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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17253 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2019 :  4:10:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice project Frank. Better on the eyes, working this scale.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 2000 posts added to below count.
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2019 :  4:26:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bill I need to order a Phoenix sound card and an AirWire G3X receiver card. I already have a transmitter emitter for the critter.

Louis, amazing how age catches up with you.
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 05/13/2019 :  8:28:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iíve been doing this project by the feel-n-fit method. One of the problems with scratch building is building yourself into a corner. You donít want to go off blitzkrieg and find out you skipped a very important step and now you have to tear it apart and start over.

I ran out of .030 x .125 evergreen strip so I'm at a standstill with cab 2.

If youíre wondering about the blue interior itís because this Sintra PVC used to be my blue backdrop for the Wreckerís Reef layout until I installed the photo backdrop.



The pilot steps are attached along with an Accucraft coupler to the front pilot.



Iím adding details from the GP-9 to the side frames. I installed a louvered vent to the engineerís side of the cab.



The rear pilots have a link and pin coupler because they will always be a loco pair.




Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/13/2019 8:29:29 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2019 :  12:02:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The third photo with you holding one shows how massive these beauties are.
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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11502 Posts

Posted - 05/14/2019 :  12:36:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Frank!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2019 :  2:55:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Mike they are a bit more massive than the HO pair I made.

Jerry, thanks.



Gone are the usual arched roofs and on with the clearstory version. I had a pair of Bachmann coach roofs lying around and decided to funk my cabs a bit more. So on with the Toonerville Trolley look.

I cut a chunk out of the middle and spliced the ends together with .030Ē styrene. I also had to add a 1/8Ē strip to the top edge of the cab to get the roof up enough to clear the window frames. Iím going to change the engineerís window to a sliding window next.




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Bernd
Fireman

USA
3145 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2019 :  3:39:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm impressed with the Engine Funk. [:-thumbu]
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drevelia
Engine Wiper

332 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2019 :  6:51:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit drevelia's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frank, I have an old washing machine Iím bringing in to see what you can whip up.
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2019 :  8:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd, try'n to keep up the tradition.

Dave, maybe I can string a clothes line between the cabs.

Edited by - Frank Palmer on 05/16/2019 8:06:25 PM
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5187 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2019 :  9:33:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Certainly has a lot of funk. A very stylish sort of funk.
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2654 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  07:34:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like a derby instead of a beret, well rounded, stylish and adds a bit more height.
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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
12943 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  07:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank if only I could get you to use your considerable talents in the correct scale!
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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3397 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  09:02:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just for giggles, what are the real world dimensions of this Critter Frank?
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Frank Palmer
Fireman

USA
5325 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  09:48:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Mike, its Victorian Funk.

Bill, so you agree with the high society version.

Mike, if I were to build it in your scale the pair would fit on top of the radiator box.

Ok Carl, its 7-3/4Ē L x 4-1/4Ē W x 8Ē H over the radiator box.
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8370 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2019 :  11:55:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Terrific, Frank. A steam punk critter!
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