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  1. TeenyTinyPaintBrush

    Custom HO figures?

    Hi there! Brand new to this website. I just had a question, and I figured you go to the experts when wanting the best answers! I'm currently painting custom HO figures and I selling them on Etsy (Just started in October) and other places. I was just wondering what figures people are looking for...
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    custom norfolk southern dash 9-40cw

    hey guys, I am modeling norfolk southern dsah 9-40cw as prototypical as possible. I will be using a athearn blue box dash 9-40cw unpowered kit for this project. The only down fall is that the light postion on the front of the locomotive is incorrect. They are in the nose by the door, i will be...
  3. P

    Custom Build Engine

    Hello, I am slowly trying to learn some things about modeling. One of my plans is to build a layout of Utah railroads in 1925 and 2025. As I am still in school, I want to start learning how to do some custom modeling. I want to scratchbuild a locomotive that was built by the Emigration...
  4. SD9B

    SD9B

    Athearn SD9 (or 7) with a Smokey Valley SD24B conversion kit. Added are headlights, air tanks, Paducah air filter, and new stacks.
  5. WCTR BB23-7

    WCTR BB23-7

    This is what happens when I get mad at the Smokey Valley GE Utility Cab sides... This engine is a B unit, as well as a shoving platform. It will get a coat of the WCTR (ex-Aztalan Pacific) Tan/Black patch paint.
  6. WCTR B23-7 #9842 "The Desert Twins"

    WCTR B23-7 #9842 "The Desert Twins"

    These two B23-7's are known as the Desert Twins because of their odd looking paint schemes. Units are Rail Power Products shells on modified Athearn U23B chassis with FB sideframes. Units are detailed to the max with large snowplows, rooftop A/C units, and two 1/4 wave whip antennas.
  7. WCTR B23-7 #9830 "The Desert Twins"

    WCTR B23-7 #9830 "The Desert Twins"

    These two B23-7's are known as the Desert Twins because of their odd looking paint schemes. Units are Rail Power Products shells on modified Athearn U23B chassis with FB sideframes. Units are detailed to the max with large snowplows, rooftop A/C units, and two 1/4 wave whip antennas.
  8. WCTR (ex-BNSF) SW10B

    WCTR (ex-BNSF) SW10B

    The prototype was built after the cab was destroyed in a wreck. This unit will be the first unit that I will be painting in the WCTR scheme of the so many engines that I bought. There are 3 WCTR schemes. The Red cab, safety stripes and black body, the black body with red and white stripes...
  9. WCTR U23B #7922

    WCTR U23B #7922

    One of the newest additions to the roster, I was able to find this and the two B23-7's for sale on the internet. All of the WCTR units were sold by a seller on eBay, and the first time around, I got 4 units. Now, I have 3 more in WCTR paint, and the other units pictured in this gallery will soon...
  10. WCTR GP38-2 604

    WCTR GP38-2 604

    A revised photo of this WCTR unit. Since a couple of months ago, I have added jewels into the classification lights as well as the headlights, ditch lights, a horn, and handrails. Along with the SW9 set, this engine is also equiped with Automatic Train Control.
  11. WCTR SW9 Switcher Set

    WCTR SW9 Switcher Set

    Used for yard switching on the WCTR
  12. WCTR SW9 Switcher Set

    WCTR SW9 Switcher Set

    Used for yard switching on the WCTR
  13. WCTR "Calf" SW7

    WCTR "Calf" SW7

    Athearn SW7. Cab replaced with new front end, air tanks on top, high visibility light placement for switching in yards, and Automatic Train Control Equipped.
  14. WCTR SW9 'Cow unit'

    WCTR SW9 'Cow unit'

    Athearn SW7 with A/C unit, dual Pyle light and grab irons.
  15. WCTR GP9B

    WCTR GP9B

    Athearn GP9B with conversion cab, lights, handrails and grab irons.
  16. WCTR (ex-PC) GP9 A and B set

    WCTR (ex-PC) GP9 A and B set

    2 Athearn GP9's that have so many details, I can't name them all. There is one more GP9 to this set, but it is not shown in this picture; it's identical to the lead unit.
  17. WCTR Jordan Spreader ex-GN

    WCTR Jordan Spreader ex-GN

    Walthers Jordan Spreader converted to 'summer blade" using original plow. The actual prorotype is Green Bay and Western X190, as it was also fashioned in this manner.
  18. Southern Railway C44-9W

    Southern Railway C44-9W

    Here is a picture of my Southern Railway C44-9W that I custom painted. I sold the loco on eBay. I sell on ebay under jsdekruif
  19. PB&S SW7 #25

    PB&S SW7 #25

    Athearn SW7 kitbashed and painted for the Pine Barrens & Southern-A shortline that switches a lumberyard
  20. Burlington Northern SW1 #93

    Burlington Northern SW1 #93

    Detailed Walthers SW1 #93. Numberboard lettering, plow, beacon, and spark arrestor (although not shown in this pic, the arrestor was later added)



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