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Assembling an Athearn Genesis SD75M

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Assembling an Athearn Genesis SD75M
Posted by UnionPacific8444 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:39 PM

I purchased a new old stock Athearn Genesis G6137 SD75M a while ago, and since I bought the drills required for the assembly yesterday, I want to get on with it. Should I paint the handrails and other metal parts? If so, is there a certain kind of paint I should use (acryl, enamel, lacquer) and/or a certain brand of paint that matches the Santa Fe red and yellow shade? Or should I mix paint myself and try to match the colors? I only have access to Tamiya paint for plastic assembly kits.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:43 PM

Guards Red is a pretty good match for the red.I used Tamiya Yellow too!

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Posted by UnionPacific8444 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:46 PM

glad to hear tamiya yellow works. i have one in my cabinet.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:48 PM

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Posted by UnionPacific8444 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 7:56 PM

nice model! O scale?

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:32 PM

Yes Lionel;!

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Posted by UnionPacific8444 on Monday, August 1, 2022 4:29 AM

How should I remove the shell from the chassis? I want to sweep out the debris from the drilling and glue the bars in place.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, August 1, 2022 4:34 AM

UnionPacific8444
How should I remove the shell from the chassis?

The TCS site has a handy reference for how to get into the guts of many locomotives:

https://tcsdcc.com/installation/ho-scale/579

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by UnionPacific8444 on Monday, August 1, 2022 5:09 AM

Thanks! The TCS website is a very good place to take a look at the wiring and stuff.

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