GP38 Gallery

No layout depicting mainline trains on the Penn Central is complete without GP38s. Having rostered 280 of them, the GP38 had a substantial presence on PC. I purchased two undecorated Atlas models from Action Hobbies Kingsville back in February of this year, and it was all I could do to finish them this spring. Here’s a short gallery of the completed models.

For those of you interested in this sort thing, I used a cab signal box from Shapeways, Vallejo surface primer and paint, Testors Glosscoat and Dullcoat, Microscale and Penn Central Historical Society decals, and Pan Pastels. Otherwise, the model is a stock Atlas Gold GP38.

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Penn Central GP38 7732 is photographed on my layout set in North Tonawanda NY as it leads a caboose hop from Niagara Falls NY to Buffalo’s Frontier Yard in August 1974.

 

 

 

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Penn Central GP38 7726 is the trailing unit on a caboose hop between Niagara Falls NY and Buffalo’s Frontier Yard, seen here passing through North Tonawnda on my layout, August 1974.

 

 

 

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Penn Central 7732, on my layout depicting North Tonawanda NY.

 

 

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Penn Central 7726 on my layout depicting North Tonawanda NY.
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5 Comments

  1. Nicely done and well photographed. Keep it up and you might convince a couple more people to model Penn Central. (Disclaimer: I would be one of them.)

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    1. Thanks Trevor! Weathering and photographing Penn Central locomotives is an ongoing learning process for me. Prototype photos have proven to provide indispensable guidance. I’m still learning, but I like how things are shaping up.

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  2. HI Hunter,
    Got to hand it to you, the two brutes look great! You have a rather diverse roster now. What are your plans for the RSD5’s??

    Heav a great summer, Scott

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