Friday, 30 December 2016

CN 44 Tonner - Bachmann Model

A CN 44 tonner heads past my section house on the WRD. The engine is from the first offering by Bachmann. This engine seems to have been offered many times but with little change other than DCC is now included. Might be time for someone to come up with a high end model including sound.
I built this engine for Peter Mumby at least 20 years ago...or when the Bachmann Model first came out. Think that was sometime in the 1990's. I used one of the photos from the last post for reference when I built the model. From that photo it appeared to have been painted a tone of green. All other views I have seen have these engines in black. I decided on a green to match the fleet of Geep's...George Dutka

I don't recall all I did to this little switcher. I did add a fuel filler near the cab as seen in the photo, Kadee's, numberboards (I believe they are Miniatures by Eric) awings and wind deflectors. Markers  are included on one end also. The decals are over Scalecoat CN olive green paint. This paint is now offered by Minuteman Scale Models. The handrails and grill are brush-painted Floquil DRGW gold.

A hose bag is added to both ends. This engine also got dual headlights and a MU connector next to the headlight. A Juneco re-railer is also included. The engine came with windshield wipers.

A couple of figures sure add a lot to this little model. I believe both WRD employee's are supplied by Woodland Scenics.

Peter's 44 tonner was over for a visit in December and a photo session erupted.


  1. Very nice work, George. I have always been fond of small power such as GE 44T and 70T locomotives. On my current S scale layout, I have a 44T that I've detailed as CNR #1 and painted in the earlier, all-black scheme:
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

    1. Thanks Trevor...noted your engine...nice...wish though that they re-power these HO engines...I had a Keystone model (B&M) years ago that ran like a top...wish I kept it...George

  2. rrpicturearchives has photos of CN 3 and 4 in the early 1960s, both green. Bachmann currently has the CN green scheme available on its present-version 44 tonner.

    1. Thanks John, was wondering about the green colour...will have to check out that archives...George