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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2018 07:55 pm
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Hi, this is Gerold from Vienna, Austria. 

Have been model railroad addicted for most of my 59 years, with a short hiatus when cars and job was more important.  
Switched from Austrian toy trains to crude US prototype at age ten, and continued there when coming back to the hobby at age 40. 
Although there is a layout on the first floor I like best to tinker with locos and passenger cars, Layout (Plywood Central...) only serves as test track.

For now I will show a project I just have finished. 
A scratchbuilt freelance boxcab I bought incomplete in the US.
Added the missing pilots, glazing, paint, decals for my private line; changed the open frame motor to an Roco can motor and installed an Lenz decoder.  
Tried to preserve the "period" look of it so used grain of wheat bulbs instead of my standard LEDS.

Gerold



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 Posted: Sun Nov 25th, 2018 08:33 pm
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first, the drive...







next, The Thing as I received it: 







and finally as she looks right now: 







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... looks capable of pulling the layout room to a couple streets away...

Jose.







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Very nice Gerold.  

It is an attractive paint scheme, a Union Pacific subsidiary perhaps?  :thumb:

I am always intrigued by what draws people to model what they do.  

Why a US road?  Just curious.  

Keep up the good work. 



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Crikey Gerold, that chassis is a beast! 

Love the pantograph detail and the paint job is first class.






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Looks like a powerful locomotive and LUV the paint scheme and finish....

Great job  :rah::thumb::2t:

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@ Steven B...
yes, UP and Cal-P share equipment like UP and Milwaukee did.
Today its a pain to paint models in Armor Yellow, have not found any commercially available paint that's correct. 
I achieve it by using two different automobile paint rattle cans simultaneously.
- a US road because my layout has a West Coast theme.

@ slateworks - 
this are vintage Walthers pantographs. 
I love them, they look perfect on scratchbuilt locos.

@ all, thanks for the kind words!

Gerold

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Gerold,

That looks great!

I especially like the paint and lettering.







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Hi Gerold  :wave:



WELCOME !  again to Freerails !!  :bg:


Great to see you here & Posting ^^ such AWESOME beasts !  :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



I do like you customized U.P. styleee paint-shop work.  :thumb:



I'm a fan of anything YELLOW ... especially if it has 'Caterpillar' written on the front.  ;)


more ... More ... More ! ... MORE ! ... MORE !! ... Please.  :old dude:



:cool:




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Welcome Gerold,

That boxcab is awesome.

Looks quite capable and you have finished it very nicely. I really like the paint colors.

Two different paint cans simultaneously? I can barely handle one simultaneously.

Great job!


Have you mentioned what scale/gauges(s) you model in?


Thanks for sharing and welcome aboard,

Tom


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