Aug 5, 2004
Great work as usual Colonel! MOPACJAY - nice work on the caboose!
I finished painting and decaling the last GP9, it was an enjoyable project and adds to my list of 3 MP geeps now and possibly one more to come.
The next two images show all three geeps together, not a bad lineup.
Thanks for the kind words!:teeth:
Love the shot with the three engines, great job Colonel.
My first foray into the MoPac paint, except for a Kato GP50 I detailed. I liked painting all one color. I added hoses, windshield wipers and a bell. I guess I could add a roof antenna.
Notice the "3093" on the Eagle feathers. This was from a prototype picture; it is only on one side. The prototype picture of this engine had number 793 in the rear number boards.
Notice no number boards? This is my first time with this type of N scale Kato engine, so I was not sure about how to add them. I want to add all four numbers at once. Did they have rear number boards? The bell seems too large? It was one of my left over DRGW bells.
The caboose is one of Colonel's custom paint jobs. :thumbs_up:
Looks great what paint did you use?
Nice to see Mopac on the layout, Flash.
Interesting rust patterns.
Looks great Flash, especially the large road number in the eagle. Most MP SD40-2s (as well as most C-C power) had blank rear numberboards painted Jenks Blue from the mid-70s on. The only rear SD40-2 boards I could see numbered were as originally delivered in the 7xx & 8xx series from EMD. Mopac appears to have dropped the rear boards after the first renumbering of all their C-C units while all B-B power had their rear boards numbered...not sure why the difference. I think that JnJ bells are a bit more prototypical (smaller) for the Mopac.
Here are the 4 finished Geep 7/9's I'm now bidding on a GP35 for ym next project.
Nice work all. It's good to see the Mop is alive and well in N scale.
Weathered GP15AC #1726 this morning.
Before shot without spark arrestors:
After weathering with Floquil grimy black, a wash of "sand" acrylic, and some charcoal applied with a stiff brush:
Here's the prototype reference photo:
Latest Mopac project, an open bi-level autorack kitbashed from an M-T Penn Central car and styrene (still needs weathering):
Very nice bash, Tim. Good to see this thread active again, and I personally hope that some time I'll have the cash and time to actually do things again! Please show more pics once the weathering is done
That is a great kitbash. :thumbs_up: Looks like there is another identical car behind it? Nice prototype photo, too. I presume it is an old photo? Thanks.
Accuflex MoPac blue #16-86.
So what is this? Just a box that sits on the flat car? Nice flat car, too. I don't recognize the model. It really does look nice and certainly is one of a kind. Great job!:thumbs_up:
Thanks for the kudo. It's a Skybox, built to carry aircraft components between manufacturing plants. These particular cars carried DC10 parts from Vought to McDonnell Douglas for final assembly. Tail sections, I believe, but I could easily be wrong.
The model itself is an LBF model repainted and marked using an overlay scanned from a color photo.
Interesting side note - the MP only owned (as MP) two of these, and also had four for T&P.
Thanks for the compliments on the Mopac autorack guys. Yep Flash, there's another one like it and two covered autoracks I repainted into Mopac from M-T ATSF cars. I try to batch up similar projects to save time. The photo is linked from Tom Stolte's site. I'm actually caught up on a lot of my projects now. I guess I'll redo some SD40s or a GP15 I accidentally sprayed with alcohol when doing scenery. Removing the Kato SD40 dynamic brake blisters was some of my first kitbashing and are a little rough.
Eagle2, love the Skybox. I remember the thread on how you made the artwork from a prototype photo.
Here's another shot for Paul...just in case he's looking for some unique MP rolling stock to model.
Great model Tim. Is that a U36C (never could get the U Boat names right)? How did you do those 'boxes' behind the cab because I'm in need of some?
Thanks Steve. It's actually a C36-7. Here are full photos to show both sides of the box:
The air filter box was borrowed from an Atlas Dash 8-40BW shell (P/N 9488400). It was sanded square, closed in with styrene and fitted into a notch in an Atlas B30-7 long hood.
6x4mm doors were made from .010 styrene and scribed into four doors while the large vents were made from v-groove styrene.