Show us your MOPACS

Colonel Aug 5, 2004

  1. Tim Mc

    Tim Mc TrainBoard Member

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    Oops...almost forgot the grilles on top. I used brass screen:
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    I think these are actually recessed on the prototype, but I didn't find a good top-down photo until after the models were painted.
     
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  2. Flash Blackman

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    I just noticed this Precision Masters covered hopper (model made around 1989) with MoPac reporting marks and a C&EI logo. Hopper gates added from the newer run models. I had not realized that C&EI became a part of Mopac. Here is the hopper.
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  3. Steve Mann

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    Thank you Tim for the steps and parts for the bash. It seems pretty straight forward. What were the measurements of the thinner vents on the conductor's side?
    I found out my kitbashing skills are terrible, but this looks quite simple.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Tim Mc

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    Anytime Steve. If you were writing about the box vents on the conductor's side, they're molded into the Dash 8 shell, so you won't have to model them. The three air intake grilles are made from the same v-groove styrene and are 6x7mm, 1.5x7mm & 2x7mm from front to rear:
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    The two large vents on the engineer's side under the air filter housing are also 6x7mm.
     
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  5. Steve Mann

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    Is the base unit a C30-7 then? Also, did you just CA the two long hoods together? The fit up is perfect.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  6. Tim Mc

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    Steve, a C30-7 mech and sill/handrail were used, but the new shell was made from a combination of B23-7 and B30-7 shells. Here's a comparison of the C30-7 and the new shell:
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    Also note that the fuel tank is different. I combined two B23/30-7 tanks into one to get the extra capacity tank Mopac ordered. Send me a PM if you would like a copy of the full article.
     
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  7. Chad Cowan

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    Should count as a "MoPac" SD40. Paducah and Louisville (and VMV) had several of these in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

    Chad
     
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  8. Flash Blackman

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  9. Tim Mc

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    Thanks Flash. I remember the magazine article on the Texas Central. Seeing his other pics on the TC took me back a few years.
     
  10. ntex

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    Very cool kitbash! Could you elaborate on what styrene you used and did you just glue it to the autorack side posts?
     
  11. Tim Mc

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    Thanks! The corrugated sections are strips of Evergreen 2020 car siding, scribed at the posts to resemble panels. The lower two strips are a scale 4' x 85.5', while the upper is 2' x 85.5'. I extended the posts up a scale 7' from the upper deck with .030x.060 Evergreen strips by trimming the M-T posts at the upper deck to conceal the splice.
     
  12. Mo-Pac

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    Here's an N scale what if. A dash8-40BW
     

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  13. ntex

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    The bell on the long hood says Mopac. Nice touch!
     
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  14. Mo-Pac

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    Yes, I agree. The location of the bell is one of the best ways to say it's a Mopac! I purchased this off eBay from @Mopac3092 last year. He takes all of the credit on this one. The story on how it got here is a little bit crazy. I am still yet to run it or drop a sound decoder in it. I am currently in the processor moving back to the USA. There once I build my layout that I have planned(which the final design is posted on this forum) after I get moved into my house.
     
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    Well, bear with me my current location is sans internet and the cell service is horrible. Here is a group shot of my current fleet of Missouri Pacific N scale locomotives. I only technically have two of my GP15-1's with the same road numbers. I have two GP38's without road numbers and the hallmark GP7 without a road number. The rest of my fleet all have different road numbers. Yes, a hand full of them are custom paint and one I listed before is an "What if". I do have individual photos of them and I will have to wait to post them later on. You should to be able to click on the photos as the resolution is large. The majority of my fleet is the GP38 the rest are GP38-2's, GP35's, GP15-1's, B23-7's, U23B's, SD40-2's, SD50's, MP15, GP7, GP9, SD70ACe & Dash8-40BW.
     

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