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Date: 05/20/13 10:48
Preserving the SP in HO scale - U-Boats!
Author: P5r24

Continuing to fill out my 1966 era Coastline motive power fleet,
Here is the first in a small series of some of my latest projects:

The S.P. 6744 - a Bowser U25B
The 6744 was the only U25B on the S.P. sporting an O/C Nathan P5r24 Fivechime horn –
based on a very reliable eye witness source.

Back in the day it was common to catch the GE U25Bs on the hot 373 & 374 trains Mued with GP35s, RS11s and many other 4 axle units..

Two more pics following of the finished model

Gary








Date: 05/20/13 10:50
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U-Boats!
Author: P5r24

Next up in this series:

The U33Cs






Date: 05/20/13 11:12
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U-Boats!
Author: WAF

Good olde U Boats on the SP



Date: 05/20/13 13:17
Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: P5r24

First up are a few views of the S.P. 8641 Mued to the S.P. 8634 - both U33Cs -(and a tired old Cotton Belt GP40) sitting on the engine ready tracks
These two units came painted in S.P. colors and just needed
the correct details & lettering added – or SPized

In the last two views in this series, we find the S.S.W. 8043 B-40-8 and the S.P. 7765 B-36-7
rolling by Mainline Tower preparing to power the mountain local up to Summit
for a day of switching & set-outs.
These two G.E.s are old Rail power products models that I detailed painted up years ago,
back when the S.P. went Hi horse power/4 Axle crazy.
I just had to have a few examples of these baby boats and techno-toasters and at the time these RPP Kits were the cutting edge available to model with,

Gary



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Date: 05/20/13 13:18
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: P5r24

Thanks for looking!

P.S.

Of interest to some may be the Nose Lights on these Units.

I ended up fabbing the black light brackets out of a few Kadee # 5 coupler pockets and then mounting a details west dual sealed beam
casting to them.

(i.e. Make-em if you can't find them to buy)

Houston shops at their best!

G.T.



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Date: 05/20/13 13:18
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: WAF

Love it



Date: 05/20/13 20:50
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: warrenpweiss

Love your layout, Gary, and the way you've arranged the tracks so realistically. Great work on the locomotives too!



Date: 05/21/13 01:45
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: Fizzboy7

7765's rear light package rocks! Was that what you used the Kadee box for? I've never seen one attempted in HO scale before.
I think those two modern GE's look spot on! Rail Power shells were a great source before the big RTR flood came around.
Nice work as usual Gary!



Date: 05/21/13 12:46
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: FiveChime

Gary:

6744 showed up on e-bay yesterday in a 1978 photo with a P3. It definitely had a P5 when I saw it in Burlingame as listed in my record book.

SD45 8942 wa also on a slide for sale. It had a P5 which showed up in the picture still on the locomotive in 1978.

SP GP35E 6322 has arrived. I plan on sending it down with a Athearn Genesis 6375 for you convert
to P5 equipt 6387. I'll send a photo of 6387 that you can model by.

Regards, Jim



Date: 05/21/13 13:38
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: WAF

Fizzboy7 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 7765's rear light package rocks! Was that what
> you used the Kadee box for? I've never seen one
> attempted in HO scale before.
> I think those two modern GE's look spot on! Rail
> Power shells were a great source before the big
> RTR flood came around.
> Nice work as usual Gary!

Glad you mentioned that. I forgot to put them on mine.. just did.



Date: 05/23/13 06:54
Re: Preserving the SP in HO scale - U Boats II
Author: P5r24

Jason,

I used the Kadee boxes for the front low nose lights on both units.

Those rear lights on the baby boat are Details West castings placed in the correct S.P. arrangement.

Gary



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