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Date: 04/11/21 16:30
Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: M-420

An Alco C-415 makes a rare appearance on BN's Woodinville (WA) Subdivision. Ex SP&S #4011 rests next to the former NP Section house in Woodinville.

This is an old Key Imports model that I remotored and heavily modified. This was a collaborative effort between Tom Poesche of Motown Models and myself at I handled the modeling and Tom painted the model. I've just finished installing the Loksound decoder and that 8-251 purrs like a slightly off center kitten.

Thanks for looking.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/11/21 16:35 by M-420.




Date: 04/11/21 16:50
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: inyosub

C415s are da' bomb!



Date: 04/11/21 17:17
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: icancmp193

Good looking unit. The 2 former SP&S BN C-415s hung out a lot on the Oregon Trunk.
Wasn't Bowser supposed to do one?

TJY



Date: 04/11/21 17:37
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: M-420

icancmp193 Wrote:
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> Good looking unit. The 2 former SP&S BN C-415s
> hung out a lot on the Oregon Trunk.
> Wasn't Bowser supposed to do one?
>
> TJY

They were and presumably still are. Thing is, a 415 would fall in behind the Bowser M-630 and RS-3 (Not nessarily in that order) projects. 

B



Date: 04/11/21 18:01
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: pacific_zip

Have a brass model still in the box awaiting the mods. I thought that the Bowser model would have been released by now, but i think it will out survive my lifetime.



Date: 04/11/21 20:29
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: ghemr

 That's a very nice scene---you did a great job!



Date: 04/11/21 20:54
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: tracktime

That's some outstanding modeling, M-420!  Your C415 looks terrific!
If I recall correctly, the Key C415 that I have seemed to ride very low above the rails, with the bottom of its pilots barely clearing.  What did you do to address the ride height so successfully?

Thanks for any help!

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 04/11/21 22:10
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: M-420

tracktime Wrote:
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> That's some outstanding modeling, M-420!  Your
> C415 looks terrific!
> If I recall correctly, the Key C415 that I have  seemed to ride very low above the rails, with the
> bottom of its pilots barely clearing.  What did you do to address the ride height so
> successfully?
>
> Thanks for any help!
>
> Cheers,
> Harry

Hi Harry

The 3 big things I did to the Key were to remove and replace the way oversized and goofy looking stack.
I also enlarged the way underszized cab windows. Also, I worked on the drive and body height.  The way I did it was to replace the Key trucks with a set of Bowser hi-ads. Those brought the body up to where it needed to be after some bolster and frame modifications. It wasn't easy, but with a little work and trial fitting, it all came out.

Drop me a line if you like

Brian E



Date: 04/12/21 20:43
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: CM1

Could you describe the bolster/frame modifcation?



Date: 04/13/21 19:32
Re: Switcher Sunday - C-415 Style
Author: atsf121

Wow!

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