I have recently acquired via trade for a Power/Dummy set of GP-9s for a 3RS conversion.
Unfortunately I haven’t the financial resources at this time to procure a set of Geeps from Scott Man at 3 Rail. So I thought this would be the next best thing.
I will be modelling the locos to CPR specs circa 1955, as built.
The stock UP diesels have many features like flashing beacon and extra headlights, which will not be used.
Body work requires that
1) the top headlights casting be removed and replaced with the bottom set . This involves delicately removing with a razor saw the casting and relocated to the top location as per prototype.
2) Horn relocation to the top of short hood.
3) Filling holes from bottom headline locations
4) Fixed Pilots - I haven’t figured out exactly how I will install the fixed pilots as of yet, but will update as I go along for those interested.
Here are some pics thus far