An Update on the CP 8152 and CP 8159 Build
It’s been a while since my last update on this project. With the summer weather upon us, and summer officially arriving, I find I spend less time playing with my trains and more time in the backwoods.
I’ll make of habit using the identities of both units (CP 8152 and CP 8159) in this and future posts. Both were known to have operated from Sudbury during the ’70s. This is probably not an essential detail when modelling a rail system as vast as the CP, but historical accuracy, or at least credibility, is achieved by attending to one detail at a time.
Since my last update, the front number boards and rear headlight assemblies have been painted and prepped for decals. The locomotives now sport numbers in seven requisite locations. Pilots on both ends of the locomotives have warnings on both sides above the M.U. cables and below the walkways. Handrails at the rear wall of the cabs are in place; the frame lift pads and the boxy step in the middle of the rear walkways have been installed.
I grabbed two shots out on the back patio in the glorious sunshine. The cab roofs were set in place for the photo. They will be glued on permanently after the DCC decoders and lighting are installed.