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Was-a-Mogul 4-4-0 Gets A Face Lift

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Dave, Very nice, I think it improves the looks greatly. Did you use the "Blacken It" method on the boiler?

Beautiful job as always!

Best regards,

           It looks very good It sure changes the looks of the engine. Makes it look like it should be put up on the shelf and not runned so it dont get dirty
   Bob Unick
Nice job for a more ubiquitous 4-4-0
Regards,jim o
The cab was painted with Krylon #1818 International Harvester Red, stack was painted with Dupli-color DS100 Universal Black, Boiler shell was Dupli-color 88-00972 Signet Silver, and the smoke box was Dupli-color 88-01557 Gray Metalic. All paint was bake in a toaster oven for 1 hour at 250F. If I go any higher in my toaster oven, the soft solder starts to melt. I've had very good results with the Dupli-color paints, this is the first time I've used the Krylon IH red. The gold pin striping and "14" are 3M 1/16-1/8-1/8. 

Almost forgot to mention, I also changed the pilot. It's from the new Nevada County Mogul.
Can't go wrong with Krylon and Duplicolor.  The best rattle cans out there.  Looks like a nice clean paint job.

Hi Dave:  Beautiful  work.  But the real question is what's under the hood??  Did  you bore it out to 2.000"

take care, Bob
Looks really trerrific Dave. Nice colours and style.


This one has 3/4" cylinders under the paint, and it runs better than it looks. I might have to update the picture. With getting snowed in I'm finding more and more painted brass parts to strip and polish.
That's a really slick looking model with the new livery!

As usual .You alway show us a quite a piece of work.Beautiful.Hope to see you next year for Garden Railway Convention 2009 in Denver.
As you can see I've been busy polishing brass and stainless steel. I think it's time run it instead of fuss with it.
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