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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
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Posted - 02/12/2008 :  9:24:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I have taken the liberty of setting up a new thread devoted to Les Davis's remarkable locomotive constructions. This inadvertly got started in the Railtruck thread, and I thought that a new thread would serve justice, and that everyone deserved to get a glimpse of it..

Anyway, here goes:



Starting point, let the fun begin...



a little visualization....


Stripped of all the non-essential parts and pieces, remember to document how all the DCC wires work.

and...

More visualization and fitting..

New cab deck fitted in, later to be lowered...


Break in the action, a little size comparison..


Still missing lots of things, but lots of work done at this point, finding parts, more visualization...oh yeah, I had to scratch build the split tanks, made a RTV mold and cast them.






Les aka Junkman
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Arthur

CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5859 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  9:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by visman48

All,
Here is the finished pics...some work to do, windows and front coupler...









Les


Arthur
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5859 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  9:27:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by visman48

Well Gang,
I have been busy working on another project, the layout suffers though. I have a railcar in the works, but have to finish this one first. I will post information on painting as I go along on this one.

Here are a couple of early shots....its a ON30 Version of the MRSR #17.

Early design stage, the HO Bachman 2-8-0 has be stripped down for rebuilding. it will become a 2-8-2T


A little further along, work on the tank...

Tank will get 2 layers of styrene one will be riveted.

A little more progress...




So tonight I built the new pilot, the rear sand dome between tank and cab. I will likely use another Forney Cab, and build and rivet a new oil bunker. Swapped out the front solid pilot wheels for spoked ones, and have started on the rear trailing wheels that will be spoked too. This one will have LOK sound in it. A ton of details yet to fabricate or apply.

Les


Arthur
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5859 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  9:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And last but not least: (Arthur)

Example of my first engine modification..
Before paint



Finished


Arthur
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
15790 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2008 :  9:49:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to see you branched off on to your own locomotive thread. I told you I'd find it where ever you go. Between the Loco's & Railtrucks, I've got some checking out to do. Keep up the great work and posting. Thanks


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 5000 posts added to below count.

Edited by - desertdrover on 02/12/2008 10:29:54 PM
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Peterpools
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  07:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Les
Simply AWESOME in every respect and exceptional workmanship. Please keep the posts coming.
Peter[:-kitty]
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visman48
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  09:22:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
All,
I want to thank Arthur for starting up this thread, so its a thread of sharing what do you want to do in it? I can continue on with the 282T project pics and progress or detail out the methods for the 2-6-0 and of course when I dive into the next 2662T build I will do alot more progress shots. So your choice...

Les aka Junkman
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5859 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  09:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everything please!

Arthur

Arthur
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Rick
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  10:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Arthur for starting this thread.

Thanks Les for posting the original pictures. Great modeling and inspiration. Please continue posting pictures of your other projects.
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ddavidv
Engine Wiper

USA
157 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  10:54:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What color gray are you using? I like it a lot.
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visman48
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USA
6031 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  11:11:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Colors, is the first question, For these engines (steamers) I usually prime in engine black (floquil)then when its bone dry I come in and start with engine back in the airbrush, with light coats, gradually adding grimy black. Finishing off with a half and half grimy black and red oxide to give that color of heated metal. The silver is actually Folquil gun metal(pain to clean up). Weathering colors with the airbrush, grime, rail tie brown. I think the inside cab color is pullman green, and of course with a light overspray of grimy black.

Since we are talking about steam engines here and not railtrucks I only differ in the priming railtrucks with model masters camo gray.

Les
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Jerry M
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  11:57:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your work is great Les and a pleasure to look at, have always admired this kind of loco detailing you have something unique and not out of the box. Very nice!! Jerry
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CieloVistaRy
Fireman

USA
5859 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  2:04:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where did you get the cab? I noticed the one on the 2-6-6-2 and 2-8-2 are the same. Also, where do the loco parts and misc. (hose, etc) come from?

Arthur

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visman48
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  2:41:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
All,
Semi parts lists for 2662T and 282T Project
2662T List:
Mantua 2662T HO DCC ready
Bachman Forney Cab and bunker with frame for rear coupler and steps
Porter spoked wheels for front pilot and rear trailing (cut open frames)
Bachman 2-6-0 Mogul ON30 Sand and Steam Domes
Scratch built Master for Split Tanks (Les's) and Les's castings
Precision Scale, Oil bunker hatch (brass) front water hatch, whistle, pop valves, steps, cleanout plugs, waterpump and reel.
Kemtron airpumps, drains.
Cinder arrestor, bell from Keith Wiesman
Stack from Bachman 2-8-0
Lights from Bachman Forney front and rear (add resistor)
parts of front pilot from Bachman 2-8-0
Detail parts Birkshire Valley (tool chest, wrench, oil can)
Cab Detail parts, Kemtron (injectors), PSC.
Lok Micro Sound with rectangular speaker for 2662T
Precision Scale large hose Red (brass)
Bill Roy water bag
Green Hose is from Keith Weisman
Oil cans from Precision Scale
Precision Scale brass grab irons

The new 2-8-2T project
Bachman HO 2-8-0
Started with Brass Forney Cab and Bunker, Now will be Bachman Forney Cab and scratch built Buncker (pics coming)
Tank, scratch built
C-16 Stack, C-16 Steam Dome
Precision Scale Whistle and Pop Valves and drain
Precision Scale water hatch (not in thes pictures
Scratch built front and rear stand domes
Lok Sound with round speaker for 2-8-0
More to come

Les




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CieloVistaRy
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USA
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Posted - 02/13/2008 :  9:08:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the brass forney cab off a donor or did it come from PSC for instance? Excuse all the questioning- this is something I'm really thinking about doing..

Arthur

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visman48
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USA
6031 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2008 :  10:43:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Arthur,
The brass Forney Cab is something I got at an estate sale along with alot of other parts to the forney. If you could get a Bachman Forney I would go with it. As soon as I get a few minutes tomorrow I will put the engine back together and take some more pics with the bachman forney cab on with new bunker.

I am not sure where the brass forney cab came from, its etched though and soldered.

Les
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