Lee Turner is back at it again. He has created a custom roster of Chicago & Eastern Illinois equipment. His client once worked for the railroad and wanted to have some professionally built quarter inch scale equipment. The EMD F units came to Lee custom painted. He added his weathering touch and did a little touch up on the paint job.
The client sent a Custom Brass RS-1 with a Klienschmidt custom drive. Lee painted it black and added lettering and weathering to complete the model.
The next project that Lee tackled was to scratchbuild two C&EI cabooses. The railroad used old boxcars as a starting point for cabooses. Both of Lee’s models were based upon boxcar conversions following the roads practices. There is a challenge when a person decides to model railroad equipment for less popular road. Finding decals is for specific models is nearly impossible. Custom artwork and printing will fix the problem if you have the budget. Lee’s client didn’t want to go that far. It took a little study but Protocraft decals were adapted to letter the cabooses. The resulting effort is impressive. The cars have a great railroad feel to it. You can almost smell the coal smoke from the stove.
As always, Lee has created some beautiful models.