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Comment by Cory W Swank on February 13, 2010 at 4:29pm
Richard, your modeling makes me have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Excellent model. Very nice job.
Comment by Richard Todd on February 13, 2010 at 3:37pm
Hi! I just added photos of the latest addition to the motive power on our NWP! Leased SP 2-8-0 is just 2 months out of a major overhaul at the Sacramento shops. The year is 1953 and time is running out for steam on the NWP.

The model is from Sunset models and I believe it was produced in the early 90's.The headlight was drilled out to receive a 1.3 volt bulb. It is equiped with a Train Control Systems decoder. There will be an article on the installation coming soon on the TCS web site. The model is weathered to represent an engine fresh from the shops but on the road a few months.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on January 20, 2010 at 9:58pm
will do
Comment by Mark Drury on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm
Chad, upload a couple images of your model when you have a chance. Thanks,

Mark D.
Comment by Chad Gustafson on January 20, 2010 at 7:01pm
I finaly finished a NWP/P&SR GE 44 tonner for my HO scale layout. Its a former B&M locomotive with red stripes across the nose(s). I painted the B&M logo over with flat black and placed a white NWP herald over it on both sides of the cab. It runs well, and is lots of fun to have on the layout so far. Its not historicly correct, but is lots of fun to model. Sence I operate as if the line was not a bike path and is still in operation today, i kind of get to build my own fleet of locomotives, MOW, and rolling stock, following NWP standards of coarse.
Comment by Mitch Valder on December 21, 2009 at 9:37am
Would you mind contacting me offline? I need to complicate things some more. I am:


Comment by Richard Todd on December 21, 2009 at 8:11am
By the way, the engine is not complete. I have several details to add but I was just happy to get it on the rails.

Comment by Richard Todd on December 21, 2009 at 8:09am
Mitch, I talked with a guy in michigan that does custom decals. It would be about $125 for the art work and set up, and then $25 per sheet. I could call him to see if the artwork could be used for both HO and N. Shall I do that?

Comment by Mitch Valder on December 20, 2009 at 9:54am
Well done, Richard. Adding DCC to a brass engine can be long and tedious.

I agree with your assessment of TCS decoders. Excellent quality and a great warranty. BTW, the website is

Don't know of anybody with TPL decals. I'd be willing to jump in with you if you want to contract some out.

Comment by Richard Todd on December 19, 2009 at 7:01pm
#37 of TPL is now on line on our NWP! An article describing the installation of the Decoder in the locomotive is posted at in the HO installation section. Train Control Systems make great products. Let me know what you all think!

Does anyone know of a source for decals for TPL?

Richard Todd

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