Meet the "Rail Beast II"

Carl Sowell Oct 14, 2021

  1. Carl Sowell

    Carl Sowell TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm sure you all have seen pictures of the UP SD-70 that was totally graffitied in the Arizona desert. A group of people painted it, I think in one night. I have posted some in progress shots of my project in the "workbench" thread.

    Finally completed, so here is my version. I did not have an SD-70 to work with so I selected a KATO SD-90/43 in SLRG paint that I never cared for. The loco has a silent TCS K2D4 decoder. I sprayed, rattle can, with school bus yellow and hand applied, obviously, the stripes with ultra fine Sharpie permanent marker. I am happy with it but would I do something different next time, yes.

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    And lastly, what an ominous site at a RR crossing. Folks would still run the gates? ? ?
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    I need to blacken out the # boards and add couplers. Note no reference to the UP, in fact it is my home road CD&WJV loco.

    Thanks for looking. Stay well,
    Carl
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
  2. mtntrainman

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    Oh that is awesome Carl !!! :D(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y):cool:
     
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  3. SP-Wolf

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    Excellent!!

    Wolf
     
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  4. Grey One

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    I can hear it growl, um, purr? Both.
    What a sight!
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    That is awesome!!(y)(y)(y)
     
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  6. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wicked good job!
     
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  7. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Geezus Carl, you scared the beegeezus out of me when I click on this thread! :eek: Excellent job and just in time for Halloween! :D
     
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  8. badlandnp

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    Suhweeeeet!! Here kitty, kitty!!!
    :LOL::cry::ROFLMAO::cry:
     
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  9. tehachapifan

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    Very cool!

    Remind me....did the prototype unit make any revenue runs before it was repainted?

    If so, any as the lead unit?
     
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  10. Carl Sowell

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    t-fan,

    No it never made any revenue runs. The railroad took it out of the desert and had it sprayed with grey primer immediately after they found it.

    C
     
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    The 1:1 version being painted....:rolleyes:

    I usually am mad to see railroad equipment painted with graffiti, but this guy did this in one night. That's impressive!
     
  13. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

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    Somebody needs to hire this guy!
     
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  14. 308GTSi

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    In an alternate universe graffiti artists go out all night and correct tired and damaged paintwork ...... SF warbonnets and blood nosed SP tunnel motors everywhere !
     
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