New loco photos

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, May 14, 2004.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    How do you model the number boards on the front of the F units?
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I built an FP7 by following an article in April 1972 Model Railroader that showed how to splice 2 Athearn F7 shells to make an FP7. It used a Hobbytown drive though. I modified one of the older 8-wheel drive Bachmann drives.
    The F9 shells would make a nice phase II FP7.

    The numberboards on #1656 were drilled and filed out and fitted with pieces of clear styrene. Then Micro Scale number board decals were trimmed to size and applied. I also drilled out the classification marker lights and will install fiber optic markers.
    On #1665 I trimmed and applied Champ numberboard decals.
    I have been thinking of experimenting with the idea of placing a strip of clear cellophane tape over them to simulate the glass, then clear coat over it.
    On #1734 I reshaped and lowered the Bachmann Number boards slightly and added the Champ decals.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks Ray!
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Those are some impressive locomotives! Great job!
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ray,Nice looking locos you have there. :thumb:
  6. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Very nice, Ray, very nice! -:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Bring on some more Central!!!!:eek:

    People always look at me funny when I rip apart old electronic stuff and start cutting wires, unscrewing things and such.:confused: - I do it on the back porch.
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    I get funny looks too when I ask people for the junk VCRs and motorized toys that they are throwing out.
    There are a few PC and P&LE locos posted in this thread.
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Don't know how I missed this before, nice work Ray!
  9. 2slim

    2slim Member

    Your construction/destruction methods will have everyone thinking you've got a garage full of different dioramas!!!

  10. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Locomotives Ray :wave: :wave: :wave:

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