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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2015 - 02:09 PM

Now that's cool! Great job there!


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Posted April 24, 2015 - 02:18 PM

Made up the lower pipes that run to the back of the engine, out of small copper tube.

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Here is how they look when mounted in place.

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That finishes up the engine and it is ready for painting.

This model does not look "exactly" like the real locomotive, but it is very close.
This is my first attempt at building with flat styrene sheets and I'm satisfied with the way it turned out.

As I was progressing on this, I found some better photos than what I had when I first started building this engine.
I then realized that early on I had made a mistake in calculating some dimensions and this caused me some problems  later in the build.
By the time I realized my mistake, I was too far along to be able to go back and correct it without removing several of the added parts.

If I was building this out of brass, it would be easy to just un-solder the parts and make the correction.
However, once this styrene is glued, it is hard to remove something with out destroying it.

 

...... Now it is time to make the coal tender to go with this engine.


Edited by jdcrawler, April 24, 2015 - 02:20 PM.

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Posted April 29, 2015 - 04:27 PM

I'm using parts of the tender from the AHM plastic engine kit.

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First thing is to fit a set of Archbar trucks to it so it is setting at the right height.

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Then I took part of the front section with the coal door in it and glued it on.

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The tender for the Erie 0-8-8-0 locomotive had a wider coal bunker than what the AHM tender did.
I cut the sides for the coal bunker out of .060 thick sheet styrene and glued them to the top of the tender.

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Wax paper was put on the inside of the tender before I set the top piece on it so when I glued the styrene pieces on they wouldn't stick to the insides of the tender.
This allows the whole top section to be removed.

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These coal bunker sides that I just glued on are setting inside of the sides of the tender but the sides of the coal bunker on the Erie tenders were flush with the outside of the tender.

I cut two more coal bunker sides out of .030 thick styrene and put the rivet pattern in them.

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These two sides are then glued onto the coal bunker so that the outside of the coal bunker is now flush with the outside of the tender.

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The top edge of the coal bunker is trimmed with a thin strip of styrene to hide the seam between the two pieces of styrene and give the top edge a flat surface.

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A piece of wood is cut to fit inside the top of the coal bunker.

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This is trimmed on all four sides to form a hump in the center.

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Wax paper is placed on the inside of the coal bunksr and this piece of wood is set in place.

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Then I mixed up some automotive body fill and spread it over the wood.

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Some O-gauge " coal " was pressed into the body fill.

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Once the body fill was dry, I sanded the sides smooth and painted it flat black.

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This is how it looks as a load of coal in the tender.

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Posted April 29, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Looking good! I like your coal load!


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Posted April 30, 2015 - 08:56 AM

That's looking real good!


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Posted May 01, 2015 - 06:21 PM

I can't wait to see it in paint. Your details are incredible.  Tom


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Posted May 02, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Thank you everyone for following along with me on this project and thank you for the nice comments.
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I came across this old post card that has a colorized photo of the Erie 0-8-8-0 camelback locomotive and decided to paint my model with gray and black.

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Here is the finished model.

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Posted May 02, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Ray. That engine looks sharp. For only two colors and one of them grey, it shows no flaws, as usual. I am always impressed by your excellent modeling and fabrication skills. Keep on building. :thumbs:
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Posted May 02, 2015 - 09:02 PM

Looks great, Ray! Thanks for taking us along! I always enjoy your build threads, no matter the subject.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 06:05 AM

Nice job, the details really stand out. I enjoyed watching your build.. Thanks Tom


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Nice job!

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 05:23 PM

Absolutely beautiful!!! There's some serious talent there!!




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