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D.& R.G.W. #460 - Ready For Paint
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 Posted: Sun Mar 18th, 2018 05:10 am
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Michael G
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Westside models K-27 #460 in HOn3 dismantled in preparation for painting.
These engines are like Swiss watches in their build quality.
A pure joy to work with.
I have prepared it for LED lights in both the front and rear headlights.
It will get a Soundtraxx DCC sound decoder with a sugar cube speaker.
The D&RGW #460 is a very odd engine. It was never modernized to piston valves, neither did it get a shortened smokebox.
The version I'm painting will represent how it looked in the mid -30's.
It will now get a bath in some acetone before being sandblasted.
I will then paint it in Scalecote 1 engine black that will be baked in the oven for an hour or so...



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My K-27 in Hon3 is painted and decaled.
The #460 is an odd individual.
It's the only K27 that looked like this, with long smoke box, spoked leading truck wheels and slide valves.
However, there were no correct number stickers on my decal sheet ...
I found an old decal sheet with numbers, it was unfortunately so brittle that the first decal I tested was disintegrated when I put it in the water ...
I sprayed dullcote on the sheet, and then there was no problem with that anymore.
The locomotive is test run in analogue and works as well as it did before painting.
Now it's time for weathering it, installing the lights and a sound decoder.



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Your work is impressive. Especially considering the scale.
That would be impressive looking an On3. To know that it's half that size? Wow, great job!



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I'm ready to install sound in my HOn3 Westside K27.
Unfortunately the Soundtraxx Econami 100 isn't currently available.
When searching my own stash, I found a Loksound V4 micro though...
I have just downloaded the latest sound for the K27, and my God what a lot of sounds and functions!
This might actually be very good.



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Great loco.

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https://youtube/sEFfcayjSZU

Test drive of the newest addition to the fleet.
A brass Westside models K-27 in HOn3.

I have painted and weathered it as well as installed a sound decoder.
The decoder is a Loksound V4.

Some adjustments remain to be done, but after the auto tuning, the motor works well.




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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 12:26 am
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I don't know why the YouTube insert doesn't work...


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The YouTube insert is fixed & working now

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Michael G wrote: My K-27 in Hon3 is painted and decaled.
The #460 is an odd individual.

I sprayed dullcote on the sheet, and then there was no problem with that anymore.



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Beautiful job on the painting!

1 question and 1 comment:
 
1) How did you mask the bell and whistles to keep the original brass tone?

2) After a 20 year hiatus from model railroading I'm getting back into HOn3 like gangbusters.
 
Have several C class engines that need painting and a boatload of 20 year+ old decals.
Also have a bottle of Microscale Liquid Decal Film which I understand (according to instructions on the bottle),
one simply brushes over the old decal and after drying they are good as new.


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I fixed the broken YouTube video link in Post No.6

It had a dot in the wrong place for some strange reason

It now works fine


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