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Check closely on the cab, they look similar..?? I am building the later versions using a bashed 70 cab, only slight detail changes really!! number boards move to nose/checks and filling old holes above front windows...cab roof details and such - small stuff'ens!!

Mostly it looks like details between the 2 cabs!!

A early Ace cab....

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=770077

and a 90 H-2 series cab, a regular H is still an older 70 series cab..

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1886962

OK - I hope the links work here!

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Discussion Starter · #42 ·
Yeap, that looks like a sd70 (Mac) cab. Maybe the Iso?
From the book Modern Diesel Power, "..... some of the locos (sd90macs) feature the newer cab, others featured the older style of the North Amer Safety cab introduced in the early 1990s......., Today the modern angular cab style is standard on both the SD70M-2 and SD70ACe."per Brian Solomon
 

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Yeap, I made some more with tougher screen. The first ones seemed flimsy. I was afraid they'd get bent when handled. I may have to experiment with materials to find the best strength, painted looks, vs realism.
 

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They may be all right as is...with the light material...

Aristo Craft also uses a light screen on their locos, like the SD45.

So light you can bend them with your thumb in the wrong place!!!! I am not too concerned with that as I tend to carry My locos under the fuel tank because of the weight. But the screens could get banged up while handling and reworking them!! I have found a light pressure with a #11 blade restores them again.

Support behind helps also!

Dirk - DMS Ry.

http://dmsry.blogspot.com/
 

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Your thread is encouraging me to get back on mine once I get time. Its been over a year for me.
 
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