My brass K-27 in HOn3 is finally finished.

Graff Mar 15, 2018

  1. Graff

    Graff TrainBoard Member

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    My brass Sunset models K-27 is finished.
    This has been a long road....
    First I had to sort out the power pickups, and added phosphor bronze wipers.
    Then I replaced the worm with a new one from NWSL.
    The next was installation of a Econami decoder with stay alive and dual speakers.
    The worst problem was that the drive wheels were out of gauge (and so was the tender wheels...).
    I corrected that, and finally I could paint it!
    I used Scalecote 1 engine black and baked it in the oven.
    Then I painted the details with water based paint and a brush.
    The decals are from San Juan, and it was a quick job to apply them.
    The weathering is a mix of various water based paints except for the rods and valve gear which got some MIG engine oil wash (oil based).
    Now I just have to add some details, such as cab curtains, water bags and such and crushed coal in the tender.

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  2. RailMix

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    Very nice! I have a soft spot for the K-27 as they were good looking engines and one of the survivors (464) resides and regularly operates an hour or so away from me.
     
  3. bremner

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    That looks great
     
  4. r_i_straw

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    Nice, one day I have to finish decaling my old Mud Hen. I think it is a Westside model.
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    She is beautiful!
     

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