Union Pacific SD 40-2 2975 (former CNW 6827) from a Kato Model



This model was built from a Kato SD-40-2 that I stripped. The unit was detailed with such items as MU hoses, ditch lights, antenna, cab vent, eye bolts, and nose bell. Also, I replaced the Kato grab irons with wire ones from Detail Associates and replaced the dynamic T vent with a Detail Associates part. I also removed the origional Kato electrical pickup system and hardwired the unit to improve performance. Painting involved using Floquil UP Armor Yellow and Floquil Harbor Mist Grey. 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 11/23/2004