Re: American Z Virus (UP F7 details)
- Hi Jens,
It's great to learn that the wiper and hose details are made with
readily available hobby materials. This is the kind of creativity
that really drives Z scale. Thanks for sharing your tips with us.
Here is a link to UP locomotive photos.
For others who are interested in other prototype railroads, try the
NMRA WWW Railroad directory at:
My F7 photo reference is from the book "Union Pacific - Salt Lake
Route" p155 (UP1431) written by Mark W. Hemphill.
Micro Scale Krystal Klear (with Ks not Cs) in case you go looking
for it on the web.
I found an exact paint match for the F7s I was working on. It is
Polly Scale #404049 MEC Harvest Gold. This is a little darker
yellow than UP Armor Yellow. I have noticed that MTL has
produced UP F7s is at least two variations of yellow so the Polly
Scale yellow might not be a match to your locos.
I used numbering sets from Microscale decals set 87-523
(Union Pacific High tech locomotives) and set 87-36 (Union
Pacific Freight Diesels with centennial curved wings).
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jens Wimmel"
> Hallo Jeffreyinteresting!
> Thank you for your very interesting answer!
> MicroCrystalClear is a product, that I don't know - very
> (You know, where I can get some?)finer ones.
> The horns, yes they doesn't look nice and I'm searching for
> Thanks for your position tip!really
> Two questions:
> Are the Floquil colours similar to the MTL painting?
> I want to change the number of one machine (both are 1467).
> Is there existing a transferlettering with different numbers?
> These are the first of many, many questions - you know, I'm a
> American Z newbie...
> When all questions are solved, I want to put a 'making off' to my
> of course in german AND english language.