RP210 - current status of shell

CBQ's 'Silver Courier'

The first car in the original 'Denver Zephyr'  - following the 'Silver King' and 'Silver Queen' power untis - was 'Silver Courier', a aux. power/Baggage car. It has a fairing on the front to fit the raised roofline of the EA/EB-unit and housed four diesel-generators.
Based on the USA-Trains combine streamliner I added the fairing and changed windows and baggage doors. The roof was fitted with four exhaust stacks und several ventilation hoods (printed).
Progress so far:


Prospector's pilot

Baseline design of the rather complicated pilot is finished from brass sheets


RP-210 - update

After further study of the available pictures I remodeled the nose - the tilted sides were not straight but showed a compound curve towards the tip.
I used a splitted Aristo FA-pilot for the slightly inclined RP-pilot
The shell was shortened to the correct length.
Additionally I reworked the front truck - removing the center axle and fixed the former rotating front axle to the power block.
A quick set-up of the trucks and the shell


Baldwin RP-210 of NYC's 'Xplorer' - model in 1/29

Started with NYC's diesel power of the short-lived Xplorer
Baldwin RP-210 - a low-slung, diesel-hydraulic locomotive for the lightweight Talgo-train

NYC's RP-210

I use a USA-Trains PA as a starting point - lowering the shell, making a new nose & roof, re-arranging the trucks...fortunately I was able to buy a 'basket-case' for this with damages on shell and trucks - not really cheap but almost perfect for this project (not too much regrets when slaughtering the unit).

- Baseline for nose has been assembled
- The front truck will lose its center axle
- Shell still has to be shortened by 2"


And the news on CBQ EA/EB

I also achieved some progress on the CBQ-set

Additionally I have an appropiate aux.-power baggage under construction - the car has a fairing on its front end to match the higher roof height of the EA/EB-set

Further progress on the Prospector

Some new pictures of my Prospector-project


And the news on CBQ's EA/EB-set

DRGW M-1 'Prospector'

Some progress to show on the Prospector


New projects - basic bodies

CBQ's  'Silver King'

Cab-unit of DRGW's 'Prospector'


Upcoming new projects in 1/29

After finishing CBQ's 'General Pershing Zephyr' I'll go on transforming streamliner coaches into shovelnoses.

CBQ  #9906A 'Silver King' and 9906B 'Silver Queen'

#9906A & B

DRGW's short-lived early M-1 'Prospector' by Budd
Rio Grande 'Prospector'

Units will be powered using modified Aristo-Craft's AAR B-trucks.


General Pershing Zephyr - train set completed

Finally CBQ's 'General Pershing Zephyr' was completed. The power unit and coaches were assembled, modified, got interior, were painted & decaled:
- Silver Charger (power unit, 1000hp)
- Silver Leaf (88ft 8" coach, 72 seats)
- Silver Eagle (78ft 8" coach, 52 seats)
- Silver Star (88ft 7" observation, 22 seat parlor, dining car)

and a pictures' bigger version of the train


CBQ 'General Pershing Zephyr' - Silver Charger & Silver Star

Finally re-decaled GPZ's #9908 ('Silver Charger')

and finished the diner-lounge observation 'Silver Star'