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Graffen
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Posted - 09/18/2020 :  7:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
See next post.
Michael Graff
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Graffen
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Posted - 09/18/2020 :  7:16:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just received my new subframe for my old 4-6-0.


As I'm going to install RC and batteries in it, I decided to repaint it as well.


I really didn't like the maroon/silver and gold paint job though...


The maroon fields on the cab and tender were masked.


I washed all the parts thoroughly with dish washing detergent and then primed with red etch primer.


Then a shot of Stynylrez black primer.




I went for a black, gold and maroon finish.</p>



I have the smokebox left to paint in graphite and then the interior walls green.


Michael Graff
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Philip
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Posted - 09/18/2020 :  10:31:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice progress Mike! g scale?

Philip



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Graffen
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  02:23:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip

Nice progress Mike! g scale?

Philip


Thanks!
Yes, G scale Bachmann.
It's odd that it's roughly to 1:22.5 scale and not 1:20.3 as Bachmann's other big scale.

The repaint and conversion to the new chassis is almost complete.

There was a bit of a problem with fitting the air tanks though...

I had to move the tanks 1/8" to the rear to make them clear the cylinders.





The tender will get some weathering as well.





I cut the power pickups in the loco to prepare it for the RC conversion.

The tender will get the batteries, rx, esc and connections later.


Michael Graff
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sgtbob
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  06:47:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks fantastic to me and I love "G" scale no matter what ratio you use.

Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  09:06:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice work, looks really good.


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Graffen
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  09:26:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks!
Another photo:


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NVNGRR
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  3:21:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit NVNGRR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael,

Its pretty easy to make the tender a little closer coupling. I made mine with a piece or brass bar stock and brass tubing. It is attached to the tender at the bolster. This is an earlier version of the Big Hauler that I modified several years ago before I gave up on the garden railway.









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Graffen
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Posted - 09/20/2020 :  7:11:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NVNGRR

Michael,

Its pretty easy to make the tender a little closer coupling. I made mine with a piece or brass bar stock and brass tubing. It is attached to the tender at the bolster. This is an earlier version of the Big Hauler that I modified several years ago before I gave up on the garden railway.



Thanks, that's a very good idea!


Michael Graff
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Graffen
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  06:52:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I designed a kerosene headlight for it:


It's printed and is currently being painted.


Michael Graff
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Guff
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  10:09:10 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Michael,
Nice work on the beautiful engine! I also model in G scale, mostly 1:29.


David Guffey

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Graffen
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Posted - 09/22/2020 :  1:04:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now it's pretty much done.
Ive only have to insert the new battery when it arrives.






Tested it without major problems (except for the too weak battery I had).
https://youtu.be/eHsiyrJH4fs


Michael Graff
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JGDURAND
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Posted - 11/04/2020 :  11:43:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work

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Ansley
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Posted - 11/18/2020 :  1:14:35 PM  Show Profile  Send Ansley an AOL message  Send Ansley a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, you did a wonderful job, very impressive! I hope to tackle some things like this in the future, so far my tinkering has only been to paint one tender, remove some lettering on a few other cars, and put DCC into a few of my locos.

Regards,
Ted




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