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John McGuyer
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« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2008, 11:58:30 AM »

Here is an underside shot of the front coupler where you can see the Bachmann draft gear and AMS coupler. This also gives a better view of the brass plow.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2008, 12:01:20 PM »

The sound system has reed switch triggers for magnets in the track to activate the bell and whistle.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2008, 12:02:38 PM »

A side view of the same mount.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2008, 12:04:52 PM »

The crew is pretty sloppy and left tools laying about the tender.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2008, 12:07:56 PM »

This platform is something I learned from Marc. It was first painted with Vallejo metal paint, then a layer of Floquil engine black over it. It was lightly sanded to look worn through.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2008, 12:11:21 PM »

With all that bad mountain weather, the crew need some curtains for protection. This is a white handkerchief soaked in very thin paint. You can also now see the real wood floor.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2008, 12:13:18 PM »

A side view of the same curtains. They are actually hung on tiny rings and can slide on a rail around the cab.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2008, 12:17:13 PM »

Most sound people do not recommend Bachmann's optical switch and opt for Phoenix reed switch. This mount can move in a number of directions to adjust the location of the switch to the magnets.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2008, 12:45:52 PM »

The chuff trigger magnets are in a brass ring around the axle. Pockets are indexed and milled in the ring and the magnets snap in. The ring is then CA'd to the axle.


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John McGuyer
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2008, 12:49:23 PM »

It's time to go to the track and run this thing. Here it is crossing the Santa Fe bridge on Bob Uniack's layout. This shot is not staged, the engine is actually running.


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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2008, 01:14:15 PM »

Inspirational work, Nephew John! Your ability to fashion beautiful assemblies from raw metal continues to astound me.

Russ
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John McGuyer
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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2008, 06:58:29 PM »

!cnU
It's a shame you couldn't join us at Bob's. It was a great day. This coming weekend is the Fullerton show and we'll run this thing there.
John
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« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2008, 09:12:43 PM »

John, 
  Just discovered this thread, neat work!
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John McGuyer
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« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2008, 03:25:36 PM »

Jerry,

Welcome to the forum. I think you'll enjoy it as I know you like to build. You'll find this is a serious group of very talented modelers and you can learn a great deal from them. School is in session.

John
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« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2008, 10:23:37 PM »

Beautiful work...   incredible detailed finishes...

MArio
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