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information page for modeling SP exDRGW EMD SD50 diesel locomotives in HO Scale
Southern Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande Western
HO Scale SD50 detailing
Disclaimer: I haven't done this kitbash yet, this could be considered my preliminary research, and as always, if you want to get it right, study plenty of photo's.
For a D&RGW SD50, circa 1988, the 'Bill of Materials' listed in the article below, would be an excellent starting point, with the addition of these 'today' parts.
The Model Railroader Jan. 1992, page 88 - Detailing a RPP SD60 as D&RGW SD50, is a good place to start, but as said previously, a lot of new parts and kits have come onto the market, since that was written. The SD60 body (which can be bought with or without a chassis), will also fit on an Athearn SD40T-2 Tunnel Motor chassis, and I guess there's an Overland drive that would probably work.
Athearn has now released a RTR SD50 in their Genesis Line, so all this might be redundant...
Gordon Cannon of Cannon & Co. continues to come out with EMD detail kits, and the Rail Power Products shell can really be gutted, so as to fit finer parts.
Cannon & Co.
Handrails and stanchions to taste.
From studying photo's, it would appear the anti-climber is more of a 'pointed' shape, similar to Athearn's GP50 style.
For an DRGW unit sheet 87-28.
For an SP Speed Lettered unit:
All the above, except:
And you can of course add as many fiddly bits as you want, eg. window wipers, etched steps etc.
For the Speed Lettering, 87-857 as this includes the DRGW sub-lettering,
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