I mentioned my St J. 70 ton engines in a post back on July 15, 2012. I actually finished these two models back last fall, but for some reason it took me till now to take photos of the finished model running on the White River Division.
My two engines are modeled in the Salzburg orange and cream used in the 1960's. The St. J&LC repainted its engines in 1960 once Salzburg had full control of the Railroad. The Bachmann models best represent the St J&LC No.'s 51, 53 and 54 which have dual headlights as on the models.
My two Bachmann 70 tonners came painted in the Salzburg scheme but not lettered. They also have DCC on board. The roof is painted black to better follow the prototype. I used Floquil grimy black. I also painted the underframe at the same time. Kadee #58 true scale couplers are added, a three chime horn and Cal-Scale markers MA-375. The clear marker jewels are Juneco B-6. The engines had drop steps at each end which I fashioned out of styrene. and are painted black.
|The engine is apart and ready for details to be added such as the Kadee's, horn and drop steps.|
|Engine is seen ready for lettering.|