Last February I got a Red Caboose GP9 from eBay and the instructions were missing (as well as a few parts). Bob was kind enough to send me a scanned copy of the instructions. I would like to return the favor by sharing some of my work. The GP9 is on hold while I am working on an ABBA set of P&D F units. One AB pair are F9’s and the other two units are late model F3’s. They will be for my freelance railroad, but detailed according to Southern Pacific practices
The F9‘s will have 1500 gallon fuel tanks. The 3mm wide piece down the middle is to widen the original tanks because they are too narrow for the space between the side skirts. I had to do something similar with the battery boxes. The lower curves of the tanks were made with PVC pipe cut into quarters. The tanks will be filled with BB’s to help add weight.
This is the fuel tank with about half of detailing complete and mounted on the F9 B unit.
This is the F9 A unit. The piping on the roof sticks up a little at the rear because it is not glued down yet. This won’t happen until after the unit is painted.
It seems I can only post three pictures at a time, so I will continue in another message.