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    • January 12, 2018 3:23 PM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Ric Golding said:

      Hey Doc,

      You said - "They proved very durable and lasted well past their original builders projections."

      From the beginning - early equipment was made, used, stored, canalbalised, re-used and finally melted down for use in new equipment, again.  The story of the original "Tom Thumb" reveals that on the 50th anniversary, they had to guesstimate from drawings and reports, because the original Tom Thumb engine was now a water pump or other form of propulsion for something.  The "throw away society" didn't exist at that time.

      Really enjoying your progress.

      Plug and play and throw away.....

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    • January 13, 2018 5:26 PM EST

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      I managed to complete the vertical boiler class A Climax. I researched the likely color of this locomotive in 1910. From what I could read it was primarily painted black.



      I elected to paint mine as a flat black beast.



      The Tsunami 2 steam decoder I got for Christmas worked after all that infinitesimal wiring soldering and insulating!! :glad::rah:.

      So, to celebrate and since it was a Christmas gift, who better to christen the "Bull of the Woods" than Santee Claus hisself?





      The man in red was really moved by the deep gorge at the Kit Creek watershed.



      He was glad to get back to the relative safety of rail camp and was looking for his reindeer and sleigh to get him gone.



      Next to come are windows for the cab, a decal for "Bull O' Woods" and light weathering.

      Looking forward to choosing one of the 60 whistles and all the other electronic goodies that come with a Tsunami 2 decoder.

      Thanks for looking.Doc Tom

    • January 16, 2018 4:12 PM EST

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      It is cold and snowy outside. A great time to get in the engine house, fire up the stove,light the kerosene lamps and warm up. Time to shoot the bull and plan for a little work when a thaw sets in.


       

      Doc Tom

      This post was edited by Tom Grabenstein at January 16, 2018 6:58 PM EST
    • January 16, 2018 6:13 PM EST
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      Well done Doc. As always I'm loving the adventure

    • January 16, 2018 6:57 PM EST

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      David Marconi, FOGCH said:

      Well done Doc. As always I'm loving the adventure

       

       

      Thanks Dave. I enjoyed sticking the lens of the camera into the EH to see what the guys were doing.......turns out, not much.

      Doc Tom

    • January 17, 2018 6:54 AM EST
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      Tom

      I'm thinking you went the easy route ...I think the roof is tin or sheet metal ,another opportunity to try weathering.. 

      It needs to be lighter in color...I do love how it came out.. 

       

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    • January 17, 2018 8:42 AM EST

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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Tom

      I'm thinking you went the easy route ...I think the roof is tin or sheet metal ,another opportunity to try weathering.. 

      It needs to be lighter in color...I do love how it came out.. 

       

      Good point Sean. I can probably lighten it up some when I get to weathering the locomotive. Thanks for the input.  Doc Tom

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