I have been building a Rutland RS-3 model using an Atlas engine as the base. This unit is factory painted as #205 and has the separately applied Grabs.
For reference I have been using Don Janes’ excellent Web Article on how to do so. I am also using slides I have purchased off of the Internet, Robert Nimke’s “Rutland – Motive Power & Equipment, Volume 1” and Philip Jordan’s “Rutland in Color” book for further reference.
|This unit has a QSI Revolution A decoder installed, programmed for an Alco 244 Prime Mover and an S3 Leslie Horn.|
|I used a 16mm by 35mm mini-oval speaker mounted over the truck in the long hood.|
|Then I removed the cast on exhaust stack. Atlas has a stack that is tapered and is not accurate at all. A Custom Finishing Alco Stack is going here. Stack Begone!|
|After referencing some photos thanks to the Atlas Forum, Don Janes and the Rutland in Color book, the stack was placed where the old one was. The Miniatures By Eric H-2 Horn and Bracket went in as well. I think I might have placed this a scale inch or two lower than it should be.|
That’s as far as I am right now. More to come.