Sunday, December 27, 2015

BNSF 749

Just before the dawn sets on another year, I have finished one last engine. BNSF C44-9W #749. The prototype had some front end damage along the way and BNSF took a few years to get it into the paint shop. I modeled it as it looked in 2008, with the patched nose, the orange A/C unit and a nice coat of road grime.
I hope to get it out for a natural light photoshoot tomorrow, but the Vegas weather is cold and windy, so we will see.
I installed an MRC sound decoder in it, it runs and sounds great! This was an interesting build, it was challenging, but it got me fired up to finish my own -9s. 


  1. WOW that looks way cool. Luv it Karl. Not saying that you should do it to this model however have you heard about Tamiya Panel line paint. I have been using it for about a year and if used sparingly it makes the door seams and handles really pop. Might be worth a try one day.
    Good stuff on the weathering job.

    1. Rod,
      I'll grab some the next time am at the LHS, thanks for the tip!