(remember we are talking NEW locos here)
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Catt all I'm getting is the little white box with the red X.
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I can see it Catt...
    Looks like the GVR's gettin' some serious horsepower there!
    Very nice!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:
  4. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Beautiful engine Catt. Wouldn't mind having one on my layout.
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The new GVR logo looks great Catt. Pleased to hear business is thriving so the big boys have to get rolling.
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    I can see it now and it's looking excellent Catt!
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Two SD80s, and two SD70s? Is the GVR getting ready to assimilate everything the UP didn't ? I hope someone relaeses N scale Alleghenys before we get together in Toronto next summer.
    Nice looking unit!
  8. nscalesteve

    nscalesteve Member

    ...nice to see that not only YT Rail use this SD80MAC !
    I have made a "batch-job" for the YT Rail (and as soon as the paintshop have some time they will paint this engines in the right YT Rail colors...) :D :D

  9. Catt

    Catt Guest

    What the heck Steve,I would leave her like she is.Looks good to me. :)
  10. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Both o' ya'll--great looking engines!!
    Here's an earlier attempt of mine:
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  11. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Those SD90's are hard to get apart, aren't they? Both of you have done great work on them.

  12. hemiadda2d

    hemiadda2d Member

    Thanks! :)
    Depends how much stuff you want to break in the process. The carbody itself is easy, but the cab, and glass is nearly impossible to disassemble without fragging the whole blasted thing!:mad:
    I have custom-painted about 8 of these beasts, all but one are sold. I have one in process. The glass is the hardest to remove. :mad: At 5 bucks a crack, *no pun intended* you don't want to break too many!

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