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dti406
post Jul 18 2016, 09:56 AM
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I purchased a decal for a M&StL RS-1 a couple of years ago, and after finding an Undecorated Atlas RS-1 on Ebay, I ordered some extra parts
and have finally started work on it.



The above picture shows the first work done on the locomotive. I removed the walkway over the radiator louvers on the front top of the engine,
as it had to be moved to one side as it would interfere with the steam era bell the M&StL installed on the front of the locomotive.
On the model Atlas indented the louvers where the walkway was so you just can't move it, so I filed down the louvers to flat plastic.
I installed the walkway in the new location and am now in the process of scatchbuilding the new louvers to the right of the walkway
as shown in the photograph.

More progress pictures will follow!



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post Jul 21 2016, 09:32 AM
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More work done on my M&StL RS-1







I have completed building the new louvers over the radiator section on the roof and installed the steam era bell and marker lights

on the front of the unit. Also installed all the grabs (except two that will be painted and installed later over the white stripe on the

unit). In addition all the lift rings have been installed. The white thing on the engineer's side of the radiator shutters is an awning

for the canvas covering the M&StL used during the winter to keep the engine compartment warm.




Now on to the paint shop!




Thanks for looking!


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post Jul 21 2016, 09:38 PM
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Nice work the Rick. castings look good,
Was there much clean up on em?


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post Jul 22 2016, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE (WEUSANDCORR @ Jul 22 2016, 12:38 AM) *
Nice work the Rick. castings look good,
Was there much clean up on em?


None at all except for getting them off the sprues and shortening the parts that were glued in the holes in the body I made.
Cal-Scale castings are pretty clean, but with them now being done in China, don't know how they will turn out.


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post Jul 26 2016, 06:06 PM
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This is a dangerous path you've started down Rick, can you do only one of their gazillion paint schemes?


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post Jul 27 2016, 08:29 AM
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John, I will only be doing their last paint scheme that they repainted a lot of the original units into. Which was the bright red
with a white stripe. This is the only decal I have ever found for the RS-1's! The reason they had so many paint schemes
on the RS-1's is after emerging from bankruptcy in the late 40's they wanted to show the customers they could a afford a
lot of locomotives, so every order of RS-1's came in a different paint scheme.

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post Aug 12 2016, 12:43 PM
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Looking good Rick and lookin' forward to the finished product!! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 18 2016, 04:17 PM
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It's always good to see a nice Alco project.

I never was a fan of the RS-1 with the roof overhang but The last time I operated at Jack Ozanich's I was 'stuck' with a trio of newer, Atlas I think, RS-1s with Loksound in each....what sound. Love to show pics but he is obsessively opposed to his stuff showing up anywhere on the Internet.


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post Aug 30 2016, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE (k9wrangler @ Aug 19 2016, 12:17 AM) *
I never was a fan of the RS-1 with the roof overhang

That's exactly why I like them, so as they say in the auto biz 'there's a butt for every seat'. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 2 2016, 11:29 PM
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Here is a shot of my Atlas RS1 I painted many moons ago. I don't know why the green came out so lousy in the photo. She looks much better in person. One of our club members asked me to paint up his RS in GN soooo, I figured to do mine at the same time. Decals came from MS and paint is Floquil. The nice thing about those MS decals is being able to use them to cut out a proper mask once the orange was applied. The unit is a first run puppy by Atlas and I discovered the earlier units, like mine, have a bigger motor than the later version. cowboy.gif


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post Oct 11 2016, 05:29 AM
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Finally got around to painting the RS-1, used Floquil Signal Red and Scalecoat II Black for the body.



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post Oct 12 2016, 02:59 PM
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QUOTE (dti406 @ Oct 11 2016, 08:29 AM) *
Finally got around to painting the RS-1, used Floquil Signal Red and Scalecoat II Black for the body.


Nice


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post Jan 12 2017, 02:27 PM
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Any more updates on your Louie unit K9? huh.gif


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post Jan 13 2017, 11:08 AM
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Don, I did get the decals done, but have been procrastinating on painting the frame stripe and then masking and painting the frame black.
But here is the completed shell:



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post Jan 13 2017, 06:55 PM
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Looks good, Rick. Is that cab just sitting on there loose? It looks to be on an angle.

The T'toad turning to the dark side? cool.gif


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