Painting and finishing

Some of the steps for final assembly of 6417, 6429, 6442 and 6453:

6417 during painting.
6417 and 6453 after painting.
6429 after decalling .
6429 and 6453.
I mounted the stirrups onto styrene.
Cab and engine room stirrups on 6429.
Cab stirrup on 6442.
6429 and 6442 rear after completion.

6442

All that remains at this point is to install the cab and engine door hand railings and final paint touch ups and minor repairs.

All four units were finished in time for the arrival of Rapido's VIA Canadian!

 

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