Monday, March 20, 2017

Modeling Monday: DERS-2b (RS-2) #0510

When I posted about my completed DERS-1b last week, I realized that I had only provided finish photos (which are much larger) of the DERS-2b (RS-2) but no list of the details I added. I started with a factory painted Proto 1000 RS-2, which needed quite a bit of work to get it New Haven-ized (starting with installing grab irons which P1k didn't supply - sheesh!)

Click here for the complete build thread (posts are in reverse date order), and see below for the BOM. And, as always, if you have any tips/suggestions for how I could do things differently - or especially better - be sure to let me know in the comments!

List of Detail Parts Added

  • RS End Drop Grabs (Cal-Scale #190-533 - 2 pkgs)
  • Wabco Type "E" single chime air horns (Details West AH-174)
  • Steam Generator Stack (Custom Finishing #151)
  • Steam Generator Intake (Custom Finishing #346)
  • Marker Lights (Cal-Scale #190-280)
  • Lift Rings (Detail Associates #1107)
  • MU Stand/hoses/plugs (Custom Finishing #347)
  • Brake Equalization Valve (Custom Finishing #308)
  • Handbrake Chan Guides (Custom Finishing #147)
  • Handbrak Chain (A-Line 40 lpi)
  • Speed Recorder (Details West #SR-284)
  • BARCO Steam Heat Pipes (Custom Finishing #336)
  • Signal Line Hoses (Hi-Tech Details #6039)
  • Coupler Lift Bars and Pilot Hand Grabs (from Kato RS-2 railing set #952061)
  • Passenger Car Diaphragm Buffers (scratchbuilt from styrene)


  1. Only just started using blogger and its nice to find some decent modeling to subscribe to.

    Enjoyed your whole loco build. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Adrian! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great feedback. I hope you'll enjoy going around the site (be sure to check out the website too at for some info which is a bit more distilled than the "real time" stuff on this blog. And if you have a layout and/or blog, be sure to let me know! Thanks again - hope you'll visit again soon!

  2. Chris, Your RS-2 came out looking great!

    1. Thanks so much Jim! Really appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to leave such a nice compliment!