Chicago North Western 4703 from an Athearn GP 38-2 Model



I built this model several years ago, but figured I'd post it anyways since I came across a nice shot of it. CNW GP 38-2 4703 was rebuilt by National Railway Equipment in 1991 and delivered to the CNW. This model was built from an Athearn GP 38-2. I detailed with such items as a DW plow and cut bars to better represent CNW 4705. Part of the dynamic brakes were rebuilt, and an angled Cannon and Company paper filer box was added. Painting involved using modelflex UP armor yellow and CNW dark green. The underframe was finished with Testors Modelmaster Acryl semigloss black. The decals are Microscale, and the overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.

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Last Updated 5/15/2003