Upgrading an Athearn BB F45

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by DanRaitz, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. River Run

    River Run New Member

    Dan, that is really nice!
  2. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Here she is in green & black. Now, its on to decaling, installing handrails, windows and then touching up any paint that needs it. Then off to the "weathering shop".:mrgreen:




  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Wow...!! I'm not a diesel fan...but I know excellent work when I see it...!! That's some mighty fine detailing, done with terrific skills. Like many here, I wish I could do that (on steamers, of course...). Looking forward to seeing the finished product...!!! :thumb:
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Awesome! i need to finish my projects....
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Really nice, Dan, even if it isn't a red & silver warbonnet!
  6. sd80mac

    sd80mac New Member

    It's been three years since someone has posted to this thread...

    Anyhow, I have four BN F45 that were undergoing a similar tranformation. I finished one, and it is still sitting in white primer more than six or seven years later. Once Athearn anoounced a new F45 I lost interest and end up gettingthree or four of the new ones. The modeler in me continues to beckon me to finish them, and most likely I'll pick up the mantle somewhere down the line.

  7. inky

    inky Member

    Looking good Dan. I was going to say I have the exact engine but went out to the barn and dug mine out and it is the FP40P Burlington Northern #9987. Seeing this post makes me wanna upgrade my engines. I also have the Burlington Northern GP38-2 Locomotive #2098 and the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Santa Fe ALCO RS-11 Diesel Dual Drive.[/FONT]
  8. diesel

    diesel Member

    Hey Dan! I almost didn't click on this thread cause I'm not a big F45 fan. But, I was surprised as I didn't notice it was your post til I clicked either! Anyway, nice job on that as your work always is!


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