Trucklover's Engine Thread

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TruckLover, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Hi guys, thought it might be a cool idea to start a new thread and post various pictures of all my engines I have. Ill be posting pics of the engines that I already have and have completed as well as pics of engines that I have just gotten. Ill post updates on what I have done to each engine as I do them too, ie. painting handrails, adding details, weathering......

    This should be a good way to keep all my engines I have in one spot here on the gauge without me posting a new thread everytime I get a new engine, which is becoming more often the usual now :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Ill start off with my new BN SD40-2 #6773

    This was an older Athearn Blue Box Kit. I added the details (handrails, horn.....) and painted the handrails BN Green. This unit still needs Kadee #5 couplers installed and needs the handrails painted white by all four stairs like the prototype. Also needs to be weathered. Other then that this ones pretty much done until I start super detailing all my engines




  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    BN GP50 #3153 (finished model)

    Here is my BN GP50 #3153. This one is complete. It has been weathered and detailed with horn in prototype location and has a fire cracker antenna. Extra decals added, handrails painted BN green and handrails around the steps painted white (white safety stripe steps also painted) and entire unit has been weathered.




  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Im going out to buy a camera this weekend. camera fone just isnt doing it for me. Ill have better pics to come soon :mrgreen: :thumb:
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    a thread for just your engines? lol, i think you have one already. Whats the roster count up to now with your new additions?
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    Do I???? All well heres a new thread hehehe :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I believe its up to 31 now with the 15 new engines. I doubled my roster with these :eek: :mrgreen: :twisted:
  6. stuart_canada

    stuart_canada Member

    iuse to think people who had more then 3 locomotives were nuts, now I am the proud CEO of the largest rental fleet in the area, 60 units
    the fleet varies from NYC hundson, to plymouth switchers, to DD 40, sd70mac, gp 30,40,50, sd 40, f units. sw units, rs3
    it gets crazy, if i put everything in yard, there is no room for anything else. i see the need for bigger layout, 2x8 yard is too small
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Yeah, i'm getting close to your 60. I think i may have just passed the 50 mark.

    however, its really bad for me beause i have a 4x8 that doesn't exactly work like i'd like it to. I don't want to get rid of my current layout, but i do want to build more. I just don't know how, lol, but thats for my thread, lol.
  8. EsPeeMEC

    EsPeeMEC New Member

    My roster currently stands at 85, with a further 4 "leased" units that I have in my possession but haven't paid for yet.

    There's a mix of Lionel, Athearn, Bachmann (Plus and Spectrum), P2K, Kato and odd-ball RTR, plus a fair amount of brass.

    Steam and diesel, Mikes, Pacifics, a Mallet 2-6-6-2, U-Boats (18s and 25s), Flares (I LIKE Flares) Geeps, Cadillacs, you name it, I've probably got one in the MPD somewheresign1.

    All I need now is to get the layout built........
  9. tomustang

    tomustang Has Entered.

    My car addiction dampens my limit on models so I only have a select few

    Athearn GP-38 Conrail
    Athearn GP-9 Conrail
    Athearn GP-50 Norfolk Southern
    Athearn SW1500 Conrail
    Bachmann Bethlehem Steel Switcher
    EMD Santa Fe & Chessie

    And I just threw out a Bachmann steamer since alot of the thin plastic was broke
  10. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Roster size? *No comment*

    Looking good Josh! I'm getting my FIRST BN SD40-2 soon, from Chris!
  11. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yep,and I'll be shipping them Mon. morning!I WOULD have shipped them Fri. evening,but I missed the dang bus:rolleyes:.

    Nice engine Josh!You have quite a roster now don't you?

  12. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Thats why you take the train Chris!sign1sign1sign1

    Oh wait, I forgot, no trains up there since DM&N stopped them.

  13. CRed

    CRed Member

    Yeah really!

    But yeah,no passenger service hear for awhile and the NP actually handled the inter-city traffic when we had it I believe.The DM&IR did go to the Iron Range and Two Harbors from Duluth though.

  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Josh:wav: , I'm really looking forward to seeing your engines!:thumb::thumb::mrgreen:
    (especially those UP's!:winki::mrgreen: )
    :deano: -Deano
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hehehehe well thats when its telling you that you need a bigger layout when your engines DOMINATE your yard along :eek: sign1 :mrgreen:
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    The select few are some good ones tho :thumb: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    hehehe your lucky :mrgreen:

    I pretty much finished my BN SD40-2.

    Wasnt Chris's BN SD40-2 a KATO?
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    sign1sign1 Dam bus lmao

    hehehe well not nearly enough engines as I want :rolleyes: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  19. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thanks Deano, I finally bought a good camera to take some pics with. Its a Samsung 7.2 MEGA pixle. Takes pretty good pics. Im updateing my module thread today with all my progress that I have made within the last few days. I also took a TON of pics from the Train Show in San Diego i went to on Sunday so ill be making a thread for all those as well :thumb: :mrgreen:

    Ohh and Ill post some more pics of my UP's on Thursday :thumb: :mrgreen: Gotta go home and get them on my photo diorama :mrgreen:
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    UP Dash 9 #9711

    Heres one of my first engines. Athearn UP C44-9W (Dash 9) #9711. Fully Weathered. Trucks need some work and need to be re-weathered but other then that this ones done till super detailing


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