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sp olympic loco
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:16 AM
would anyone have any info on this sd40 loco ? painted in the olympic scheme
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 1:16 AM
would anyone have any info on this sd40 loco ? painted in the olympic scheme
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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:42 AM
Hello "daylight98,"

George Drury did a Paint Shop article on modeling the SP Olympic SD in the December 1986 MODEL RAILROADER, page 154. While that issue is probably out of print, you can order a photocopy of the article from customerserice@kalmbach.com.

Best wishes,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:42 AM
Hello "daylight98,"

George Drury did a Paint Shop article on modeling the SP Olympic SD in the December 1986 MODEL RAILROADER, page 154. While that issue is probably out of print, you can order a photocopy of the article from customerserice@kalmbach.com.

Best wishes,

Andy

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:06 PM
ok cool thanks for that , i got a friend who hopfully should have this issue , ill ring h im and ask for him to photocoy it for me , thanks again
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 9:06 PM
ok cool thanks for that , i got a friend who hopfully should have this issue , ill ring h im and ask for him to photocoy it for me , thanks again
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Posted by carcanojm on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:19 PM
I am just finishing up with that model myself. I actually found a photo of it at this web site http://ncespee.railfan.net/SP/spsd40er.html. I have some toher photos as well if you would like I can email them to you.
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Posted by carcanojm on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 3:19 PM
I am just finishing up with that model myself. I actually found a photo of it at this web site http://ncespee.railfan.net/SP/spsd40er.html. I have some toher photos as well if you would like I can email them to you.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:46 PM
ok cool thansk so much for that link , ive been searchin for ages to try and find a pic on that loco and couldnt find nuffin and yes if it would be ok could you please email them pics , my email address is jamesjobson47@msn.com , thanks heaps
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:46 PM
ok cool thansk so much for that link , ive been searchin for ages to try and find a pic on that loco and couldnt find nuffin and yes if it would be ok could you please email them pics , my email address is jamesjobson47@msn.com , thanks heaps
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:54 PM
also on the catwalk and boggies , is the paint a blue or grey ?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:54 PM
also on the catwalk and boggies , is the paint a blue or grey ?
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Posted by carcanojm on Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:27 AM
The paint is blue. I'm using Conrail Blue with a little bit off Reffer White added to lighten up the color. (Flouqil paint) I just sent you the pics hope it helps.
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Posted by carcanojm on Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:27 AM
The paint is blue. I'm using Conrail Blue with a little bit off Reffer White added to lighten up the color. (Flouqil paint) I just sent you the pics hope it helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:39 AM
ok thanks so much for that
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:39 AM
ok thanks so much for that
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 19, 2003 3:32 AM
ill be using a model power loco for the job , a sd40-2 , looks pretty much the same shape as that sp loco , i sent ya a email sayin what loco im ganna be using
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 19, 2003 3:32 AM
ill be using a model power loco for the job , a sd40-2 , looks pretty much the same shape as that sp loco , i sent ya a email sayin what loco im ganna be using
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 2, 2003 6:22 PM
The Kato SD40 recently released is very accurate for the "Olympic" SD40R loco. Other than the loss of the "L" windshield there was no signifigant change to the appearance of the loco as part of the rebuilding.
You can also order Kato part 922048 (SD40 Handrail set, CR blue) to avois paintiong and then flaking paint from handrails. This may cause you to attempt matching the paint to the handrails but the Conrail blue is fairly accurate.
This leaves the parts tha seperate on the Kato easy to paint. Frame CRblue, Handrails no need to paint, carbody primer then white, finally mask the ends for SP Scarlet and let the Microscale decal set 60-464 take care of the nose feathers. Finish with logos and other data from 60-464,the warning labels and such can be found on 60-11 SP / Cotton Bely 1958-84 diesels.
Build notes are for N-Scale but all items are represented in HO also.
SP7347 was wrecked and vacated from the roster after in a head on collision just a month after returning to Scalet and Gray paint in July 1985.
A few more photos from Richard Percy's site in Australia:
http://espee.railfan.net/sp7347.html
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 2, 2003 6:22 PM
The Kato SD40 recently released is very accurate for the "Olympic" SD40R loco. Other than the loss of the "L" windshield there was no signifigant change to the appearance of the loco as part of the rebuilding.
You can also order Kato part 922048 (SD40 Handrail set, CR blue) to avois paintiong and then flaking paint from handrails. This may cause you to attempt matching the paint to the handrails but the Conrail blue is fairly accurate.
This leaves the parts tha seperate on the Kato easy to paint. Frame CRblue, Handrails no need to paint, carbody primer then white, finally mask the ends for SP Scarlet and let the Microscale decal set 60-464 take care of the nose feathers. Finish with logos and other data from 60-464,the warning labels and such can be found on 60-11 SP / Cotton Bely 1958-84 diesels.
Build notes are for N-Scale but all items are represented in HO also.
SP7347 was wrecked and vacated from the roster after in a head on collision just a month after returning to Scalet and Gray paint in July 1985.
A few more photos from Richard Percy's site in Australia:
http://espee.railfan.net/sp7347.html

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