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¼” scale model built from a Chooch Ultra Scale kit produced in the late 1990’s.   The basic body is composed of urethane castings from patterns done by Rick Leach.   The kit came with injection molded styrene detail parts, white metal and brass castings along with the usual assortment of wire and strip styrene.    I altered the kit due to some assembly errors on the underframe.   I decided to scratchbuild a new underframe, end ladders and doors rather than sanding a ton of very small urethane castings.   The model was finished with Accupaint Rich Oxide Brown with a touch of Oxide Brown.   Decals are a special set done by Rick Leach.   The trucks are San Juan Car Company Bettendorf U-Section trucks with Grandt Line Proto48 bracketed wheels.  The working AAR Type-E couplers are from San Juan as well.   By Gene Deimling, Los Gatos, CA.

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