HO-Scale Canadian Comfort Cab

The HO scale Canadian Comfort Cab – basically a four window variant of the North American Safety Cab – is designed to be generically fitted to an existing HO scale locomotive shell. This is a kitbashing resource

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The cab will be upgraded from time to time to include (much) more details. The photos above and below show the Cab as it came out of the packaging. I didn’t apply any treatment to prime the material for painting or cleaning the rough edges inside the window cutouts so far, the this is essentially what you get.

The GP38-2W shown in the first photo above has a kitbashed variant of the cab (made from sheet styrene). It is the reason I designed this cab in the first place. By the way, this is how the prototype looks like, after which it was modeled.

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Matching BCR or CN locomotives would be: EMD SD40-2W, GP40-2W, GP38-2W, early GE CW44-9 or the MLW M420W

Current product page on Shapeways.com

SD40-2W with BCN Canadian Comfort Cab

Primed and painted cabs. The red one is the test-print, the primed one is the upgraded cab, which is already replaced by the 2nd Upgrade Cab.

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Primed and painted Cabs

I installed my cab on an old Mehano SD40-2 to see if the cab is somewhat useable. Now, this is the first generation test-model sans improvements and thus I didn’t want to risk a better model for this rebuild.

Here are a few images…

Right side SD40-2W

Right side SD40-2W

Left side…

Left side SD40-2W

Left side SD40-2W

Profile view…

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Left profile SD40-2W

Top profile…

Top profile SD40-2W

Top profile SD40-2W

Matching CN 5353 prototype photo. However the SD40-2W – to my limited knowledge – featured either the “Sergeant Stripes” or the “North America” paint scheme. The “CN Noodle” variant of my model wouldn’t depict an actual prototype.

But that is actually only a decal away.

More to come…