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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  08:44:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


It's styrene and resin castings in O scale - snagged it off eBay. Cleaned the wheels, a few drops of oil, and it creeped right along when I took over to a friend's layout last night.

Going to take a bit of cosmetic and detail work, and may have to blind some drivers to make it work on my layout's curves.
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:00:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
View from the other direction...



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BBLmber
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:03:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a good find aand will be agreat starting point for more detailing.

Mark


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deemery
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:19:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any idea what the prototype is? Shouldn't there be that big honking pivoting pipe from the smokebox to the front cylinders?

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Schoolmaster
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:20:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No its....

What is it?



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:24:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like hours of modeling fun are in your future, Martin.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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Schoolmaster
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  09:50:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe the pipes run from the HP cylinders to the LP cylinders along the frame.

There should be a saddle at the front to carry the boiler bearing for the front engine, however maybe it was like this.



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  10:34:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To start with I was just delighted that it ran so smoothly! One thing I am relieved over is that I do not have to muck about with the drive, etc. 24v motor with chain & sprocket transfer down to NWSL gearboxes in both engines.

Yes, there is that gaping hole under the boiler front where a saddle and/or steam lines could be added - a little leg work gathering some photos of relevant prototypes inersecting with the PSC catalog and then with my wallet, and we have what some term "fun".

No idea of actual prototype, but I guess I may go back to its creator and ask now that I have managed to acquire 3 of his engines.

And, hours of fun are here indeed, and given what I paid for it was just a tad below what some might describe as shameless and blatant theft, the play and fun value herein are significant,

But, there are many projects in the queue ahead of this - there's a KTM Japanese Boxcab prototype shell (steel, not brass!) on the bench that I am having a lot of fun with that will be featured in my column in upcoming issues of OST,


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After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not.
Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.

Edited by - mwbpequod on 02/10/2012 10:41:57 AM

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northern6400
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  11:37:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are going to have lots of fun.

Chuck Faist
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Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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deemery
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  11:39:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd suggest looking at drawings of the Little River 2-4-4-2 for some insight into early Mallets.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/10/2012 :  11:57:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by deemery

I'd suggest looking at drawings of the Little River 2-4-4-2 for some insight into early Mallets.

dave



Turns out that it's derived from a GN 2-6-6-2 minus the Belpair boiler and trailing truck. And, the builder of these also did do that Little River 2-4-4-2, too. And, I'd probably trade this for the smaller engine,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/12/2012 :  1:05:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's 2 short videos of the engine running:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3RTjVrR01Y&context=C38449acADOEgsToPDskILMpWOzM2g9SrfUxwoz0T6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsFNX4uOUKE&feature=context&context=C38449acADOEgsToPDskILMpWOzM2g9SrfUxwoz0T6


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After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not.
Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.

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GN.2-6-8-0
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Posted - 02/16/2012 :  10:55:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is one sweet running piece of machinery, but as said it would look much better with steam delivery pipes under the front of the boiler to hide all that open area there.
have fun enjoying her.



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Schoolmaster
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Posted - 02/16/2012 :  11:28:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice loco. If not steam pipes then a saddle at least.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/17/2012 :  10:03:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Schoolmaster

Nice loco. If not steam pipes then a saddle at least.



As it turns out, it had steam pipes at one time and whoever it was that had t before me had removed them and added a hunk of lead above the front engine. Seems to run just fine w/o the lead, so I'll be reinstalling a steampipe connection that will swivel with the articulation. Also needs front steps, the air tanks moved, and a bunch of other details either re-attached, or just bought and installed. Good fun, indeed!


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After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not.
Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.

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bitlerisvj
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Posted - 02/17/2012 :  11:19:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gee martin,
It sounds like this maybe a good candidate for the "Motive Power" AP. Just think, when you get done with this project, you may ready for a scratch build.
Regards, Vic B.
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod

quote:
Originally posted by Schoolmaster

Nice loco. If not steam pipes then a saddle at least.



As it turns out, it had steam pipes at one time and whoever it was that had t before me had removed them and added a hunk of lead above the front engine. Seems to run just fine w/o the lead, so I'll be reinstalling a steampipe connection that will swivel with the articulation. Also needs front steps, the air tanks moved, and a bunch of other details either re-attached, or just bought and installed. Good fun, indeed!




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