N Scale K1
Credit Phil Kuczewski with this beautiful rendition of an N scale model of Rutland
Pacific No. 80
Phil began by purchasing an Atlas AT&F stock Pacific in nice
condition on ebay. He removed the original lettering and repainted those surfaces black.
Next he ground off the bell which was molded into the front of the smoke box and
resurfaced that area. He detailed the headlight, added number boards, pilot handrails, and
a Detail Associates bell in the correct position. He painted the smoke
box and firebox medium light gray.
As for the tender, Phil removed the tool boxes underneath the tender and the original
tender trucks, which were replaced with Micro-Trains Commonwealth trucks
and coupler. He made his own decals using laser decal paper.
Phil sent images and text for a number of his excellent N scale models and we will
feature them soon in the Modeling the Rutland
section. If you would like to exchange ideas on modeling the Rutland in N scale Phil would
like to hear from you via his email address, email@example.com