What to do with a Kato RSC-2?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ricardo Correia, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. I finally got my Alco RSC-2 from kato. You'll probably call me mad, but, what I'm going to do with it is... scratchbuilding...

    I'm going to depart from a Milwuakee Decorated loco, and turn it into a portuguese CP 1500 series locomotive in it's last orange livery. I'll post here developments as I'm making them...
  2. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :thumb: Go for it Ric, and don't forget to post pictures of your progress. :wave: Jim
  3. A weekend of work

    I cutted, glued, painted and weathered this locomotive in a few days....

    What do you think? This is BEFORE...

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  4. And now, ladies and gentlemen!

    Now... two views of the complete and weathered model... a genuine 1500 series portuguese CP locomotive ;)

    Hope you all love it like I do :D

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  5. Topo

    Topo Member

    Hey, Ricardo! You have done a very good work, its a nice CP1500 locomotive! :thumb: :D
  6. Gavin171

    Gavin171 New Member

    Ricardo I want to do something similar to a rs2 atlas do you strip original paint first and if so what do you use , the model you have done looks great; gavin
  7. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    Nice piece of work there, Ricardo, Looks great. -:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  8. Usually I strip the first original paint. In this case, I haven't done so, because it was already Orange based, so, I just painted with the surface primer, and then the overall paint. When I strip the first paint I use Denatured (Iso-propylic) Alcohol, and let the carcass inside it for some time, then use a brush, just like a toothbrush to strip the paint.

    Thanks for all the opinions, guys!
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Ricardo, are you MAD????

    Just joking, couldn't resist after you said we might think you are mad. We know you are far from it. :D :D :D

    Fantastic work! Beautiful. Some gaugers mihght not know these fellows in Portugal have no model available for their prototype, so they have to kitbash or scratchbuild everything. Maybe they are lucky, because this has produced some very talented modelers!
  10. It's right. For many years, people in Portugal didn't have any model at all, and we turned to other countries. Lots of friends of mine turned into the USA, others (like myself) to Germany... but the little creature of portuguese models were there, and I still made some home-built models for myself. With the passing years, the train shows and things like that, I almost turned fully into portuguese model railroading... almost, since when I made my choice a few years ago, I turned also into Marklin AC system. Since most portuguese home-built models are DC (and now, DCC), I had to make a layout for both of the track types, so... a double mainline, one track, DC, another AC, they never encounter, but are always paralell... and the main station is common, and the decoration refers to no place specific. That's the best way of doing this kind of things.... :D

    For portuguese railroads, I build Maquetren Modules. Similar to yours NMRA and others... only with portuguese scenery.

    But for those, I'll post them elsewhere :D:D:D

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