Chicago North Western SD 40 885 from a Kato Model



This model was built from a Kato SD 40. The dynamic brake blister has been removed to represent an as delivered nondynamic CNW SD 40. The unit was detailed with such items as a DW plow, eyebolts, cab vent, and MU hoses. Also, I replaced the Kato grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates. Painting involved using Floquil CNW Yellow with a few drops of Soo Line red and Reefer orange for the old yellow and Floquil CNW green over white primer. The underframe was finished with Floquil engine black. The decals are from Microscale. The overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner.

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Last Updated 1/11/2005