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Date: 05/22/23 14:28
More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

I recently finished up yet another pair of Kato sd80macs for conrail getting me closer to my goal of have the entire roster of the 30 numbers they had. I do a bunch off add on parts from details west and details associates and the like. These also received my new method of nose work on the front, instead of using the decals that aren't the greatest from microscale I cut a temple out of .60 styrene for my masking process and to me the results were definitely worth the effort, these also received working marker lights on all 4 corners and lok v5. Decoders. I also cut one of the windows on the engineer side of the 4109, as I plan to
model late September so the hogger will be enjoying the last of the warm days of 1996. Thanks for looking and happy modeling group. 








Date: 05/22/23 14:29
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

And 4109 with the half open window 




Date: 05/22/23 17:05
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: NiagaraMike

Wow nice work !



Date: 05/22/23 17:22
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: ghemr

Absolutely perfect!



Date: 05/22/23 17:41
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: SALGUY

csx4793 Wrote:
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> I recently finished up yet another pair of Kato
> sd80macs for conrail getting me closer to my goal
> of have the entire roster of the 30 numbers they
> had. I do a bunch off add on parts from details
> west and details associates and the like. These
> also received my new method of nose work on the
> front, instead of using the decals that aren't the
> greatest from microscale I cut a temple out of .60
> styrene for my masking process and to me the
> results were definitely worth the effort, these
> also received working marker lights on all 4
> corners and lok v5. Decoders. I also cut one of
> the windows on the engineer side of the 4109, as I
> plan to
> model late September so the hogger will be
> enjoying the last of the warm days of 1996. Thanks
> for looking and happy modeling group. 

Nicely done.  When I was an engineer for NS, i only got run a SD80MAC one time.  Not a fan of desktops.  With that being said, it was a beast.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/23 17:42 by SALGUY.



Date: 05/22/23 19:36
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

Couldn't agree with you more about the desk tops I personally hate them myself. 



Date: 05/23/23 06:34
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: dougc383

Very nice, I have 2 of them 811 805



Date: 05/23/23 07:00
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: NYSWSD70M

csx4793 Wrote:
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> I recently finished up yet another pair of Kato
> sd80macs for conrail getting me closer to my goal
> of have the entire roster of the 30 numbers they
> had. I do a bunch off add on parts from details
> west and details associates and the like. These
> also received my new method of nose work on the
> front, instead of using the decals that aren't the
> greatest from microscale I cut a temple out of .60
> styrene for my masking process and to me the
> results were definitely worth the effort, these
> also received working marker lights on all 4
> corners and lok v5. Decoders. I also cut one of
> the windows on the engineer side of the 4109, as I
> plan to
> model late September so the hogger will be
> enjoying the last of the warm days of 1996. Thanks
> for looking and happy modeling group. 

Very nice work!  Did you use the "stock handrails" or something else?



Date: 05/23/23 07:24
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

I used the sock handrails, the next five I have started on the bench now will be getting all wire grabs abd I keep going back and forth on wether or not I want to cut the stantchions out and bend wire handrails as well. 



Date: 05/23/23 11:14
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: NYSWSD70M

csx4793 Wrote:
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> I used the sock handrails, the next five I have
> started on the bench now will be getting all wire
> grabs abd I keep going back and forth on wether or
> not I want to cut the stantchions out and bend
> wire handrails as well. 

Thanks.  I have two to complete and debate the handrail issue every time I work on them.



Date: 05/23/23 12:37
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

NYSWSD70M Wrote:
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> csx4793 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I used the sock handrails, the next five I have
> > started on the bench now will be getting all
> wire
> > grabs abd I keep going back and forth on wether
> or
> > not I want to cut the stantchions out and bend
> > wire handrails as well. 
> Thanks.  I have two to complete and debate the
> handrail issue every time I work on them.

I don't think they are the worse looking things I've seen, imo they hold up a bit better too over other manufacturers and that's important to me as I don't have a home layout quite yet and I bring them back and forth to my local club. 



Date: 05/23/23 14:02
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: NYSWSD70M

csx4793 Wrote:
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> NYSWSD70M Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > csx4793 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I used the sock handrails, the next five I
> have
> > > started on the bench now will be getting all
> > wire
> > > grabs abd I keep going back and forth on
> wether
> > or
> > > not I want to cut the stantchions out and
> bend
> > > wire handrails as well. 
> > Thanks.  I have two to complete and debate the
> > handrail issue every time I work on them.
>
> I don't think they are the worse looking things
> I've seen, imo they hold up a bit better too over
> other manufacturers and that's important to me as
> I don't have a home layout quite yet and I bring
> them back and forth to my local club. 

They look good.  One of my biggest issue with Kato are their handrails but these look nice.



Date: 05/23/23 14:31
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: JUTower

Great work! I hope you'll share a photo of all 30 once complete.



Date: 05/23/23 15:22
Re: More Kato sd80macs completed.
Author: csx4793

NYSWSD70M Wrote:
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> csx4793 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > NYSWSD70M Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > csx4793 Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > I used the sock handrails, the next five I
> > have
> > > > started on the bench now will be getting
> all
> > > wire
> > > > grabs abd I keep going back and forth on
> > wether
> > > or
> > > > not I want to cut the stantchions out and
> > bend
> > > > wire handrails as well. 
> > > Thanks.  I have two to complete and debate
> the
> > > handrail issue every time I work on them.
> >
> > I don't think they are the worse looking things
> > I've seen, imo they hold up a bit better too
> over
> > other manufacturers and that's important to me
> as
> > I don't have a home layout quite yet and I
> bring
> > them back and forth to my local club. 
>
> They look good.  One of my biggest issue with
> Kato are their handrails but these look nice.

agreed! And thank you! Give yours a go and post them up! 



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