Milwaukee Road Bicentennial unit 156 SD 40-2 from a Kato model


Perhaps one of the most unique paint schemes Milwaukee Road ever painted a locomotive in, 156 was painted in red white and blue to honor the country's 200th anniversary. I built this from a Kato SD 40-2 that I had the frame machined down, the fuel tank was shortened and all fittings rebuilt. Other detail specific parts were added, including the wierd electronic bell that only Overland makes currently. I spent hours on masking the red white and blue. The white is Scalecoad II, the red stripe is painted on with Modelflex Amtrak Red, the Blue is Modelflex Amtrak Blue. The decals were custom made by Martin at Switchyard Decals for me, since the old Walthers ones suck. The whole unit was semiglossed with testors glosscoat and dullcoat products.

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