Friday, January 04, 2013

New Equipment Arrives

My latest eBay find has arrived. Christmas gift to myself.



A Walthers Proto (formerly LifeLike) GP38-2. I hadn't noticed at the time, but the fuel tank is too big. It's the extra large 3600gal type. I think these units look much better with the medium 2600gal tank - so the Materials Acquisition Department (Me, Myself and I) is currently sourcing a smaller fuel tank on the internet.

The other thing to consider is what paint it will wear. When I picked this up on Boxing Day I had originally planned to model CP Rail 4512 - a black/orange, Ex-Milwaukee Road, patched Soo Line unit just like this one. However, I'm now beginning to wonder how this unit would look if I painted it in CNR green and gold. Hmm...

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