So today I added some more details to the LVN SD40
The Right Front shows a new sunshade over the winterization hatch. This was made from styrene. The dimensions were 4 ft long, i ft wide and the outer dimension 2.5 feet.
I went retro with the ditch lights. These were from Miniatures by Eric. Brass fittings that were the in thing during the 1980 modelling period.
The air hoses and MU hoses are from Details West. Drilled out 1 1/75 hole and glued them in place. A little paint brought the connectors to life.l
At Hamer's curve the right side really looks at home on the LVN
here is the left front side taken near the grain terminal.
The left side sunshade really improves the realism of this era of locomotive.
Near the Port Coal Mine you can see the fire extinguisher decal on the trainman's door.
This addition to the fleet will be great for local way freight and switching service.