I have decaled and added the various grab irons and railings to the N8A. I did cut off all of the rungs on the ladder except the one that is near the top railing. I used Model Flex Paint from Badger to paint the model. I have found I can order individual two ounce bottles from them via Amazon for $6.95 each, with not shipping costs. Mt Vernon car shops makes a nice decal set for Conrail Cabooses and should have everything you need to do it correctly. I decided to cobble together all of the lettering from carious sets I had on hand. I used an Old Accu-Cal Multi set, Microscale Conrail diesel set, Microscale Penn Central caboose set and Penn Central Historical Society caboose set.
|Here is the Conrail N8A next to an as delivered New Haven NE-6 in it
delivery paint scheme.
|You can see the new smaller windows, I simply masked the supplied
window material to create new smaller window. The added side vents
around the window are also visible.