Six Units To Sycamore. CGW Project

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adsbnsf

Member
After months of on and off work, I finally finished my custom painted and detailed Six Chicago Great Western F-Units for my 192 train. This 192 consists of CGW 113-C F5A, 114-D F7B, 105-B F3B, 110-B F3B, 116-B F7B, and 107-C F3A. Paint schemes include the red and black and maroon dip and model for the mid 1960's. I don't model much transition era, but always wanted to make the CGW 192 train.

Detailing

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Final With Weathering

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CGW_Fan

New Member
Hey, I know this is an old thread but.... WOW!
I am in LOVE with your 6 unit lashup!
I'm impressed with the ability many of you guys display and more than a little envious... ;)
With no experience and no real artistic ability, I have to pay someone to do work like this. In fact, I've been looking for someone to do some custom CGW work a while but, unfortunately, haven't had a lot of luck. :(

Again - absolutely beautiful work!
 

adsbnsf

Member
Hey, I know this is an old thread but.... WOW!
I am in LOVE with your 6 unit lashup!
I'm impressed with the ability many of you guys display and more than a little envious... ;)
With no experience and no real artistic ability, I have to pay someone to do work like this. In fact, I've been looking for someone to do some custom CGW work a while but, unfortunately, haven't had a lot of luck. :(

Again - absolutely beautiful work!
Thanks for the kind words. The next step for these units is sound, but as we all know that is pricey for all 6. I am by no means a professional at this, just a great way to spend free time. CGW has always been a favorite RR for me since I grew up along the old mainline as a kid.What kind of CGW stuff you looking for?

Thanks,

ADSBNSF
 

Cjcrescent

Master Mechanic
Hey, I know this is an old thread but.... WOW!
...
I'm impressed with the ability many of you guys display and more than a little envious... ;)
With no experience and no real artistic ability, I have to pay someone to do work like this. In fact, I've been looking for someone to do some custom CGW work a while but, unfortunately, haven't had a lot of luck. :(

Again - absolutely beautiful work!
CGW_Fan

Skills like this are easily acquired! Its not that hard. It's like the old comment, "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" The answer is, of course, "Practice, Practice, Practice!!"

Gets some older scrap rolling stock, from a train show. These would be old, incomplete cars and locos called junkers, that would sell for a $1 or two at the most, (if priced higher, don't buy). Practice on these by removing things like cast on details, and adding things like real wire grabs etc. Re paint etc. Use spray cans if you don't have an airbrush. Get some scrap decals from your MR friends, or buy some cheap sets and practice, practice, practice. These junkers can be stripped and repainted as many times as you like. The secret is to keep doing it. We'll be here to help with the many questions you will have.

No one, except for a very few, is born with these skills. Anyone who is "good" has had to practice. Don't be envious, just go and start developing your own set of skills. Again, all it takes is PRACTICE!!!
 
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6t6vette

New Member
Alex, What size and type material and how tall is your antenna? Also what thickness and diameter is your cab vent...Thanks...Don
 

DakotaLove39

Always Improvising
As a proud Minnesotan I'm glad to see some CGW modeling, no matter how old it is. Just too bad the CGW was gone before my era (The 1970's) although I'm sure some locos were still in red paint then.

There was a guy in my club who used to have a lashup of 10 CGW F's, as they were famous for
 

twforeman

Well-Known Member
Alex, What size and type material and how tall is your antenna? Also what thickness and diameter is your cab vent...Thanks...Don
The OP hasn't been on the forum since Dec 9, 2019, so you probably aren't going to get an answer.
 




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