Chicago North Western SD-40-2 6868 from a Kato Model



This model was built from a Kato SD-40-2 that I stripped. I removed the nose and replaced with a Cannon and Company 81" nose kit. The origional fans were removed and photo etched Cannon and Company fan/blade assemblies were installed. The unit was detailed with such items as a DW plow, MU hoses,and nose bell. I also removed the origional Kato electrical pickups and hard wired the mechanism for improved performance. Also, I replaced the Kato grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates and replaced the dynamic T vent with a Detail Associates part. Painting involved using Testor's Acryl Cadnium Yellow for the Zito yellow and Polyscale CNW green. The underframe was finished with Floquil engine 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 8/13/2004