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Title: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 07, 2013, 12:06:25 PM
Hi folks
I'm Arnaud (=Arno), I'm French but I live in Virginia for a few years.
Recently Alexandre (http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2007.0) told me about the forum, like him I'm a big fan of Maschinen Krieger. (http://www.boudoiron.com/search/label/Ma.K)
Anyway He said that will be a perfect place to show my WIP of my 1/24 scale choo choo project!

Here is the Class W6 #825.
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/NW06595_zpsbb7c806b.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/NW06595_zpsbb7c806b.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/NW06685_zps3c5ab69e.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/NW06685_zps3c5ab69e.jpg.html)
More pictures here:
http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/selectdocs.php?index=rs&id=252&Type=Picture

I fell in love with these switchers a couple years ago. I saw few pictures of her sisters in a book at Barnes & Noble, then I did some search and found the Norfolk & Western Historical Society website (http://nwhs.org/index.php)... Since I visited a couple times the Museum of Transportation at Roanoke VA.
Obviously I'm a great fan of steam engines and since I'm kid.
About scale model, I prefer fix models on display base... This engine will be fix!

Well,
I started with a wheel. I always thought if I can build one the rest could be possible, slowly, but possible
Here is the master, a sandwich of styrene sheets, machined on a Dremel.

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/NW-C2547208-24-1954.gif)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/NW-C2545708-24-1954.gif)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/01.jpg)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/02.jpg)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/03.jpg)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/04.jpg)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/05.jpg)

I'm gonna to cast it, I can't do this 8 times!  ;D
After I have to modify a few details between the main driving wheels and the others (see drawings)  

Cheers
Arno



Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 07, 2013, 12:18:50 PM
Right now I'm working on the frame:
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frame1-24B_zps20980c64.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frame1-24B_zps20980c64.jpg.html)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/framebox07.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/framebox07.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/framebox09.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/framebox09.jpg.html)

I've already done a driving box, just a side. I have to cast it 16 times !
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/Box.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/Box.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/Box02.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/Box02.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/Box03.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/Box03.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/Box04.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/Box04.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/Axle.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/Axle.jpg.html)

Cheers
Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on June 07, 2013, 01:04:56 PM
Incroyable!!! And, as a little bonus, he shows us exactly how to build the parts ourselves. Welcome to the forum, Arno. Your modeling appears to be adequate ... so far. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: lab-dad on June 07, 2013, 01:09:21 PM
Welcome!!!!!
Amazing work!
You did the driver work by hand with your dremel!?
What will you cast them in?
I look forward to seeing more !
Thanks for showing your work.
Marty


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 07, 2013, 01:38:50 PM
Russ, Marty thanks  :)
I'm not sure if it's the good way to build it, but it's the easy way for me  ;D

You did the driver work by hand with your dremel!?
X-Acto, Needle files and my Dremel are my main tools.

What will you cast them in?
... in resin, not metal  ;) this is not for run.


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Chuck Doan on June 07, 2013, 02:28:39 PM
More beautiful fabricating! Welcome Arno!


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 07, 2013, 04:14:29 PM
Thanks Chuck  :)
The (last) picture of the day:
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox12_zps3d1ac5e1.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox12_zps3d1ac5e1.jpg.html)
Lot of styrene pieces. Curves made with Milliput putty. The frame' sides must be perfectly flat, they will be  :)

Cheers
Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Malachi Constant on June 07, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
Welcome aboard, Arno!  Very interesting to see your ground-up construction of this loco underway ... with quality workmanship!  ;)  -- Dallas


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on June 07, 2013, 11:12:38 PM
Welcome aboard!

Awesome project! That is such an unusual, and interesting locomotive, I can see why you'd want to model it. Great choice of scale too. (I also model in 1/24th scale.)

And I like your "low tech" methods. It's inspiring to see such complex shapes as that wheel, being made with ordinary hand tools.



Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: jim s-w on June 08, 2013, 06:44:54 AM
I really like this prototype,  100% function and 0% form!   

I'll be following this with interest

Jim


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: mad gerald on June 08, 2013, 12:19:23 PM
G'day Arnaud,

...
Recently Alexandre (http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2007.0) told me about the forum, like him I'm a big fan of Maschinen Krieger. (http://www.boudoiron.com/search/label/Ma.K)
... welcome to this forum, you'll fit right in ... visited your website/blog - really like your ma.k modelling ...

Cheers


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 08, 2013, 02:37:03 PM
Thank you all  :) :) :)
Great choice of scale too.
First I thought 1/20 or 1/32 then I saw that 1/24 was a classic scale for trains, plus it's the perfect size (I guess) for who works with hand tools  :)

Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Alexandre on June 09, 2013, 03:07:58 AM
Glad you found your way here!
 :)
I love this project! Don't forget to keep us posted with your Gee Bee R1 too.  :D


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on June 14, 2013, 12:53:13 PM
Glad you found your way here!
 :)
I love this project! Don't forget to keep us posted with your Gee Bee R1 too.  :D
Hi Alex  ;) Yeah my GeeBee! I need more Mojo to wake up this one!  ;D

Pictures of the week:
One side of the frame is done!
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox13_zps04ccd414.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox13_zps04ccd414.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox14_zps7a146da1.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox14_zps7a146da1.jpg.html)

These holes in the pedestals are a bit rough! They will hide by the 'driving boxes' and the 'wedges'.
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox15_zps98530fc4.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox15_zps98530fc4.jpg.html)

One more!
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox16_zpsc2915083.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox16_zpsc2915083.jpg.html)
Next update in a few weeks  :)

Cheers

Arno



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: lab-dad on June 14, 2013, 07:35:53 PM
That looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
I could not do that with my mill!
-Marty


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on July 12, 2013, 12:05:56 PM
Thanks Marty  :)


Small update:
Frame: both sides are almost done!   \(^_^)/
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox20_zps38d5a9d0.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox20_zps38d5a9d0.jpg.html)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox21_zps9e8867cb.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox21_zps9e8867cb.jpg.html)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox22_zpsa9b0f295.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox22_zpsa9b0f295.jpg.html)


Next, the "Pedestal Bolt Thimble".
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal_zps4707c72f.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal_zps4707c72f.jpg.html)
I'll made just one then I'll send it to the caster... I need 8 of them.

Cheers
Arnaud


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on July 12, 2013, 12:19:25 PM
Terrible. Just terrible. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on July 13, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
Thanks for your comment Russ  ;D


(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox23_zpsd4195871.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox23_zpsd4195871.jpg.html)

After casting, all will be ready to complete all pedestals (x8) with their driving box + wedges and the bolt thimble.

Next update in a few months I guess  :-\  :)

Needs a lot of hex bolts...

Arnaud



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on July 13, 2013, 10:44:36 PM
Looking good. What material will be used for the castings? Resin?


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: marc_reusser on July 14, 2013, 12:21:15 AM
Just Lovely.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: jim s-w on July 14, 2013, 08:02:21 AM
Hi Arnaud

Are you planning to build the model rigid without any springing?

Regards

Jim


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on July 14, 2013, 03:40:30 PM
Thank you gentlemen  :)
@Ray, Resin.
@Jim,
All will be rigid, like a static model + base. Unfortunately, to make the things functional is above my possibilities. I can't machined metal, I don't have a mill, big tools neither  :'( plus I don't have room for them  :D
I'm building this as a sculpture, the most accurate than I can  :)

Plastic,
It's fantastic.

 :)A


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Malachi Constant on July 15, 2013, 12:49:36 AM
I'm building this as a sculpture ...

And quite beautifully!  -- Dallas


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 13, 2013, 07:49:08 PM
Thanks Dallas  :)

I got the resin parts today! I'm very pleased with the result  :)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/resin01_zps23e67676.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/resin01_zps23e67676.jpg.html)

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/resin02_zps854a6e1c.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/resin02_zps854a6e1c.jpg.html)

And the pedestal thimbles with + bolts
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/resin03_zpse9e90492.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/resin03_zpse9e90492.jpg.html)

A lot of things on the bench now!

Cheers
Arno



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: marc_reusser on August 14, 2013, 03:14:06 AM
Beautiful castings and quality. Who did the casting for you?


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 14, 2013, 09:16:54 AM
Thanks Marc,
I Know a few casters in USA, they are all great I think. The one I used is local (No shipping!), very local, we are in the same street  :) He works for a company who does 3D printing, supplies for war games and figures. With the agreement of the big boss, the caster can do some extra after his work, using all the workshop's stuff for his own business.
He's very good.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: David King on August 14, 2013, 09:32:46 AM
Your styrene hand "milling" skills are quite remarkable.  Color me very impressed.

David


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on August 14, 2013, 11:21:43 AM
That is high quality casting, mind you it makes a big difference when the masters are as good as yours .


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Peter_T1958 on August 14, 2013, 12:27:16 PM
That's a huge challenge you want to meet with such a project...
Especially when the quality of the work is as good as yours!
I am deeply impressed!

Peter


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Hauk on August 14, 2013, 02:27:29 PM
Thanks Marc,
I Know a few casters in USA, they are all great I think. The one I used is local (No shipping!), very local, we are in the same street  :) He works for a company who does 3D printing, supplies for war games and figures. With the agreement of the big boss, the caster can do some extra after his work, using all the workshop's stuff for his own business.
He's very good.

Lucky you!
Beautiful castings, but no casting is better than the master. Really impressed by your styrene work.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 15, 2013, 01:03:11 PM
Thank you Gentlemen

That's a huge challenge you want to meet with such a project...
Definitely ;D
I prefer to think about this project only piece by piece. What I mean is each part is a smaller challenge  :)  Like building a Brake Cylinder or a Air Pump or.... the first one was the wheel (After it I thought "hey, this is happening!").
Then maybe one day, with all those parts together, finally the Switcher #825  :)

By the way, I'm very excited to build a 9"1/2 air pump!!!

Arnaud


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Chuck Doan on August 18, 2013, 01:55:48 PM
Beautiful castings! I am considering getting some resin castings made too. Good inspiration.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on August 18, 2013, 02:35:28 PM
Amazing castings!



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 20, 2013, 10:40:15 AM
Thanks, I'll tell him about your comments  :)

Here is the first pedestal/driving box done:
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal-box-wedges01_zps7dd9b76c.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal-box-wedges01_zps7dd9b76c.jpg.html)

The wedge bolts are incomplete

The green is Duro putty, aka "Green Stuff"

Cheers
Arnaud


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on August 20, 2013, 12:15:16 PM
Works for me. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 20, 2013, 12:48:37 PM
Thanks Russ  :)

Gentlemen (and Ladies?) I need your advice:
I'm looking for some 1/24 scale realistic/accurate US rails. Solid is better, gauge is not important. suggestions? thanks  :)
regard
Arnaud


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 21, 2013, 09:01:38 AM
A bit of primer to find the spots that need to be rectified or sanded. 
The oil cellar Looks good to me.

(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal-box-wedges02_zps05c80903.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/pedestal-box-wedges02_zps05c80903.jpg.html)

Arnaud


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on August 21, 2013, 12:24:47 PM
I wasn't certain whether this company was still in business but they are: http://www.oldpullmanmodelrailroads.com/op_catalog/rail_and_accessories.pdf (http://www.oldpullmanmodelrailroads.com/op_catalog/rail_and_accessories.pdf)

Old Pullman used to specialize in 1:48 and 1:32 scales and so their rail sizes ran a little smaller than those who catered to the outdoor crowd. I think their code 201 might be suitable for you.

Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: marc_reusser on August 21, 2013, 02:36:19 PM
It all looks beautiful.

...but if I may make a critical suggestion; stop using the green Squadron putty, and use the Tamiya "regular putty" instead, it will sand and finish much cleaner and smoother than the Squadron of any color/type.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 21, 2013, 03:20:09 PM
Thanks Russ, much appreciated  :) Looks great.
I didn't find the code 201, maybe 250?
[Edit] Today I learned something about all those "Codes"...

Thank you Marc  :) :)
Hé hé  ;) It's not Squadron putty, as already say it's DURO putty, aka "Green Stuff". Are you familiar with it? Usually people hate it. It's the most sticky compound putty (blue+yellow)! I love it  ;D
About Squadron Putty, you're right! :D I tried the green one, smells terrible, not smooth enough... One thing is good with it: It dries bloody fast! (so fast it melts the plastic of your model :-\)

I use only Tamiya putty, white and gray  8)




Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on August 22, 2013, 01:46:08 AM
Arno, I meant code 205, which you now know is 0.205-inch high. It probably scales out to something like 120 pound rail in 1:24. Code 148 would scale about 6 inches high (that's what I would use) and code 250 would be 1 scale foot high if my arithmetic is correct. (It's usually wrong.) -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: marc_reusser on August 22, 2013, 03:26:37 AM
Aaaak....you're right :D, I HATE DURO....the stuff is an absolute nightmare....like you say sticky like crazy, and it gets everywhere....a nightmare to clean.  Just out of curiosity, why that instead of Sculpy or Milliput?


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on August 22, 2013, 11:23:30 AM
@Russ - Thanks it's crystal clear .
Now I know I can't find a perfect 1/24 copy of rails (as a standard US rail section) Because they are all adapted to the model railway. The flanges are deeper.

@Marc - I'm very comfortable with the Green Stuff  :) Even its sticky side is an advantage for me!
The classic tip is: use metal tool, rub it against a wet sponge or use petroleum jelly. The famous tip is to rub the tool against the skin of your nose! I'm not kidding gentlemen it's the best one :D
 
I use Milliput as well



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on August 22, 2013, 12:08:22 PM
According to another manufacturer, Llagas Creek Railways, here is how the rail sizes scale out: http://www.llagastrack.com/#productinfo (http://www.llagastrack.com/#productinfo)

It's amusing how we are leapfrogging between plastic putty and rail size.

Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: jim s-w on August 22, 2013, 12:30:49 PM
@Russ - Thanks it's crystal clear .
Now I know I can't find a perfect 1/24 copy of rails (as a standard US rail section) Because they are all adapted to the model railway. The flanges are deeper.

Not sure about that.  I'f we can get dead scale rail and use dead scale flanges in 1:76 scale there must be something that's scale in 1:24 surely?

Cheers

Jim


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 08, 2013, 02:00:25 PM
Hello Folks  :)
Autumn update.
Pedestals and boxes are definitely done. I was very excited to add the axles  :) It finally looks like something ...
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox23_zps48cdd704.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox23_zps48cdd704.jpg.html)
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox26_zps73f821e9.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox26_zps73f821e9.jpg.html)

Main brake bracket.
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox25_zps92d86db2.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox25_zps92d86db2.jpg.html)
First brake bracket.
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox24_zps914f1f21.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/frameampbox24_zps914f1f21.jpg.html)

Right now I'm on the brake cylinders
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/BrakeCylinder01_zpse682e23d.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/BrakeCylinder01_zpse682e23d.jpg.html)
Piece still in progess

Cheers
Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 08, 2013, 08:05:56 PM
Looks great, Arno!

What are the white things with the ends curving down, over two of the axles? Are they part of the equalization system?



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 08, 2013, 10:55:10 PM
Thanks Ray.  :)
Yes, they are part of the spring gear. Called equalizing levers. Because the boiler, there is no clearance for the springs on the 3th and 4th drivers >The driving-wheel springs are inside the frame. Note: The first and 2nd driving-wheels springs will be over the driving boxes (see the spring saddles).


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on November 09, 2013, 02:47:15 AM
A couple of years ago I watched a guy build a 1:24 scale loco from paper and he did it much as you are doing it, piece by piece. I couldn't wait for each new post and feel the same way now. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Peter_T1958 on November 09, 2013, 08:39:37 AM
Hi Arno

I couldn't wait for each new post and feel the same way now. -- Russ

I have to second that, I am also waiting for each of your updates! Very, very convincing styrene work!!!


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 11, 2013, 10:14:22 AM
Thank you so much guys  :)  :)  :)


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Frederic Testard on November 11, 2013, 04:22:08 PM
When I see so nice assemblies, made out of styrene or metal, I'm always pondering between the will to leave them unpainted to better show the assembly work or to complete the process. We should make two models, the didactic one and the realistic one...
In some cases, it would be the shortest path to madness, though...


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 22, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
 :) Working on the "Driver Brake Fulcrum Bracket".

Styrene, Epoxy Duro (aka Green Stuff). Then a thick coat of Mr.Surfacer1000
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/brakefulcrum01_zps43eed1a0.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/brakefulcrum01_zps43eed1a0.jpg.html)

A thin coat of primer
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/brakefulcrum02_zps9c2364db.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/brakefulcrum02_zps9c2364db.jpg.html)

About the foundry marks (http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/brakefulcrumgreen_zps3f77ef3c.jpg). I have no visual references for these Brakets, but I know there are always symbols on casting pieces...
I found similar pieces with marks from the same locomotive builder and did the same ones  :)

Cheers guys

Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: finescalerr on November 22, 2013, 03:02:02 PM
First class craftsmanship. -- Russ


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Malachi Constant on November 22, 2013, 07:23:37 PM
First class craftsmanship. -- Russ

Ditto!  Following along here and enjoying the progression of little bits and seeing how those are all coming together so neatly.  -- Dallas


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 22, 2013, 08:24:46 PM
Really nice work!


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Frederic Testard on November 23, 2013, 02:01:11 AM
Splendid. So, do I understand you sculpted the symbols from the green stuff?


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 23, 2013, 07:19:24 PM
Thank you gentlemen  :)

Splendid. So, do I understand you sculpted the symbols from the green stuff?
Yes I did, with different kind of tools.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 23, 2013, 07:45:31 PM
Splendid. So, do I understand you sculpted the symbols from the green stuff?
Yes I did, with different kind of tools.

Now that's really impressive!



Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Frederic Testard on November 24, 2013, 03:11:52 AM
Hat's off. Not only does it seem impressive as Ray says, but I'd say it looks beyond my capacities.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 24, 2013, 12:13:07 PM
 :)
Here is my first attempt on the Brake Cylinder's back (http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/BrakeCylinder02_zps41c571b7.jpg): 14" (Cylinder's diameter) and  numbers/letters than I can't tell now what they are :D It's a bit rough on the pic, but good enough for my eyes... I used a good pic as reference and the symbols wasn't better.  ;D


Edit:
There's no glory to do this like that, only the result counts!  :) "Does someone know where I could find some casting symbols for modeling?"


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: NE Brownstone on November 24, 2013, 02:58:40 PM
Pfft, I've seen pattern lettering on full sized castings that were totally illegible.  Your's look fine.


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on November 25, 2013, 02:48:47 PM
Great work, have you had a look at the Archer Transfers

http://www.archertransfers.com/AR88007.html


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Arno Boudoiron on November 27, 2013, 03:52:02 PM
Thank you   :)

http://www.archertransfers.com/AR88007.html
Thanks!

I'm pretty happy with the Brake Cylinders: They look heavy...
(http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss174/ArnoB/NW%20Class%20W6/BrakeCylinder03_zps13b1b101.jpg) (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/ArnoB/media/NW%20Class%20W6/BrakeCylinder03_zps13b1b101.jpg.html)

Next update: 2014!
Happy holidays

Arno


Title: Re: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T
Post by: Ray Dunakin on November 27, 2013, 09:13:43 PM
Great work! I'm amazed at how much detail you've put into them. They look much larger than 1/24th scale.