Given this week's Wordless Wednesday post, and the fact that I haven't posted about my DEY-5 build since March 22, I guess I'm not very good at build logs. As you saw on Wednesday, the 0604 is all done, except for some painting touchup and weathering (and some final dialing-in of the decoder programming). But rest assured 1) I will continue to document the build here, if for no other reason than 2) I'll be starting on DEY-3 #0967 next - and it'll be good to jot down what I did on this build so that I can remember it for the next build.
And I'm hoping the DEY-3 project will be documented much more contemporaneously with the actual build, and will include more detail.
At least that's the plan.
But for now, for my own reference, and for those of you that are interested in how the DEY-5 came together, read on and stay tuned...
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After adding the grabs to the hood (see the end of the last post for where I left off), I used the cast-on NBWs on the back of the resin cab as a guide for where to drill the holes for the little grab iron next to the rear headlight, as well as the long, vertical handrails on either side of the cab door.
With the "robust" details done (I decided for the moment to hold off on the special whistle assembly and cab signal box, both of which I learned later would be robust enough), I decided the next step would be to paint.
With the painting done, I set everything aside to dry thoroughly before continuing. Given my work schedule, I think this ended up being about a week. At least I knew the paint was adequately cured!
That's it for now - As always, please be sure to chime in with guidance, advice, and anything you'd have done differently.
Next time - Applying the new, custom-made (and now available to you) decals!