The Spring Creek Railroad
G Scale Model Railway
Conductor Jerry Barnes
Engineer Jerry Barnes


The EMC E1 was an early passenger-train diesel locomotive developing 
1,800 hp, with an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement, and manufactured by Electro-Motive Corporation of La Grange, Illinois. They were built during 1937 and 1938 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway for a new generation of diesel-powered streamlined trains. 8 cab-equipped lead A units and three cabless booster B units were built. The initial three locomotives were AB pairs built to haul the Santa Fe's Super Chief diesel streamliners, while the others were built as single A units to haul shorter trains.

Jerry had always admired the long nose of the early E-1A diesel.
Bob Thom of Robert's Lines (where Jerry got his Zephyr from) had aluminum castings made of a model he made of one. 
They are very heavy castings and took a lot of sanding/filing/cutting/filling to smooth out. 
It is 1/29th scale and is 28" long and 6" tall. 
The locomotive was very shiny so he used Nashua brand metal duct tape to simulate the stainless steel.   He used some metal grills from two different locomotives to simulate the grills the E-1 had. They are attached with double sided black tape, which holds them on good and the black gives an illusion of depth.
Santa Fe Railroad had a Warbonnet Scheme on their locomotives. Jerry's wife cut the vinyl stripes for that curve. Not quite  accurate to the real locomotive but looked okay to Jerry. The casting is inaccurate in the vent/window locations so they had to work around that. Jerry also cut the plastic for the windows.
Jerry found an O scale decal that he scaled up to G scale size. He had to modify it some to fit the E-1 casting. Stan Cedarleaf printed them off for him.
E-1decalFront....The large decal was difficult to apply and he had to cut the long sides and put them on separately, but it 
worked out fine.  He needs to cut out the headlight once the decal sets up well.
E-1decalSide....The red decal for the side has an Indian head on it.
The trucks for the engine come from an Aristo Craft E-8. The company is no longer in business, but Jerry found a set from Mike Kidman at  Reindeer Pass  He gets most of the supplies from Mike.

The locomotive is battery powered and uses a Rail Boss 4 electronic control. Del Taprio designed it and Jerry uses it in many of his battery powered locomotives.

Just a few details left, the grills on the roof and the horns.

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Some of Jerry's Favorite Web Sites
Jerry's Jukebox
Jerry's Paintings that he did of things he saw while serving his tour of duty in Vietnam
Pictures that Jerry took during his tour of duty in Vietnam
Jerry's Model Ships
My Large Scale dot Com
This site is probably the best
G scale site there is
Steam in the Garden Magazine
Lots of good steam info and people who know steam
Aristo Craft Trains
This is a a good web site with forums and is split into steam, electric and a few other categories
Live Steam 1/29
A site that Don McKay started up devoted solely to the Aristo Craft Live Steam Mikado
Large Scale Tech Tips
This site was started by
George Schreyer  years ago. 
Lots of good info there
Colorado Model Structures
Very reasonable priced buildings a building parts for your railroad.
Union Pacific Railroads
This web site has information on their two live steamers they still run and where they are going to on excursions. You can follow them on line.
Vietnam Transportation Association
Vietnam Transportation Association
Good web site if you are interested in transportation in the Vietnam war
A web site devoted solely to the
Gun Trucks used in Vietnam and now in Iraq. Many good pictures.
Modeling Vietnam Gun Trucks
This site will show you how Jerry has donehis Gun Truck Models.
Heartland Military Museum
Museum at Lexington, NE on I-80. Devoted to 
vehicles used by the military.
Always Jukin' Magazine
Site devoted to jukeboxes, 
many ads and stories
Fast Hits Music
If you are looking for that certain 45 for your jukebox, this is the place to go to
Kitabee Books
Lexington, NE
At Kitabee Books, we sell new and used books, book accessories & magnetic poetry kits.
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John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
A picture tour of the 64 remaining Covered Bridges of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges 
of New Brunswick Canada
Visit Nova Scotia's Covered Bridges of the past
The Covered Bridges
of Nova Scotia Canada
The Old Railway Stations of Canada
The building trades class at Darlington HS in Darlington, Wisconsin built this covered bridge for a local business man
Julie's model covered bridge
Julie and her father Gary built a model bridge using the plans on my Covered Bridge site for a school project
A tribute to the Steam Locomotives of the CNR
A tribute to the Steam Locomotives 
of the CNR
A tribute to the Steam Locomotives 
of the CPR
Ed's Etching are well worth the vist
Ed's Marble Etchings

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