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#16 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 05:39 PM

great work! I could never do something like this!


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 01:30 PM

Thank you everyone for following along on this project and Thank you all for the nice comments that you have made.

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Here is the finished locomotive.

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Posted June 13, 2015 - 01:43 PM

Nice job.


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 02:17 PM

awesome
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Posted June 13, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Sharp looking loco there!


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:11 AM

You do amazing work on those locomotives!


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Posted June 15, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Nice work!


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:41 AM

I need to make a piece that will fit on the floor of the cab to hide the electric motor.
So I cut the top off a plastic bottle that toothpicks came in.
Then I cut that part in half and painted it black.

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This half round piece is glued on the floor of the cab to hide the motor.
Once the cab roof is attached and everything is painted, this piece won't be very noticeable.

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The rear panel for the cab is also glued in place on the front of the tender.

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Next is to make up the top section for the tender.

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The inside of the coal bunker is lined with wax paper and a piece of wood is set inside it.

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A thick layer of adhesive caulking is spread over the piece of wood.

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Some "coal" is pored over it and pressed down into the adhesive.

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The excess coal is cleaned off and the part is set aside so the adhesive can dry.
I'm using the "coal" that is made by Lionel.  

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The adhesive turns clear when it is dry.

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Here is the tender with the coal bunker in place.

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excellent build so far ,am really enjoying the progress of this loco build 

 

Shane



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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:46 AM

Thank you everyone for following along on this project and Thank you all for the nice comments that you have made.

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Here is the finished locomotive.

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job well done , job done to the taste of a true engineer 



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Posted June 18, 2015 - 08:53 AM

have you ran the locomotive & if so how does it run? ,

 

is it as good as you expected ?

 

is there any alterations or changes you would like to make to it as improvements ?

 

what dec of turn & assent climb can it navigate freely if known ? please 

 

Shane 


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Posted June 18, 2015 - 04:55 PM

have you ran the locomotive & if so how does it run? ,

 

is it as good as you expected ?

 

is there any alterations or changes you would like to make to it as improvements ?

 

what dec of turn & assent climb can it navigate freely if known ? please 

 

Shane 

 

I haven't ran this one yet.  It got packed up and put in the trailer for our move as soon as it was finished.

I've built several different types of locomotives  over the years using this AHM 0-8-0 kit as a running gear.

These engine kits run well and when steel weights are added to the engines, they can pull quite a few cars.


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