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2019-06-29

2019-03-20

2019-01-31

  • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
    • EMD GP38AC drawings (GTW version)
      • Added missing snow shields

    2019-01-28

    • Added revision history for GMD SD40-2(W) drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All GMD SD40-2(W) drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Revised hood section under inertial air intake
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised radiator intake grills and roof fan hatch
        • Revised exhaust stack
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on cab sub-base door and first engine room door
      • All EMD SD45 and SDP45 drawings
        • Shifted rear 4 engine compartment doors, rear hood doors, radiators and dynamic brakes 0.5" forward

    2019-01-25

    • Added revision history for GMD GP38-2(W), GP40-2(W) and GP40-2L(W) drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All GMD GP38-2(W), GP40-2(W) and GP40-2L(W) drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised roof fan hatch
        • Front left traction motor cables moved 2.25" rearward
        • Front right traction motor cables and air piping moved 0.75" to 1" rearward
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on cab sub-base door and first engine room door
        • Revised paper air filter housing (GP38-2(W) only)
        • Revised radiator intake grills (except GP38-2(W))
        • Revised exhaust stack (except GP38-2(W))

    2019-01-24

    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD GP38-2 and GP40-2 drawings
        • Fuel tank moved 2.5" rearward (3,600 gallon tank only)
        • Front left traction motor cables moved 2.25" rearward
        • Front right traction motor cables and air piping moved 0.75" to 1" rearward
        • Revised exhaust stack (GP40-2, except Phase 2c1 and later)

    2019-01-23

    • Added revision history for EMD SD38-2 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD SD38-2 drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised roof fan hatch
        • Revised paper air filter housing and dynamic brake taper
      • All EMD/GMD GP38, GP38AC and GP40 drawings
        • Revised handrail stanchion spacing (except Phase 2c units)
        • Fuel tank and air reservoirs moved 1" to 1.5" rearward
        • Revised exhaust stack (GP40 only)
        • Corrected pipe overlapping bell (versions with underframe bell only)
      • All EMD/GMD SD40 drawings
        • Relocated dynamic brakes
        • Revised exhaust stack
        • Corrected error with 4th handrail stanchion from rear (some units)

    2019-01-22

    • Added revision history for EMD GP38-2 and SD40-2 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD GP38-2 and SD40-2 drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised roof fan hatch
        • Revised paper air filter housing and dynamic brake taper (GP38-2 only)
        • Revised radiator intake grills (SD40-2 and Phase 1a GP38-2)
        • Revised exhaust stack (SD40-2, except Phase 2c1 and later units)
      • EMD SD40-2 drawings (most Phase 1b2 and earlier units drawn prior to 2017-09-26)
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
      • EMD SD40-2 drawings (Family Lines Phase 2c and 2d versions)
        • Added missing bell

    2019-01-21

    • Added revision history for EMD GP40-2 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD GP40-2 drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised radiator intake grills and roof fan hatch

    2019-01-20

    2019-01-18

    • Added drawing revision history for the following models:
      • EMD GP28
      • EMD SD38
      • EMD SD40
      • GMD SD40
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD/GMD GP28, GP35, GP38, GP38AC, SD38 and SD40 drawings; EMD GP40 drawings (LLPX version)
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised radiator intake grills and roof fan hatch (GP38, GP38AC, GP40 and SD40)
        • Revised paper air filter housing and dynamic brake taper (GP38 and GP38AC only)
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door (GP28 and SD38 only)

    2019-01-17

    • Added revision history for EMD SD45 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All EMD GP40 drawings (except LLPX version)
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Gap from seam to middle hood doors shortened by 0.75"
        • Middle hood doors shortened by 0.25"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Corrected seam at bottom corners of long hood
        • Revised radiator intake grills and roof fan hatch
      • All EMD SD45 drawings
        • Relocated front hood seam resulting in revised hood proportions
        • Front section of hood lengthened and blower duct widened by 1"
        • Middle section of hood moved rearward by 1"
        • Rear section of hood shortened by 1"
        • Increased height of walkway blower duct and bottom of hood doors
        • Revised radiator intake grills

    2018-01-14

    2018-01-12

    2018-01-11

    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All ALCO RS-11 drawings
        • Replaced curved sanding line pipe at ends with hose (DWP, LV and MEC versions)
        • Replaced standard sanding pipe and hose with lower control valves at front (LV version only)
        • Revised pipes on engineer's side behind fuel tank
        • Added rooftop vent on conductor's side behind cab

    2018-01-09

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 8 ALCO RS-11 drawings
        • LV version
        • NW Phase 2a1 and 2b versions
      • 2 ALCO RS-36 drawings
        • NW version
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All ALCO RS-11 drawings
        • Shorter cab side window
        • Corrected minor glitch in left rear/right front draft gear (NW versions only)
        • Added radiator fan clips
      • All MLW RS-10, RS-18 and RSC-14 drawings
        • Added radiator fan clips

    2019-01-07

    2019-01-05

    2019-01-03

    2019-01-02

    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All existing ALCO RS-11 and MLW RS-10S drawings
        • Increased frame height by 0.5"
        • Added front sand line control valve (versions with Type B trucks only)

    2018-12-31

    2018-12-30

    2018-12-29

    2018-12-28

    • Corrected several glitches in underlying code in various Drawings pages
    • Added revision history for drawings of the following models:
      • EMD GP15D
      • EMD GP20D
      • GE AC44C4M
      • GE AC44C6M
      • GE Dash 9-40C
      • GE Dash 9-40CW
      • GE Dash 9-44CW
      • GE Dash 9-44CWL
    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 8 GMD GP40 drawings (CN versions)
      • 2 GE AC44C6M drawings (NS 4125-4174)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • EMD GP15D and GP20D right-side views
        • Added missing plate under jacking pads
      • GE Dash 9-40CW drawings (NS 8889-9128 left-side views)
        • Corrected underframe line glitch above fuel gauge
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
      • CEFX #2040 (EMD GP20D)
        • Added missing plate under jacking pads

    2018-12-26

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 4 EMD GP38 drawings (ATSF versions)
    • Added in History of Scale Drawings - 1:24 and 1:18 Series:
      • Scale timeline image illustrating all drawing scales from 2000 to the present
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • Added drawings illustrating phase details to the following pages:
        • EMD GP35 Phases
        • EMD GP38, GP39, GP40 Phases
        • EMD GP40-2 Phases
        • EMD SD38-2, SD40-2, SD45-2 Phases
        • GE AC4400CW Phases
      • EMD GP38, GP39, GP40 phases
        • Added step clearance
      • EMD GP40-2 phases
        • Removed ratchet/wheel handbrake distinction (not a consistent phase detail)
      • GE ES-series phases
        • Combined phase descriptions into a single table
        • Added production dates

    2018-12-21

    2018-12-20

    2018-12-18

    2018-12-17

    2018-12-15

    2018-12-14

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 2 MLW RS-18 drawings (CN 3830-3839)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All MLW RS-10 and RS-18 drawings
        • Corrected cab door handle orientation
        • Revised battery box covers
        • Added missing rear sand hatch (right-side views)
        • Revised short hood door size
        • Revised carbody air filters (CN as-modified versions)

    2018-12-12

    2018-12-10

    • Added revision history for EMD GP38 and GP38AC drawings
    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 2 GMD GP38AC drawings (CP version)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • Most EMD GP38 and GP38AC drawings
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
        • Revised step/corner handrail height (BN version only)
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • EMD GP35 Phases
        • Converted to tabular format
        • Added description
        • Added references
        • Combined EMD and GMD phases into a single page

    2018-12-06

    2018-12-04

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 6 GE U36B drawings (SCL Phase 2c through 2f versions)
      • 8 GE U36C drawings (ATSF Phase 2f and 2g versions)
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • GE U18B, U23B, U30B, U33B, U36B phases
        • Clarified changes from pre-existing phases by David Thompson
        • Added change in air reservoir supports

    2018-12-03

    • Added revision history for MLW M-630 and M-636 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • MLW M-630 and M-636 drawings (right-side views with as-built front air intake)
        • Added missing intake on right side behind cab
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • GE U18B, U23B, U30B, U33B, U36B phases
        • Added additional description
        • Added references

    2018-12-01

    2018-11-29

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 2 GE C30-7 drawings (ATSF Phase 2b right-side views)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • GE C30-7 drawings (ATSF versions)
        • Added louvers on left-side cab sub-base (Phase 1a and 1b left-side views)
        • Added 2 sets of louvers on right-side cab sub-base (Phase 1b right-side views)
        • Removed front louvers from right-side cab sub-base (Phase 2c right-side views)

    2018-11-29

    2018-11-27

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 4 GE U18B drawings (MEC and NDEM versions)
      • 4 GE U23B drawings (LV and MP versions)
      • 4 GE U30B drawings (SLSF Phase 2g and 2h2 versions)

    2018-11-26

    2018-11-25

    2018-11-24

    2018-11-23

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 4 GE U18B drawings (SCL versions)
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • GE U18B, U23B, U30B, U33B, U36B phases
        • Converted to tabular format
        • Added general series history and description
        • Added U18B to model list
        • Added Phase 1c2
        • Corrected a couple of minor errors

    2018-11-22

    • Added revision history for all GE Dash-7 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All 6-axle GE Dash-7 drawings
        • Revised air reservoir height and brackets
        • Changed air reservoir brackets to early style with vertical C-channel supports (Phase 1a units only)
        • Added end-mounted fuel gauge (either front or rear) on fuel tank

    2018-11-21

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 2 GE U18B drawings (SCL version)
      • 1 GE B23-7 drawing (CR early Phase 2a left-side view)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • All 4-axle GE Dash-7 drawings
        • Revised air reservoir height and brackets
        • Changed air reservoir brackets to early style with vertical C-channel supports (Phase 1a through 2a units only)
        • Relocated rear traction motor cables closer to fuel tank (some Phase 1a and 2a units)
        • Added end-mounted fuel gauge (either front or rear) on fuel tank (most units)

    2018-11-17

    • Continued transfer of 1:55 drawings from old pages to drawing search:
      • EMD SD40-2 (NW, RI, SLSF and SOU versions)

    2018-11-16

    2018-11-15

    2018-11-14

    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 13 EMD GP35 drawings
        • NW Phase 1c1/1c2 versions
        • RI Phase 2a version
        • ATSF, EL, RI and SP/SSW Phase 2b versions
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • EMD GP35 drawings (DRGW versions)
        • Revised steps and pilots
      • EMD GP35, GP40 and SD40 drawings (SP/SSW versions)
        • Added circular vent on top of short hood
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Painted section:
      • SP #6640 (EMD GP35)
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
        • Revised blower duct (GP40-style: fewer bolts, edge seam)
        • Added circular vent on top of short hood

    2018-11-13

    2018-11-12

    2018-11-11

    • Added revision history for EMD GP35 drawings
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • Most EMD GP35 drawings (except early ATSF and CBQ versions)
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door
        • Revised blower duct on Phase 1c and 1d versions (GP40-style: fewer bolts, edge seam)

    2018-11-03

    2018-11-01

    2018-10-31

    • Many small updates to underlying code in drawings pages (no changes in appearance)
    • Introduced revision history feature for 1:18 drawings, accessible by hovering over last-modified date
    • Added revision history for EMD GP40, GP50, GP50L, GP59, GP60, GP60B and GP60M drawings
    • Added in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • 3 EMD GP40 drawings (LLPX ex-RI version, RI 362-381 left-side view)
    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • Most EMD GP40 drawings
        • Corrected minor line glitch on latches on first engine room door

    2018-10-24

    2018-10-17

    2018-10-15

    2018-10-05

    2018-09-22

    • Added in Photos section:
      • 11 photos from 2018-08-27
      • 18 photos from 2018-08-25

    2018-09-21

    • Added in Photos section:
      • 89 photos from 2018-08-24
      • 21 photos from 2018-05-17

    2018-09-16

    • Added in Drawings/Logos section:
      • CREX "Citirail" lettering and fonts
      • CV "noodle" logo
      • GE builder's sticker (ES series)
      • GTW "noodle" logo (2 variations)
      • SHPX freight car lettering
      • VIA logo

    2018-09-11

    • Revised in Drawings/1:18 Undecorated section:
      • GE Dash 8-40CW drawings (late CSXT versions) and Dash 8-44CW drawings
        • Revised rear numberboards with hinged housing (except late Dash 8-44CW)
        • Removed rear numberboards (late Dash 8-44CW)
    • Revised in Locomotive Phases section:
      • GE AC4400CW phases
        • Added Phase 1a3 (shifted previous 1a3 to 1a4)

    2018-09-10

    2018-09-09

    • Added in Photos section:
      • 35 photos from 2018-04-28
      • 1 photo from 2018-04-22
      • 13 photos from 2018-04-12
      • 17 photos from 2018-04-10
      • 2 photos from 2018-04-03

    2018-07-26

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