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SP Steel Flangers

The photos show two HO scale Southern Pacific flangers scratchbuilt by my friend Clyde King. Once again, Clyde has done astounding work on these beauties! The flanger plows are made of brass, while most of the rest of the model is from Evergreen styrene material. The rooftop flanger indicators are made of brass stock, as are the frog-eye marker lights. The "dish" groundplane antenna mounted on the stand is a Detail Associates (DA) part, while the corner mounted spot light is also scratchbuilt. The side grab irons are BLMA Models .008 wire. Added next to them are bolts/rivets from DA, and some shaved off old Athearn 40' box cars. The weld lines along the sides of the flangers are from Archer Fine Transfers. The window "gaskets" are represented by 30 gauge copper magnet wire, the type commonly wound around motor armatures. Trucks are Athearn Genesis ASF Ride Control 70-ton roller bearing. End grabs, ladders, and steps are custom made from brass wire and flat stock and soldered as necessary. Yeah, I know, lots of people comment on Clyde's excellent soldering ability. ;~P

Eventually both flangers will be painted into SP's overall orange paint scheme.

By the way, I should mention the flangers are basically identical. You see both sides of the cars, which are in fact different and not mirror images.

Link to photos of prototype SP flangers:

UPDATE 9/24/13: Finally posted images of the painted model, see below.
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