REMINDS ME OF BULLWINKLE 😀 GREAT JOB INDEED!
I posted a story about an older Bull Moose done by Lee Turner on 9 January. Lee suggested that the UP U-50 is a modern day Bull Moose. I decided to run with it. The model is Overland brass import. It is huge. Lee finished the model and applied a moderate amount of weathering.
Jimmy Booth has written about the UP and SP U-50s in the respective historical society magazines. I do remember his comments on how the crews disliked the locomotive’s tendency to hunt from side to side at speed. Crews prefered to run the U-50 in the trailing position to avoid motion sickness.
The U-50 is the work of General Electric. The locomotive is essentally two U-25 four axle models on a single frame. Twenty-six were built in 1963.
Lee applied multiple washes to the trucks given them better definition of the detail and the look of road…
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