I had been looking on eBay for sometime for someone selling the old N Scale of Nevada replacement panels for the Con Cor Auto Racks. But then I discovered that Plano models had manufactured the same type of panels in N Scale. With that, I converted my last five Con Cor cars. I was able to put together a 31 car Auto Rack special, which you can now view on YouTube. In a previous blog, I put together an Auto Rack train with my Micro Trains and Red Caboose auto racks. In this blog, I've pictured just the Con Cor Auto Racks. Please also note that I modified the MT trucks for close coupling, to better represent the prototype.
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Atlas GP38 3532, custom painted and heavily weathered. This unit had a 16 cylinder normally aspirated diesel engine generating 2000 h.p. These locomotives were designed for local and secondary service where hi horsepower and turbocharging would be wasted. However, that never stopped using many of their 61 units in mainline service.
Atlas B23-7 6365 heavily weathered. The B23-7 was an upgrade by General Electric of the U23B model. It retained 2300 h.p. from its 12 cylinder diesel engine, but got upgrades in the electrical modules and improved floating bolster "B" trucks.
|Conrail with Plano panel conversion|
|Santa Fe in Mineral Brown with Plano panel conversion|
|Soo Line with Plano panel conversion|
|Santa Fe with Plano panel conversion|
|Burlington Northern with Plano panel conversion.|
Soo Line with N Scale of Nevada panel conversions. All the following Auto Racks have the NSN panel conversions.
|Chicago and North Western|
|Baltimore and Ohio|
|Santa Fe in Indian Red, with the "t" on a separate metal placard.|
|Santa Fe in Mineral Brown|
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