Canadian Pacific 9022 SD40-2F from a Kaslo model

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This model started out as a Kaslo/Southern Alberta Rail SD40-2F resin shell kit that was built up and modified to represent CP 9022, which is one of two SD40-2F's that were repainted in the CP "dual flags" scheme (the other being 9000).
The mechanism is a Kato SD40-2 mechanism that was hard wired to remove the electical glitches these drives are known for. Also, the frame was machined and modified to take the new shell and channels were cut for the ditchlight wires.
The shell was built up fairly close to the directions, although I modified the pilot faces so the coupler boxes hold the shell onto the mechanism. Also, a Miniatures by Eric horn and speed recorder were added. The plow and ditchlight castings are Details West. The MU hoses are Detail Associates. The handrails were bent using photos as a guide and soldered to the stantions along with eyebolts and chains.
Everything was test fitted then torn down and abrasive blasted, then washed and dried. Painting consisted of Floquil primer, then Testor's Model Master Guards Red and Floquil engine black. The grilles masked and backfilled with Floquil grimy black to add some depth. The decals are a combination of custom made Highball Graphics and Microscale decals. The model was semiglossed with a combination of Testor's dullcoat and glosscoat products.
The model features a Train Control Systems A6X decoder, which powers Miniatronics 1.5 volt bulbs to all of the headlight and ditchlight castings.


© Copyright 2007 Kelley Duford
Last Updated 6/24/2007