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Lookin' at Airbrushes 13 Replies

Started by Chad Gustafson. Last reply by Chad Gustafson Feb 7.

NWP 1501 1 Reply

Started by Matthew Easton. Last reply by Matthew Easton Sep 25, 2016.

Coach 2316 5 Replies

Started by Cyrus Gillespie. Last reply by Richard Todd Aug 29, 2016.

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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
Comment by Chad Gustafson on December 10, 2009 at 7:28pm
Im finishing up a NWP "black Widow" GP9 in HO scale for my P&SR Grandview interchange, and writing an article for Model Railroader "Locomotive Kitbashing Contest" will upload pictures and article soon.
Comment by Mark Drury on November 8, 2009 at 6:22pm
Richard and Mitch, perhaps the best way to share the article would be to start a discussion in this Modelers group (use the "+ Start Discussion" link above), and either copy and paste the article into the discussion text area or attach a binary file (PDF, MS Word, or whatever) to the discussion -- whichever is easiest. Looking forward to reading the article, Richard! Regards,

Mark D.

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