This is a look at the long hood and "bat wings" of an Atlas N Scale B23-7.
This unit was factory painted, but custom weathered with a mix of drybrushing and vodka washes.
I'll say it right off the bat. This model is a foobie. 2415 did not look like this in service with CR, but the model was too nice to pass up.
That being said, I really like the way this one has turned out.
It's a Lifelike (pre-Walthers) C424 that was originally painted as PRR 2415. I left the number alone, but heavily weathered the unit and applied CR decals over the old PRR keystones. In some locations, the old Keystone is actually showing through. This was achieved by using a sharp Xacto knife to scrape away most, but not all, of the printed on logos. Additionally I added a set of ACI labels to the hood sides.
Additionally, I added some Evergreen styrene I beams under the walkways to represent the ALCO frame. This eliminated much of the unsightly "air gap" between the locomotive and its trucks. This distance was correct, but was filled on the prototype, like the model, with a frame that was generally hidden on units from other builders.
This model was weathered with a mix of drybrushing and vodka washes.
This is a roster shot of an Atlas GP38, Conrail 7883. This model has had a custom weathering job applied using a combination of vodka washes and drybrushing.
Here, 8097, an ex-PC GP38-2 heads out of they yard with a runthrough freight on Lee Weldon's action packed WM layout. While Lee's current passion is the Western Maryland, he's been a Conrail fan since Day 1, and some of his prototype photos can be seen here on TheCRHS.org. For more of Lee's layout, visit WMWesternLines.net.
This model is a factory painted Atlas model, with custom detailing (radio antenna and cab signal box) and weathering applied (using a vodka wash technique)Â
A pair of custom painted and detailed SD40s glide across Sherman's creek on Todd Treaser's awesome NYS&A layout.
These models are a factory painted Atlas GP30 and MP15 that have been detailed and weathered by Ed Kapuscinski.
As per the ex-Pennsy prototype, the horn on the GP30 was moved from the top of the cab roof to the side and a Sinclair style radio antenna was also added. Additionally, a Sunrise Enterprises cab signal box was added to the front walkway.
A kitbashed Kato SD40-2 on my home layout.
A model of the SD40-2 from our convention.
Roster shot of my kitbashed Kato SD40-2 #6366. This is the unit NS parked for us at South Fork for the 2008 Convention.