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« on: July 03, 2010, 09:15:58 PM »

Well, the Lumber Stacker diorama is going to need something to pull around carts of fresh wood, and
Micro-Mark is having this sale on $37 On30 Davenports, so....(unlike a stronger Mr. Ruesser) I fell for one.
The boys are deciding where to make the first cut:



The first thing they did was take the whole thing apart and get rid of that pesky DCC stuff.  Next, they
pulled off the sideframes and indelicately narrowed the frame with a cut-off wheel and a bench grinder:



Boxing the frame back in with styrene made the frame as wide as the original sideframes on the kit,
more narrow than the original:



I don't have any idea where this is going yet, but at least there's a solid platforn to work with now.



Have a great Holiday Weekend everyone.
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 09:50:54 PM »

Will it have flames and wheelie bars? 

PS -- If it turns out to be a woodie built out of stir sticks, we'll know for sure that you've flipped! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 12:58:55 AM »

Ken,

Lookinn' Good Bro! Wink.........If you can slow down for just a day, I have the perfect pdf/drawing file and photos for you as inspiration.....it's a Swedish (I think/recall) loco, that used that type of a Ford bonnet and radiator as it's nose. The info is on my BU-HD, just saw it the other day,.... I will dig it out tomorrow evening .....after drinks and watching fireworks.....


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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 03:05:03 AM »

I don't care what you turn that thing into. It's gonna be cool. And a serious improvement. -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 08:14:21 AM »

Marc ,

   Do you mean something like this ?

   Of course , we all know that this is one of Bernard's little creations .


   Nick


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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 10:17:43 AM »

That's the general idea, Nick.  Great reference picture!
Marc, I will definitely hold off until I see your files.
I see some super ideas in the future......
Thanks, all.

(I like the flame idea, too....:-)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 11:15:32 AM »

Well, I think Bernard's model looks wonderful and is certainly much more refined than what follows ...

Nevertheless ...


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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 12:30:28 PM »

That's the general idea, Nick.  Great reference picture!
Marc, I will definitely hold off until I see you files.
I see some supeer ideas in the future......
Thanks, all.

(I like the flame idea, too....:-)

  Ken ,

  I have got a couple more , that you may or may not have seen , but I'm having problems accessing them so I will post them as soon as I can . I think they originally came from Marc , but then again maybe they didn't . As you can tell , I don't really want to commit myself at the moment !

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 03:12:21 PM »

Ken

Looks to be another winner!!  And our friend Marc didn't crash he must be in the healing mode!!!! Grin

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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 05:47:11 PM »

too bad we dont know someone who could photo-etch some hoods and pieces/parts like that!
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 05:09:12 AM »

Hey Ken,
  Have fun on this new bash... you know how much I like these kinds of gizmos.  Gary

  PS... NICE critter there Nick! 
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010, 12:11:48 AM »

Ken,

Sorry it took a bit longer to post this.

Here are the two pics.


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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 12:12:24 AM »

...and here are the drawings.


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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 05:17:01 AM »

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[pedant mode]

That's actually a 1926 Planet loco, from the early period when the brand was owned by Kent Construction, built with a 10hp Meadows engine. A Not The Ford A.

[/pedant mode]

Drawing from Engineering mag attached.


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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010, 10:09:59 AM »

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That's actually a 1926 Planet loco

which leads me neatly into letting you guys know that this is my first loco kit in my new range of 1/32 18, 20 and 24 inch gauge kits with my first structure kit being released next month. Figures, true 1/32 scale corrugated aluminium and rolling stock all in the pipeline.

Photo etch artwork done and Resin masters coming next.

Watch this space...

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