Soo GP38-2 4515 from an Athearn Model






Soo Line 4515 GP38-2 (former Milwaukee Road) from a heavily reworked Athearn model.
Added details include new air lines, speed recorder, firecracker antennas, coupler cut bars, MU hoses, plow, lift rings, horn, all weather window, ditch lights, Kadee #58 scale couplers, pilot faces rebuilt, beacon, fuel tank fittings, and alot of of other stuff I can't remember off the top of my head.
Over Floquil primer, I used Testor's Model Master Acryl Guards Red and and Floquil Engine black. The decals are Microscale, and the entire unit was semiglossed with half Testor's glosscoat and half Testor's dullcoat thinned with lacquer thinner. The unit was then weathered using various techniques.
This unit also features Northwest Shortline nickle silver wheelsets, operating ditch lights on both front and rear and a North Coast Engineering decoder for DCC operation.
Alot of hours went into this model, but I think it speaks for itself.

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Last Updated 1/11/2005