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    Default Pair of Frisco SD45s

    Since I'm in painting mode, I've started a pair of SD45s for Frisco as well. These are ex UP. I didn't know that Kato used yellow plastic as a base for the UP scheme. Pretty smart, but I need it orange and white, so I stripped them and gave it the Stylnylrez primer treatment.

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    Last edited by Mobile One; 30th Jun 2018 at 10:43 PM.
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    Looking good so far and it seems as though "stripping them down wasn't that hard.
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    I don’t see pics. I see three big minus signs.
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    Ditto. No pics.

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    Hmm - I am seeing them 3 of them showing each part of the engine. You guys might need to log out then back in again maybe? See if that works because they are definitely there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpwisc View Post
    I don’t see pics. I see three big minus signs.
    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Ditto. No pics.
    OK, I linked them externally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Hmm - I am seeing them 3 of them showing each part of the engine. You guys might need to log out then back in again maybe? See if that works because they are definitely there.
    No problem on our end. It looks like it is the hosting service. We saw this problem with photobucket.
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    Pictures are back up!

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    I finished the 2 SD45's this week.

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    Not pictured is number 911, an SD45 I painted a couple of years back. They will make a nice triple lash up.
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    Love your weathering you done on them! Jim in Minnesota

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    Nice, wow! I like me some SD45s, and those look great in Frisco colors. Good work.

    Anyone else think like me that the SD45 was the best lookin' unit EMD made besides the F unit? Certain paint schemes made 'em look even better.
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    I do. It's mostly the flared radiators. When the prototypes first appeared, it was like a revelation. Wow! The radiators are flared out instead of straight! But, it's the overall lines and proportion, too. It all just fits.

    I also like that Frisco scheme.

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    I would have to rate the GP-30 pretty high up, but I think I might like Hustle Muscle even more. Of course, I am speaking of the high-nose versions of each, which manage to look just that tiny bit more powerful and commanding compared to their low-nose siblings. Personally I think EMD's F-units are a bit bland, and much prefer ALCo's FA series.

    I model 1971 so that I can plausibly run a consist with an SD-45 in front (long hood forward) and a GP-30 and FA-1 behind.

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