Show us your MOPACS

Colonel Aug 5, 2004

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Fellow modeller Tim MC posted a pic of his MOPAC loco in another topic so i thought I'd start a new topic.

    I currently have 4 Mopacs which are Sd40's or slight variations. Mine were custom painted by Mitch (Mopac 3092) and are the pride of my roster.

    Here are some pics.

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    So lets get this topic moving and shoe us your MOPACS :D
     
  2. Kisatchie

    Kisatchie TrainBoard Member

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    Here are a couple of my LifeLike SW9/1200s:


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    I found pictures of these locos on the Fallen Flags MoPac page
     
  3. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wow excellent models so MOPAC actually had these?
     
  4. Kisatchie

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  5. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    For all those custom painters what paint do you use for Jenks Blue????
     
  6. JASON

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    kiz,
    Thats some nice paint on those loco's,esp. the 1200's!.That was my next Q,what paint was used for these loco's?
    Paul,
    I take it you have a couple of 1200's then ? lol.Also those SD40's with D/B's,are they in the 6000 number series?
     
  7. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    yes they are you can see them tomorrow :D
     
  8. Bruce-in-MA

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    The first boxcar behind the loco is MOPAC. Sorry, it's all I run in that roadname... [​IMG]

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  9. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    oops...pressed "send" too quickly. The above unit is a relettered Kato SD40-2. A pencil eraser works well on removing the Kato lettering. The numberboards and bell are added, but I guess I was in too much of a hurry not to add the Sunrise plow and sunshades.

    ~Tim
     
  11. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    Another Canary...this one is a former UP snoot, chopped nose and relettered.

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  12. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    Too bad the merger didn't go the other way.

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    This one's for the Colonel:
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    Thanks for letting me show off a few locos! I'll try to take some better shots after I have my n-trak module complete, sometime in '06. ;)

    ~Tim
     
  13. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    Col., you need one of these, but only if you model into the 1980's. I started with an Atlas WV caboose and scratch-built the cabin with styrene and bay windows from some cheap Model Power bay window cabeese:

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    Dim. data can be found in the MP Caboose book or I'll be glad to provide interested modelers with the dimensions. The Atlas WV has the right length, truck centers and undercarriage details. The endrails are easily modified. The hardest part was making the handrails. Small red MV lenses are used with ditch light castings as marker lamps. This one still needs a toolbox. Here are a few reference photos for anyone interested in making their own:
    http://www.railimages.com/albums/timmcclenahan/aai.jpg
    http://www.railimages.com/albums/timmcclenahan/aaj.jpg

    ~Tim
     
  14. Kisatchie

    Kisatchie TrainBoard Member

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    Oddly enough, I used Accuflex MoPac blue - one of a VERY few acrylic paint colors that does not screw up my airbrush too badly. Why is that? No idea!

    By the way, I'm still looking for pics of my Atlas MoPac B23-7s...
     
  15. Kenneth L. Anthony

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    Here is one of my MOPACs. I don't have any MoPac locomotives, my layout represents Santa Fe...though I would have place for a visiting loco or two someday.
    But I do have some MoPac freightcars. Most are plain outa-the-box models with nothing except a little weathering added, but this one is a special model with special paint.
    I cut up two Lima gondolas to make a 50' Saint Louis, Brownsville and Mexico gon and added deep centersill. Looks a little like USRA underframe though I don't know if it is technically USRA design.
    Used individual letters to make the StLB&M reporting marks.
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    I did this a couple of years ago. Was looking for something remotely MoPac to post. I looked at the car and it rode goshawful high. So before shooting a pic, I pulled off the underframe and trimmed it by the depth of the cavity designed for the metal weight, which took off about 9 scale inches. Weathered the car and replaced some missing boards from the load's framing.

    I use a MoPac 50' XL boxcar with load protection design to ship glass jars from a plant at Palestine, Texas, over the MoP, interchange at Conroe to deliver to the imaginary Dixie Darlin peanute butter plant in the imaginary town of Johnston on my version of Santa Fe's East Texas line.

    I'd like to do some future MoPac projects. Top would be the pressed steel side gondola with the rectangular bulges. Also would like an IGN boxcar or autobox, and a pulpwood car that was owned by MP, IGN and NOT&M. Someday....

    (Speaking of someday, here is a confession. I haven't done any modeling in ages while I have been in grad school, just written lots of comments on bulletin board as if I were a real modeler. Colonel's MoPac post got me to actually work on a model for an hour and quarter. Thank you Colonel for the push.)
     
  16. Thirdrail

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    'Fraid this is the only piece of MoPac equipment I own, but it is an undecorated IM kit I decaled for the MP. Although Allied Full-Cushion trucks were supposedly outlawed sometime in the 1950's, I distinctly recall an MP boxcar in the Calvert St. Yard of the PRR in 1966 equipped with them. I had never seen such trucks before and walked over to get a good look.

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    BTW, it's one more car than I have lettered for Uncle Pete! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tim,

    Did you custom paint the jenks blue locos yourself they look excelent
     
  18. DaveD

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    They were too cool to ever be that big... Just like Illinois Terminal, Chicago Eastern & Illinois, CNW, TPW and all the rest of the great's.

    Very nice photos.

    Dave
    Los Angeles, CA
    -DPDP Model Accessories-
    http://eje.railfan.net/dpdp/
     
  19. Tim Mc

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    Thanks! Yes SIR, Colonel! (the former soldier in me) I shot and decaled those loco's myself - excluding the relettered UP units. I have a few B30-7s to finish (Mopac's B30-7s were B23-7 carbodies), but Atlas will probably release the B23s in Mopac before I get a chance. Just my luck after I made my own, including a pair made from Kato C30-7 shells and U25B mechs long before Atlas made their B30-7. Here's an Atlas unit:

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    I'll get a few unnumbered units so I can make a few B30-7As in the 4800 roadnumber series.

    Funny fact about the merger: the Mopac was bigger than the UP at the time.

    ~Tim
     
  20. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    Kato non-DB SD40-2...one of the more numerous units in the fleet:

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    The bell is from JnJ, snowplows from Sunrise (sunshades added later). Mopac is easy to model for anyone wanting to try their hand at airbrushing. Nothing's easier than spraying one color! ;)

    ~Tim
     

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