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I got a few more details done with my engine. I used that matte finish for the front of engine to tone the shine down. Made a difference. I also painted the front # plate and bell. I also painted the window trim and I decided to paint the inside of the cab black. I also put a wooden bumper on the front and I made two grab rails in the back from some wire I had laying around. Still have weather to do and also need to get a new whistle for the top. The plastic one broke a while back.

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Hmmm, it still needs...something (besides an engineer, lol). Maybe a long bit of chain draped over the pilot? And/or some hose wrapped around a dome? GREAT start though! (I'm a firm believer in clutter, most places have it)

Don't be afraid to use "blacken-it" or even a thin coat of paint on the top side of the skate...
 
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