These aren't my locos, but I did have a hand in decorating them. My friend John Ewert wanted no less than four 'Baby Train Masters' painted in CP Rail Action Red, so I helped him out. The Bachmann Spectrum H-16s are nice locos, but the most obvious flaw is the double screen openings for the radiator fans. CP units had only one screen opening on either side. I could have filled the second openings in, but John wasn't too fussy about that. The only modifications I made were the stacks, which were cut from the inner tube of a BIC ball point pen. I had to ream the exhaust stack openings slightly to get the tubes to fit, then I Krazy glued them in place. I also added three chime horns to the cabs. Not much work involved in modeling these units, although I do hate installing the coupler lift bars on the pilots. The handrails aren't much fun either.
Miniatures by Eric H1 CPR Diesel Air Horn
C-D-S Lettering HO-259 CP Rail roadswitcher - early narrow stripe scheme, c.1968