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CWRR 2-6-6-2 #46

Started by Charles White Dec 14, 2018.

Atlas NWP 40' DS Wood Boxcar in N Scale 3 Replies

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Started by Ian B.. Last reply by Bob Cleek Jan 31, 2018.

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Comment by Jerry J. Kitts on February 27, 2016 at 9:09am

Not to put too fine a point on the paint brand name, but its Tru-Color. I use it a lot and really like it. Its a solvent based paint and dries quickly. They say you can mask it in 15 minutes, but I always give it an hour or so or even over night if I am not in a big hurry.

Jerry Kitts

Comment by Nick Lorusso on February 27, 2016 at 8:44am
Try-Color paint SP Lark gray and Scarlet Red are good colors for the New NWP
Comment by Chad Gustafson on February 27, 2016 at 8:36am
I'm to be starting a HO scale NWP 1922-sister locomotive project here soon, and I was curious to know what color/make/type of paint I should use? Most websites point to Floquil SP scarlet gray but its getting harder and harder to find, and more expensive. Any good alternatives to get that light scarlet gray? Thank you! <3
Comment by John Peers on February 25, 2016 at 7:36pm

Hi Nick,

This kit is from American Model Builders.

Kit No134 Southern Pacific Type 22 Depot.

This project involves soom kit bashing.

Have a look at r elliott's photos of Longvale Station.

Comment by Nick Lorusso on February 25, 2016 at 6:59pm
John who makes this kit and what scale?
Comment by John Peers on February 25, 2016 at 6:51pm

Longvale Station under construction

Comment by Richard Todd on February 24, 2016 at 7:08pm

Many manufacturers do this to try to increase sales. Another thing that will help is if you change out the gas headlights for plain modern headlights. I have a beautiful 3 truck shay running on my TPL as #31 in 1953 that was long gone by then. I like the engine, so it works the big trees branch on my RR.

Where did you photograph the engine? that is some nice rock work!

Comment by Nick Lorusso on February 24, 2016 at 6:55pm
I have pictures of the engine on display. Just find it interesting that this I a fictional scheme for TPL
Comment by Richard Todd on February 24, 2016 at 6:50pm

The two truck Heisler that has been on display in Scotia, I don't believe, ever operated for TPL. It is smaller than the Rivarossi engine. That being said, there is one in my engine cabinet waiting to be modified. If you like the engine, run it! I would replace the balloon stack. If I can find it, I will post a photo of the Heisler on display

Comment by Kevin Bunker on February 24, 2016 at 2:11pm

Their largest 2-truck Heisler was the former, final Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods RR Heisler.  It's still on display at Scotia, I believe.  It was an oil-burner like all other TPLCo steam power of the 20th century, so that diamond stack on the Rivarossi lokey would have to go, at the very least.


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