Iowa Chicago and Eastern SD 40-2 6459 from a Kato Model




This model was built from a Kato SD40-2 early variant because it best matched the prototype. The original Kato nose was replaced with a Cannon and Company 88" nose (the model comes with 81"), dynamic brake T-vent was replaced, lift rings, metal grabs, MU hoses, ditch light castings, spare knuckle holders and antennas were added among other things. The unit was painted with Testors Model Master deep yellow for the yellow stripe, the blue is Testors Model Master Ford and GM engine blue. The black is floquil engine black. The decals are a mix of Microscale decals and the ICE lettering was custom made. The overcoat is half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's Dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner. Special thanks goes to Clair Downs for coming up with paint matches for this unit.

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Last Updated 7/21/2008