CNR 3640 in RMC


I’ve written a feature for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine about my model of CNR RS-18 3640 (shown above). This is an Overland brass import from many years ago, which I tuned so it would run better. I then made some basic cosmetic changes and added DCC, sound (with two speakers) and lights. I then painted the model – including creating my own masks for colour separation.

You can read about the model in the October, 2019 issue of RMC. Click on the cover to visit the RMC website:

RMC Oct 2019 cover

5 thoughts on “CNR 3640 in RMC

  1. Trevor
    I did enjoy your article. Just seeing the CNR colors is eye candy for me. Your paint and lettering work is quite good. Black lining had to the hardest part of the job.


    • Thanks Gene – and yes, the lining was a bit nerve-wracking. But I think masking the yellow was the hardest part, because I had to work the mask under handrails on the ends of the unit. I should’ve added a yellow stripe across the frame at each end too, but I decided to not do that as it would’ve required either brush-painting it or removing all the handrails, cut levers and so on to be able to mask it. There’s only so much pain I’m willing to inflict on myself…

  2. I am not an ALCO fan, but your model is stunning. I love the colouring and weathering; it’s so real! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I read your RMC article before this post arrived. Was sure I had read most of it before back when you were working on the model. It is magnificent.

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