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SBB Ae 3/6
After two months the loco is back together again. All in all I am content with the result.
- A lost loco was salvaged from a scrap box
- It turned into a nice and valuable present
- At the price of just €40
- It gave me another invaluable lesson in painting and masking
There's no such thing as perfection, so there are some points of criticism
- the loco colour is despite my efforts not spot on. Had I known in advance that this small repair job would turn into a full blown repaint I might invested more time to get the colour right.
- the semi-gloss clear coating is to glossy to my taste. I'll go looking for another brand of clear coating.
- decals are absent. I mailed Märklin if there was anything like decals for the Ae3/6, either from their own or from third parties. I never received so much as an answer. So far for the renowned Märklin service. In hindsight I should not have relied in Märklin. I should have made detailed macro photographs of the signs on the loco before dunking it into thinner. At least I would have had a chance to reproduce them.
The loco in its new habitat
The Ae3/6 II ready for duty on the new owner's table top layout that was so coincidentally set up by his parents. On the right hand side two cars that I gave Geert on two earlier birthdays. The left car is described in a birthday present project.