Thursday, August 18, 2011

In relation to my new GP9 loco in CN green/gold/black livery I was recommended to check-out this oil-paint dry-brushing technique to sun-fade the paint:  at the site....sorry but you have to register for this site if you want to see it.

I decided to give it a try on some boxcars so I bought some brushes and a tube of paint and went at it.  The pics on the left of the page are before and the ones on the right are after.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bachmann DCC-onboard GP-9

Here are a few pics of my latest acquisition... the Bachmann USA EMD GP9 with DCC on board.
I model both UK GWR and Canadian 1950-60s so when I saw this on the shelf for $69.00 I couldn't resist.. The CN green/black/gold livery of this period is one of my favourites.  The loco runs very well, nice and slow, smooth and quite quiet for a I'll be doing a small blog-thing about the weathering. For a start here are some pics of it straight out of the box.