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NS 7000 class


May 17 and 19, 2006

I had painted the model before but I didn't like it. I made novice errors and had learned from them. Though it had cost me quite some to get where I was I decided to start all over again. I have learned that starting over again is better than continuing and not being completely satisfied.

I used the opportunity to swap the white metal head lights and safety valve for the same in cast brass. The difference in detail is staggering.

Left the safety valve as supplied, right the Philotrain replacement

A beautiful, smooth finish if I may proudly say so myself.

The inside of the drivers cab has been painted black already

Next a layer of green will be applied to the water tanks and drivers cab