Andrew Castle's 6419 and 6436 leaders for his circa-1997 model of the 'Ocean'

Andrew Castle has recently completed his two Kato F40PH-2s and shared his photos with us. These were detailed and weathered to represent their 1997 appearance and the numbers were chosen based on the units typically operated on VIA's 'Ocean' that year. The models were extensively detailed following the instructions and parts and fret lists provided on this website. This includes the cab interiors, complete remake of the underframe and roof as well as new railings made from .010 wire. Andrew chose to install the cab sunshades and mirrors with the understanding that these models would spend their time on the layout or being stored in an upright position. I for one am super impressed by Andrew's work and hope this inspires more modellers to make their own models of these common units.


© updated 5-19-14

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