I'm not sure if I took on more than my skills will allow, however, this is my next large project; and EMD GP9 Phase I. This build will be totally freelanced for my railroad set in 1974. I am planning on only having one on my railroad unless I find that it is easier to build than first thought.
The plan is as follows:
- Scale underframe - The entire underfame will be built per prototype photos using sheet and strip styrene. As much pipe and electrical detail (that I can find) will be included.
- Battery powered - My plan is to battery power all my head-units so I do not have to wire a layout. I will be using the North West Short Line Stanton unit which is a remote control DCC set up. This will include sound.
- Motors - As of now, my plan is to use the North West Short Line, Magic Carpet drives, one for each axel, as the prototype.
- Full cab interior.
- Lastly, I will be scratchbuilding all exterior grills.