RS-1 104

Discussion in 'American Locomotive Company (ALCo)' started by modeltruckshop, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. I have not posted anything lately because I have been working on a large scale project and it is the time consumer. But while digging around my dad's basement a few nights ago I stumbled on to this Atlas yellow box. I had painted and decaled it almost 20 years ago. I had never put the couplers back on it and it got stuck in a box and forgotten. Like coming out of King Tuts tomb here is 104. I don't really like the airbrushed dust and too much chalk but since it is a time capsule I am not doing any corrections. Everyone go check your basement shelves for forgotten boxes! Enjoy, Steve
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Steve, once again, phenomenal modeling and weathering. Wish you lived here in the KC metro...
  3. geep07

    geep07 Member

    104 looks great, but I am drooling for 808 U 25 B.
    What can you tell us about it!

  4. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    Ditto the 808! My fave 2nd generation diesel. Actually the hi-noses are my favorites, but as long as they're black and yellow I'm happy.

    Tom G.
  5. Thanks guys.
    I appreciate it Keith. Heck of a compliment. I wish I did too so you could do my electronic work!!!
    Thanks John. I will add some pics of 808 soon. It needs a little touch up. I broke the ladder off. It was an Undecorated unit I got from Ken. The U25b s are by far my favorite Diesel ever. Even if engineers hated them. Ha.
    Thanks Tom. The hi hoods are my face as well. I will take some pics off all my U25s sometime. I want to have one if every road number someday.
    Thanks for checking this one out. My grandpa was assigned to it a while when it was in Newburg when he was in the yard not on the road (rails).
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I'm a U-boat fan as well - that's why I had a bunch of them. I have one left - Atlas SLSF 853, U30b. (Plus son Kurt has my old Athearn SLSF 835, U30b, over in Olathe. He has a collection of Frisco and Santa Fe power but no layout).
    Sirfoldalot and modeltruckshop like this.
  7. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    I wish that I could find boxes with things like 104 in them - Heck .. I cannot even find boxes!
    Just simply outstanding work, Steve!
  8. Thanks Sherrel! I appreciate it. Trust me most boxes at our houses don't get opened simply because I know its all junk. HA

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