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Author Topic: 1/24 SHOP SWITCHER CLASS W6 #825 0-8-0T  (Read 28447 times)
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« 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 told me about the forum, like him I'm a big fan of Maschinen Krieger.
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.


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... 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.










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

Cheers
Arno

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 12:18:50 PM »

Right now I'm working on the frame:





I've already done a driving box, just a side. I have to cast it 16 times !






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Arno
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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 01:38:50 PM »

Russ, Marty thanks  Smiley
I'm not sure if it's the good way to build it, but it's the easy way for me  Grin

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  Wink this is not for run.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 02:28:39 PM »

More beautiful fabricating! Welcome Arno!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 04:14:29 PM »

Thanks Chuck  Smiley
The (last) picture of the day:

Lot of styrene pieces. Curves made with Milliput putty. The frame' sides must be perfectly flat, they will be  Smiley

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« Reply #7 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!  Wink  -- Dallas
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« Reply #8 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.

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« Reply #9 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

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2013, 12:19:23 PM »

G'day Arnaud,

...
Recently Alexandre told me about the forum, like him I'm a big fan of Maschinen Krieger.
... welcome to this forum, you'll fit right in ... visited your website/blog - really like your ma.k modelling ...

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2013, 02:37:03 PM »

Thank you all  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2013, 03:07:58 AM »

Glad you found your way here!
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I love this project! Don't forget to keep us posted with your Gee Bee R1 too.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 12:53:13 PM »

Glad you found your way here!
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I love this project! Don't forget to keep us posted with your Gee Bee R1 too.  Cheesy
Hi Alex  Wink Yeah my GeeBee! I need more Mojo to wake up this one!  Grin

Pictures of the week:
One side of the frame is done!



These holes in the pedestals are a bit rough! They will hide by the 'driving boxes' and the 'wedges'.


One more!

Next update in a few weeks  Smiley

Cheers

Arno

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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 07:35:53 PM »

That looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!
I could not do that with my mill!
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