my ESPEE MODELERS ARCHIVE
California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Southern Pacific EMD Yard Slugs
Courtesy Tom Fassett:
I took the frame from an old Athearn SW7 along with the end sills and pretty much made the rest out of styrene. The trucks are the newer type from an SW1000 (I just couldn't bring myself to put those old cast metal ones back on... ). In the past, I have used the brake shear to bend the styrene at the top of the hood but the results have been less than predictable and I wasted a lot of sheet styrene... This time I decided to use quarter round styrene for the rounded over edges and glue the sides and top to it. It worked a lot better. The old railing holes were filled and new piano wire railing made to better approximate the real thing. All the detail parts are Details West except the MU hose and receptacle which are white metal. I couldn't find the right doors in any of the Cannon stuff so I just scribed 'em and made hinges out of very small styrene strips (darn near went blind workin' on them little things... ) Since I had already committed myself, I filed the door handle out of tiny styrene rod. It all came out decent for a hack job... I forced myself to take a lot of "in progress" photos and did up a scale drawing that I will post (someday) for anyone with a hankerin' to add on of these little spuds to yer' SP yard. Now I just gotta' get the darn MP15AC painted so I have something to pull it behind... Still, I'm quite pleased with it, all the same.
Scrathbuilt slug attached to a brass MP15AC by Tom Fassett.
This is my model of SP Yard Slug #1012, there are a few 'errors' in my model, made mostly because of my skills (or lack thereof) and a lack of photo's to study. Still, all in all, I am very happy with the way it has turned out, and it looks great coupled up to an SW1500, (until I can get/build a model of an MP15AC).
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