Building the SL-SF GP7 593 (HO)

Discussion in 'Electo-Motive Division (EMD)' started by gjslsffan, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Tom: I recall the cab colors inside the Geeps were green.
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  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I remember seeing a photo of a GP-7 and it was a light green, like a school room green.

  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Andre and Joe that light EMD Green.
  4. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    I remember it a little darker than the foam green used in the GP38's. Then again, this has been, what, right at 40 years since I've been in a Frisco GP7??? I think I have an interior pic I shot of a Frisco GP7 "somewhere" as well as a Frisco GP38... I'll try to remember to dig them out this weekend. Unfortunately, my scanner has quit so I have no way to scan them and share them with you at this time.
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  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    That's the green I remember. Haven't turned up my interior shot of the GP7 as yet, but the above pretty much is the green that I recall. As for my photo I took that I'm remembering: I guess seeing as the interior shot included my wife's younger (very young at the time) brother, the picture must be in the "family" photos and not the "train" photos. Pointless to find it at this juncture, though, because my scanner has quit.
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Got a little done on the GP7 593 lately.
    I really enjoy all the stripes, there is a lot more Yellow on the front of these that one may think.

  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Looking good!
    I hand brushed painted the step upright and air brushed hand rails with UP Armour Yellow. I like your decal sheet application though! When the railings are installed and a little weathering it WILL NOT be noticeable.
    As they say "GOOD ENOUGH". A word of caution, acrylic paint does not stick very well on these Proto handrails. I found this out when handling the model, it chips off. When it does I just touch it up with a brush.
    Looking forward to the finished model!

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  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks John,

    I usually soda blast those handrails, and airbrush MM Insignia Yellow. I personally have had no luck using water based paints, I know it is me but it seems to gum up the tip and not cover very good, again me and not the paints fault. Yea I will be glad to get this done too. With just a touch of weathering.
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  10. Tom, I have enjoyed the semi tutorial with this. I have a couple to do and this sure helped. Looks great. I like your weathered jackstands too.
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  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Another few photo progress notes.
    You can see what I was referring to in another thread about the plastic handrails being too short, drives me nuts. and you don't have a clue till you install the things. The production of these things are at a rate that I believe they are still hot when released from the injection molds and when cooling they draw up a bit. But that is just my opinion. Now I am stuck till the handrails arrive. Might do some weathering tho.

  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Very nice work as usual, Tom!
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  13. geep07

    geep07 Member


    I am shocked that you can get replacement hand rails from Walthers. Don't hold your breath if you get the same results.
    This is a great looking model. A trio of these will make an impression to all of us Frisco-ites.

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  14. Nice job. Looks great and you are about wrapped up it looks like.
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  15. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Well, I got the replacement handrails today in the mail undamaged and actually nicely packed. And was really good service from Walthers if I were looking for GP9 handrails!!
    I swear, I give up, Looks like will have to live with messed up handrails
  16. Sounds like you just cant win with this one Tom.
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  17. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Tom -
    Just wondering. Do they not have GP7 rails, or was it an error - they sent you GP9's instead of GP7's by mistake?

  18. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hi Ken- It was labeled as GP7/9 so the guy doesn't know the difference. And I took the time to "splain to him".
  19. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Remember Tom, Model Railroading Is Fun!!
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  20. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Got'er done today.
    Took it outside to get some light on the subject. I adjusted the camera for daylight, but still a bit over exposed to me.
    Anyway here we go.

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