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Craig Watson

VIA Rail Canada 150 P42

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I managed to pick up a Kato Amtrak P42 a few weeks ago with a faulty sound decoder, I had been on the lookout for one for a while.

 

The plan was to create one of the VIA Rail vinyl wrap P42's that have been liveried for the Canada 150 celebrations, I ordered decals for it a while ago when ordering a batch of other decals from Highball Graphics.

 

Unfortunately on checking the decals today I noticed that I'd ordered N gauge ones in error so an order has been placed today for the proper HO ones!!

 

Anyway, I stripped the loco down and made a start, the roof colour isn't correct but it'll be weathered down anyway, the vinyl wraps on the real things don't cover the roofs!

 

The loco also has a new sound decoder on order, my hope is that it'll be fully finished for West Pickering's appearance at the Ayr exhibition in a few weeks time.

 

The loco being stripped down, the kato models come apart really easily.

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The stripped bodyshell in primer.

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Masking the VIA logo, the blue roof had already been done and masked off before the silver was done.

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Some progress pics.

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Varnished and windows refitted temporarily while waiting on the decals and sound decoder.

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I'll post more when the decals are on!

 

Cheers

 

Craig

 

 

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Decals arrived today, replacement loksound select fitted too.

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It now has a coat of varnish too, another coat tomorrow then reassemble before Ayr exhibition at the weekend?

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That looks really good! Can't say I liked the Canada 150 colour scheme but that's certainly a good model of it. (CJL)

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