Preparing an N scale locomotive for repainting | Cody's Workshop, Ep. 48

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Preparing an N scale locomotive for repainting. That’s what expert modeler Cody Grivno highlights in his latest Cody’s Workshop series video. From his workbench and vented spray booth, our host will lead you through the necessary steps for disassembling an Atlas EMD GP38-2 diesel locomotive model, stripping off the factory paint job and decoration, and then applying an even primer coat to prep the unit for new Milwaukee, Racine & Troy model railroad colors.

While the first steps of this project are presented here, as well as in the printed pages of Model Railroading: The Ultimate Guide 2022, you’ll want to be sure to become a member to follow Cody’s entire modeling process on streaming video. To learn more about the N scale (1:160) layout hosting Cody’s locomotive, read the January 2022 issue of Model Railroader magazine, or watch the State Line Route in N scale video series on

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