Walthers #811 pic

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Walthers #811 pic

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:45 pm

Thought you fellows would enjoy this:

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Just got it in today. Paid through the nose for it, but I got it nevertheless. Still has the stock (and incorrect) silver undercarraige and trucks - that will be attended to in good time, along with the plow.

Also thought I would post a photo of it with the IHP F40PHL-2, though the IHP model remains an example of my cheap modeling abilities of 5 years ago (and a disastrous set of decals which flaked off). I intend to re-do it properly in the upcoming future, but I am hesitant to do so until I can locate someone who can produce a quick run of the tri-stripe and squiggle logos. Might swap to an Atlas GP38-2 chassis as well - the Athearn drive always ran like crap.

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Re: Walthers #811 pic

Postby Penn Central » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:41 pm

Very nice, Kurt. Here's the real thing:
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Here are some more photos from my recent visit to Tri-Rail
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Re: Walthers #811 pic

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:28 pm

Nice picture.

It's a shame that Microscale does not offer the earlier decal scheme - I would love to stretch the back end of an undecorated Walthers F40 to match the new CAT generator carbody extension that 810 and 811 presently have.

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Re: Walthers #811 pic

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:20 pm

P.S.: I am gradually fixing up IHP-shell #802, once and for all - not done, of course. Excuse the center and front sections of the decal - they're still smoothing themselves with Micro Sol.

Sloppy job, but effective - and considering the state of the model, there is not sufficient reason to put significant effort into it.

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I'll kitbash my own F40PHL-2 shell next time around. The IHP shell - with all due respect to Mike - is on the short side in comparison to the prototype.

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Re: Walthers #811 pic

Postby JerseyShore16 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:51 pm

Know where any N scale stuff is? I purchased a set from Tri-Rail that came with 2 coaches and a cab car a bit ago but am really having trouble finding power for it
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Re: Walthers #811 pic/Tri-Rail scale modeling

Postby Kurt-Trirail » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:59 am

JerseyShore16 wrote:Know where any N scale stuff is? I purchased a set from Tri-Rail that came with 2 coaches and a cab car a bit ago but am really having trouble finding power for it


You'll have to paint an existing model - nothing out there at present.

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Re: Walthers #811 pic

Postby MN-P32AC-DM-201-227 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:39 pm

Here's a photo I took of 811 when I was in FL..

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=1735569
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