The G Man Has Returned

Written by Cale Leiphart on Jan 26, 2010 in - 0 Comments

If you follow the Flickr Train MOCs Group you may have noticed the absence of Gerrit Carstensen the past few months. Well he's back now with a beautiful SD40-2 in Ohio Central colors.

OC SD40-2

Two of the things that impress me most about Gerrit's models are his excellent ability to render complex paint schemes in brick form and the spot on proportions of his 6wide models. His SD40-2 is a perfect example.

The EMD SD40-2 is also one of my favorite modern diesels. One of the unique features of the engine is the large platforms (or porches as they are sometimes referred to by railfans) at the front and rear. The SD40-2 shared a frame with the larger SD45-2 but used a shorter car body. The extra space not used by the carbody gives the SD40-2 it distinctive "porches" and easily recognizable appearance.


About the Author


Cale Leiphart lives in York Pennsylvania and is a veteran LEGO steam builder and founding member of the Pennsylvania LEGO Users Group. His main interest is modeling steam era railroads in the North Eastern US, in particular those local to his home town of York. Outside of LEGO and trains he enjoys video games, old cars, and collecting farm toys.


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