With all the local train shows cancelled and no garden railway display to run at the mini rail I am getting some time to complete several projects. I have been painting up engines and freight cars.
Here are some shots of a MTH GP38 I repainted to Canadian Pacific Script paint scheme like the full size version with excellent Black Cat decals and Tamiya for plastics spray paint. Pulling a string of Weaver Script Canadian Pacific hoppers. Also in the link have many more photos of the other Canadian Pacific engines I have painted for my 2 rail scale section of the layout.
I also had a Lionel Rio Grande FT B engine that I used for pushing dummy Thomas engines at train shows. I liked the paint scheme so put together a fleet of Rio Grande freight cars to go with it painting up a few freight cars to go with those that I had in RG. I used an old from the 1970's Atlas F9 A engine took out the motor and gears so it just rolls and repainted it using Tamiya for Plastics spray cans misting on yellow and orange colors till I got it match the B unit pretty close. Could not find decals so made the names on water slide decal material on my laser printer then used pin striping tape to get the 5 side lines a real chore to keep it all straight, then used lots of Micro Sol and some water slide black straight decals mounting them in bits I managed to get the top curved black stripe over the cab. I added LED headlights and a speaker to A unit wired through to the B unit. I now have a great looking Rio Grande freight set for little $ outlay a paint scheme I have always liked.
I had a SP E8 A and and a Amtrak E8 B and repainted the Amtrak with Tamiya paints misting on various coats of red, orange and yellow till I got the paint color to match fairly well to the SP E8A and SP baggage car. I used a Silver paint pen to do the silver stripes between colors on the SP B unit and highlights on the various models. I had acquired a set of 2 rail Southern Pacific 10 car passenger set; I think custom built and painted scale length Walthers wooden kits. So now looking forward to working to get the 2 rail passenger set to run together with 3 Rail engine set. I also have a 4449 SP steam engine in 2 rail but not sure it can pull a full length passenger train? will have to see, but looking forward to having this brightly colored set complete now.
Also some photos from a few years back of the Canadian Pacific #2816 Empress (and Weaver model of it with the train) and some of the Canadian Pacific heritage Royal Canadian Pacific Diesel engines from past trips some riding on the train some chasing. On some trips vintage Milwaukee Road passenger cars made up part of the consist. I posted a lot more photos from these trips if you want to see them links below;
I also had posted a few more photos of all of the above to the OGR forum if you are interested;