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    • November 7, 2019 8:40 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:
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      To actually see it run is a really good feeling. Now the hard part begins.....

      I tend to differ on that comment Maynard however I'm self centered and only think about my building experiences.

      You said it, I didn't. I find that getting all the detail work done, and done right, is quite time consuming, and rather exacting work. 

      Ok...fair enough Maynard ....Carry on with the good work and pics as I'm enjoying them Tommy !

    • November 16, 2019 12:39 PM EST
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      Continuing on with the cab, styrene pieces were glued together to form the four walls.

       

       

      Walls were glued together and square tubing glued in corners for strength.

       

       

      Roof was slightly heated and rolled prior to gluing on.

       

       

      Rivet detail was added to front

       

       

      and here she is sitting on the frame

       

       

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

       

      This post was edited by Tommy Mejia at November 16, 2019 10:24 PM EST
    • November 16, 2019 3:07 PM EST
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      Those wooden cabs had style.

    • November 16, 2019 3:20 PM EST
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      Beautiful!

      What sort of coaches did they haul around?

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    • November 16, 2019 7:17 PM EST
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      Those wooden cabs had style.

      Yes they did and I don't even like steam locos!

    • November 17, 2019 11:53 AM EST
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      Ken Brunt said:

      Beautiful!

      What sort of coaches did they haul around?

      Very small ones.  I've never seen a photo of the original loco hauling anything - Wikipedia says it was their 3rd buy in 1863 and it was used for "light duties".

       

      I did poke around, and in this video (shot by Ward Kimball in 1939) it is at a ceremony hauling a regular Carter Bros duckbill coach - also the subject of one of David's Masterclasses.  You can still buy a wooden kit from the german laser guys.

      http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/24579/carter-bros-coach-kits-for-152?page=1

      Lots of details for you Tommy.  (In steam at 2:50.)

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 17, 2019 11:09 PM EST
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    • November 17, 2019 12:03 PM EST
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      That is great footage, Pete! What a beautiful (if unique == odd) locomotive. Can't wait to see this completed model...

    • November 17, 2019 12:20 PM EST
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      Great film footage Pete! Four years before I was born...my Dad and Grandpa had their drop forge plant just down the street a couple of blocks.

    • November 17, 2019 1:10 PM EST
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      Those early engines were cute.  CP Huntington was #3, here's #4.  Just as easy to make it from the CP instructions, I suspect.

       

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    • November 17, 2019 2:28 PM EST
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      Tommy your kit is coming along nicely looking forward to some color, and Pete great video of the Huntington, keep up the great work, Bill

      This post was edited by Bill Barnwell at November 17, 2019 5:14 PM EST
    • November 17, 2019 5:28 PM EST
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      Thanks guys for the support!  Pete, thanks for the pictures and footage.  Although I still have along way to go on the locomotive, those are the exact coaches I was thinking of.  I am looking at the 1870's Carter Brothers board and batten coach and combine.

       

      Tommy

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    • November 17, 2019 6:29 PM EST
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      Tommy Mejia said:

       I am looking at the 1870's Carter Brothers board and batten coach and combine.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

      IIRC from postings in the, now moved to groups io, Early Rail Yahoo Group their roofing was sheets of tin soldered together in a certain overlapping pattern.

    • November 24, 2019 11:25 PM EST
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      Working on the boiler and here is the mock-up of the locomotive.

       

      I need to fit a speaker, Phoenix sound card and the little battery in the tender.

      Ideas on a mini speaker?  Inside dimensions of the tender are 2-1/4" x 3-3/8" x 1-1/4".  I have to account for the rear truck bolt and it slides.  Size constraint on the chassis floor is 1-1/4" x 3-1/4" x 1-1/4".      Phoenix makes a Sp-Mini Speaker (1.2" x 1.5").  Would that work for outdoors? If I make a little platform, I could fit the Phoenix 2" speaker.  I think.

       

       

       

      Tommy

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    • November 25, 2019 10:09 AM EST
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      Tommy, I have use a 1" one that I got from Gscalegraphics  and put in the roof of the cab and it worked great. There isn't a lot of room in there like my Mason Bogie you miss the big tender, good luck, Bill 

    • November 25, 2019 1:27 PM EST
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      Pete,

       

      I sent Harald an email last week and have not heard back.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • November 26, 2019 11:43 PM EST
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      Boy sometimes one thing leads to a bunch of other things.  Long story short I was looking to put Phoenix sound in this 4-2-4T.  I have an extra??  Phoenix P8, but that requires constant power so is not the right sound board for the 4-2-4T.  But wait, I also have an old Airwire G2, 14.4 battery and an RCS install kit.  I always wanted to change my Aristo RS3 from track to battery power and it has a track power Phoenix PB11 with reed switches in it.

       

      I pull apart the RS3, take the Phoenix P11 out and dry fit it into the tender of the 4-2-4T and put the P8 into the RS3.  Now I am waiting on the 1” speaker from G Scale Graphics which shipped today.  That's quick because I ordered this morning.

       

      So along with this 4-2-4T build, I have an Aristo RS3 to add airwire, Phoenix sound, battery and LED’s (I don’t like the yellow lights) AND the sound board for the horse car shipped today. 

      I also found my stash of fire wood which I will use for the 4-2-4T tender.

       

      Here is the fuel tank of the RS3 with the P8, the red tender with the P11 dry fitted and some fire wood.

       

       

      Having fun and running trains.

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

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