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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

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Posted - 09/28/2019 :  12:45:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking super! Love the cab! (I'm a sucker for peaked cabs!)

Andre
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2019 :  12:16:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andre.

Now there be fenders;


I think theyreally add to the model

Bob

It's only make-believe
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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2019 :  12:58:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, these engines sure are looking great. they will look even better with some paint!!

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2019 :  9:54:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Phil, Paint in November I hope.

Bob

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2019 :  6:34:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next week is the convention of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Historical Society. This is what they'll be shown.
#5


#7


Still some work needed but...

Bob

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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8406 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2019 :  07:26:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Certainly a model to be proud of, Bob.
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2019 :  1:04:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Russ. Anybody could of done it really.

Bob

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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

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Posted - 10/05/2019 :  1:47:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Looking so good, Bob. How much more are you hoping to do to them before the convention?

Andre
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2019 :  2:24:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andre, I'm not going to be able to get anymore done. Too much packing to do. Big Boy is coming to town. I'll be spending Tuesday Wednesday chasing Her. Then it's off to Carson City early Thursday.

Bob

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5573 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2019 :  4:25:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Your locos are crazy beautiful.

Enjoy the railroading. Donít overdose.

Mike
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2019 :  8:01:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike. I'm so looking forward to it.

Bob

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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2019 :  02:24:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, these are "sister" engines with the only difference being the axle diameters?

Enjoy your visit with the Big Boy be nice to see it in person.

Phil Z
POR (press on regardless)
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2019 :  2:39:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phil, Yes, they are meant to be twins, built on the same order. The only different is the drivers axles. That's because I could only get 3 sets from Greenways. At the time money was a bot tighter and the drivers were $18 a set. The 1/8" axle are Romford drivers (they don't have counter weights yet) 14mm. They are much more affordable. They also have 3mm axles available. In hindsight I should of gotten them as the smaller axles just seen to fit in better mechanically.
Anyway, I am trying to mirror the V&T's buying practices. But with a modest 2 pairs of engines. The V&T bought 3 runs of moguls. the first two had Wagon Top boilers, the third had flat or horizontal boilers. The V&T often teamed one of the Horizontal boilered engine with an older Wagon Top Engine. I plan to do the same with a pair of MEW Tahoe engines (which are models of V&T Flat boiler mogul #20).

That's the plan..

Bob

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Carrie Creek
Fireman

USA
1540 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2019 :  3:51:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks,Bob, who built the V&Tís engines? Was wondering if they had bought any Mason engines but I checked my Mason book and there is no reference in the index for the V&T. Then again Mason was famous for his Americans and for his Mason Bogies. Saw no mention of any moguls.

Phil Z
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5330 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2019 :  4:09:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phil, they were Baldwins. I THINK Mason was working for them still. All the V&T moguls were built from 69 to 76. I think Mason went on his own just after that.

Bob

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