1. rray

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    My S2 switcher kit is finished.

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    I laser cut window glazing and light pipes, and put a TCS M2 dcc decoder in it.

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    I painted inside the cab industrial green, and added an engineer, and the Northern Pacific's signiture Steam Bell that all their diesel switchers were outfit is from an N Scale locomotive. The depot is also a scratchbuilt to represent the NP Central Ave South passenger depot in Superior WI.

     
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    A beautiful loco for sure and i just love the interior lighting! I have an old Marklin steam engine with lighting in the cab, but it is so dim it is useless, so I have ordered an LED light for the cab from HTM. Seeing yours lit up like that really made my day.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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  4. Curn

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    Great job on the S2 Rob! A mass produced injection model would be worse than that.
     
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  5. southernnscale

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    Looks outstanding! nice primer job. If you still haveing trouble on curves I had to use thinner wire so the one truck have better movement! just a thought!
     
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  6. JoeS

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    Absolutely fantastic! Clean and truly looks like a mass produced model. Well done!
     
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    Really nice model !:)

    Dom
     
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  8. shortpainter

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    Outstanding!
     
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  9. rvn2001

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    But ..... it's running backwards .....
    It's a beautiful work of art with the usual Robert Ray upgrades and extra details
     
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  10. shamoo737

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    Looks great Robert. I thought about getting one, but I already have couple switchers.
     
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  11. Heay Equipment Designer

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    That came out really nice Robert! Love the cab interior light and engineer. How did you get such a great finish on the brass shell?
     
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  12. rray

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    The cab is only lit running backwards, and the headlight lit running forwards, so for the video running example I ran backwards.
     
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    I used the pointy rubber abrasive bit in my dremel to take down the build lines and polish it. I felt it was worth spending extra time and patience, and hold back on my eagerness to attach the grab irons and handrails till I was really happy with the shell finish. Spent about 2 hours broken into several sessions of look over the shell, do a little polishing, come back to it later, look it over and polish the worse spots, repeat. :D

    I only wish my painting and decalling skills were better. I got one of the decal stripes slightly crooked, and a smear of black paint on another while doing touchups, but decided to leave well enough alone.
     
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  15. rray

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    I noticed there is a steam bell on that RS1 too!
     

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