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Kevin Prohl: RS-11

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Kevin Prohl started with an undecorated Atlas RS-11 to create this model.

Kevin Prohl's RS-11

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The model was detailed with parts from the Atlas locomotive, including grab irons, lift bars, and MU connections. The horn was turned around because the GBW operated the locomotive long hood forward. Kevin also added Kadee #5 couplers to the model.

The model was painted primarily with Floquil paints: Caboose Red, SP Lettering Gray, Engine Black, and Crystal Cote. Fellow modeler Norb Novak helped with masking and painting the gray paint and applying the black pinstripe decals over the radiators.

The handrails were painted with Testors Pactra Daytona Yellow lacquer racing finish paint as described in the July 2002 Model Railroader (Workin´┐Ż on the Railroad: Chip-proof Handrails). This flat paint is designed not to chip on flexible surfaces. The paint sticks well but is a flat base. However when Crystal Cote was applied over this paint it began to chip.

Most of the decals for the model were from a  DM Custom Decals diesel hood unit set. The yellow numbers on the ends were from the Scale Rail Graphics diesel locomotive set. The small herald on the front of the engine is from an N scale caboose set from Scale Rail Graphics.

Kevin asks:
"Do you know if this engine had a beacon on the roof?"
If you have an answer, please contact him.

Kevin Prohl photos.
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