Information needed for making a GP40-2

MMR283 May 22, 2022

  1. MMR283

    MMR283 TrainBoard Member

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    I’m looking at making a GP40-2 from Shapeways. Has anyone done one from a AZL GP38-2 to a GP40-2? Any information would be helpful what I should know! Who carries the handrails for the shapeways model body? Also looking to make mine a Western Pacific with the “Perlman Green”. I did an article back in June 1997 for an HO scale of a GP-35. I used Accupaints Hunter Green, and NH Warm Orange. Are these still available on the Market? Also I’ll be looking for Z scale decals for the WP-40-2. I know that CMR puts out a lot of decals, but nothing for western roads. Any leads will help! Thanks!
     
  2. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    MMR,
    I can get a hold of etched brass handrails for the RLW GP38.

    Scott
     
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  3. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I think the handrails for GP38-2 and GP40-2 might just be the same because all the critical measurements are the same, it might just be a newer motor and updated roofline as the only spotting difference:

    EMD GP38-2 Data Sheet

    EMD GP40-2 Data Sheet
     
  4. southernnscale

    southernnscale TrainBoard Supporter

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    I did this EMD F45
     

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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    We could sure use these in Z-scale! I'd love to have a Milwaukee Road version, for sure!

    (y)

    Your's looks awesome!!
     
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  6. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Member

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    There should be a lot of MicronArt GP 38 handrails easy to find.
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Still looks better than an N-scale version!!(y)
     
  9. CNE1899

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    Frank,
    Really nice work on that loco! Nice railing work as well. Was the lettering done with stencil?
    Scott
     
  10. ZFRANK

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    Hi Scot,
    Lettering was done with negative decals. A black rectangle with transparent letters and numbers. Printed on transparent decal paper with a simple laser printer which has only black toner. Shell first spayed aspen yellow, masked where decals had to come. Rest was sprayed an next layer of black. Remaining yellow rectangles were covered by decals.

    /Frank

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  11. MMR283

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    Really appreciate your steps in the conversion. This will be very helpful for my conversation!
     
  12. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Wow Frank, that's some really excellent modeling work! And a lot of work it was!
     
  13. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    Frank,
    Thanks for the explanation.
    Scott
     
  14. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    MMR283,
    Did you get railings yet? I have a spare Micron Arts railing kit.

    Scott
     
  15. MMR283

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    Haven’t received any railings yet. I thought that using the AZL railings from a GP38-2 would work, but they won’t work at all. Kind of put the engine on the back burner. How much do you want for the Micron Arts railing kit? Thanks Scott.
     
  16. CNE1899

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    MMR283,
    Started a conversation.

    Scott
     

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