First Union Pacific GE U50...

minzemaennchen Oct 2, 2019

  1. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    ... I guess

    I made several SP versions, but this is the first in UP colors. It has also prototypical modifications e.g. no front door, offset roof walk, modified rear end, only one rear light, etc. The loco has following characteristics:

    - all metal model
    - shell assembled from etched parts
    - Modified MTL GP35 chassis
    - 4 axles motorized 8 axle power pickup
    - Bi-directional LED lights
    - DC
    - custom decals, new condition
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  2. ZFRANK

    ZFRANK TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice done Gerd! Nice truck details.

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  3. shortpainter

    shortpainter TrainBoard Member

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    What a beast! That’s excellent work.
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, that's awesome!!
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  5. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

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    Holy cow Gerd! What is powering that monster?

    John
     
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  6. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    That's really cool! Is there any diesel loco you cannot make?

    Oh, by the way, I still have that BN switcher you made for me out of etched brass and an MTL loco. I took it to our local NMRA meet last weekend and showed it along with an assortment of my lumber industry cars and BN caboose, and displayed it on the "complete train" catagory table. People were really commenting on how small and detailed Z Scale was, then I told them that the loco was scratch built by you, and I scratch built all the lumber cars and caboose. That blew everyones mind, since most of the people were O Scale and HO Scale modelers.
     
  7. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Hi John, it's powered by a modified MTL GP35 chassis, the 4 inner axles are driven, the other 4 are just adding to power pickup. Minimum radius is 235mm.

    Thanks Rob, everything curvy is a bit difficult with etched parts :) I still like my little MP15xC, now I use Rokuhan Shorty Chassis, so you have one of the few with MTL drive train.
     

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