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    Default Quick loco paint project

    My KEY Challenger #3985 is becoming UP #3982 dressed to the hilt in TTG paint scheme. These are old images. I have now panted the dark grey stripe and am ready to add yellow trim on boiler, add smoke lifters, and finally add decals. I have painted the cylinder steam chests with the light grey and added shiny covers on front of chest. Lots of fun but I need , and should, finish this week so I can start on my GS-1.



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    Looking good Carl ! You could have saved some work if you would have got my factory painted Challenger.
    but look,at all the fun you are having. LOL
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    Quick update. She is finished just needs dullcote and some well placed weathering. I will reassemble the loco and tender within the next week.

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    That came out really nice. Well done on the yellow stripes. My own experience tells my they are quite a fiddle !!
    Thanks, Tom

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    Thanks Tom,

    Yes those yellow, very narrow, were the toughest decals that I have ever applied and I have done many in my 80 years. The other toughy was painting the yellow stripes along the edges of the boiler walkways.

    This loco is a conglomeration of parts as the loco boiler/mechanism was made by Nakamura for Key Importers, the tender is from Athearn, and the detail parts on tender are from KATO. The tender has an ESU Loksound micro decoder with a 9x16 speaker in a DIY enclosure.

    Thanks again,
    Carl
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    Gorgeous paint job very very clean

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