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)

2 comments:

  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.

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    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 http://www.thevalleylocal.net 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!

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