Seeking N Scale Undecorated Kato f40ph's

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by train1, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. train1

    train1 Member

    Anyone know where I can obtain one or two of these units - I've exhausted my usual haunts and am equally exhausted.
    Feel Free to PM me - Thanks in advance.
  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

  3. engineshop

    engineshop Member

    Kato shows undec shells in stock. You could get a shell from Kato and a decorated engine from e-bay, swap the shell and sell the Amtrak F40ph shell on e-bay again. I usually could sell them almost for the price of the shell I payed Kato.
  4. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    I'm curious too... I'm very much in the market for one of these...

    I even have the VIA rail F40PH decals at home ready to go :p
  5. Loco_Motivated

    Loco_Motivated New Member

    The Amtrak models are still widely available, why not just strip and repaint?
  6. train1

    train1 Member

    I took engineshop's advice - ( I can't beleive I didn't think of that....duh).
    Apparently the kato shells are a pain to strip.
    So on the end I will have 2 Amtrak shells to sell down the road.
  7. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Quick question on stripping... I'm an experienced miniature painter for 1/48 scale miniatures using hand brush rather than airbrush. I use a hobby-style primer that shrinks to the detail of the miniature, and is very good. It's black in colour... would it adequately cover up the Kato paint job? Or would I see some of that detail in relief once it was primed?

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