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New Member
I want to detail a sd40-2 with all the details -- my problem is i would like to have a schematic of a conrail sd40 for io know where to put the details. So far i have a older bb athern repowered with a new arthern motor/board from a genisis a digitrack dh163 decoder. Also what could i use for the marker lights I would like to have every light that is on the actual locomotive on my model


Master Mechanic
Best way to deck that diesel out would be to find a prototype picture. There are several websites that cater to prototype pictures of specific locos. The trick is to find a balance with what is on the loco, and with what you want to spend. You could easily put more money into the details than the loco will be worth.

Here's a couple;

And remember, brass wire is your friend. Many details are formed out of different sizes.

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