American Models GPR9005

Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GPR9005
Road Name:Norfolk & Western
Road Number:500
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Red body color. Their GP9 locomotives are sold with detailing parts to make phase II, phase III, or GP18 units. Photo #2 shows the model converted to a Lehigh Valley one as done by Holt. Holt used S-scale black "piping" stripe decals which he bought from Des Plaines Hobbies 30 years before applying to this model. The perforated side screens are also from Des Plaines Hobbies. Testors flat red enamel was darkened slightly to patch AM's red on this model. Holt installed the window glazing to the front and rear cab windows, and the front and rear headlights. A light weathering was done with thinned flat black enamel, as well as flat clear lacquer, which also sealed the decals. Yellow flat enamel was brushed on the handrails by the steps, as per the LV prototype photos.
Photo #2
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