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Posted January 11, 2016 - 06:52 PM

Very nice detail work Ray. Any mock up pictures of the tender behind the engine as it sits now?
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Posted January 11, 2016 - 07:12 PM

Coming along nicely, Ray! Hope the house is too!


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Posted January 12, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Excellent stuff, as usual for your work :thumbs: Thanks for sharing.


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Posted January 12, 2016 - 09:50 AM



Any mock up pictures of the tender behind the engine as it sits now?

 

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Posted January 12, 2016 - 11:02 AM

That will look good together.


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Posted January 13, 2016 - 11:26 AM

I have made modifications to the tender in the AHM Rivarossi 0-8-0 locomotive kit for other engines that I've built.
Those tender modifications have been simple things like making the coal bunker larger or just using the front or back half of the tender.
The modifications I'm making on this Lionel slope back tender are going to be a little more complicated.


I removed the bottom of the Lionel tender with the trucks that have the large wheel flanges for 3-rail track ( far left ).
Then I took one of the AHM tender bottom sections ( left center ) and shortened it up to fit the Lionel tender ( right center ).
This will use the AHM tender trucks with the smaller wheel flanges for 2-rail track ( far right ).

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The AHM tender has the frame rails and steps molded into the side panels of the tender ( top left ).
I cut this frame rail section off the sides of the tender ( bottom left ).
The frame rails were then shortened and glued to the sides of the bottom section.

 

Cutting the frame rails off the AHM tender sides left a rough edge on the outside.
This rough edge was filed down as smooth as I could get it and then I glued a thin strip of white styrene  on the edge to give a nice smooth finish to the frame rail ( right )

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The area of the coal bunker is cut out of the Lionel tender.

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The top sides of the coal bunker for the AHM tender are shortened and glued onto the top of the Lionel tender.

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I took a front section for the AHM tender ( left ) and trimmed the side panels on it ( right ).

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This was then glued to the front of the Lionel tender.

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The coal for the AHM tender ( left ) is cut into two pieces ( right ).

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The two pieces of coal are glued together and fit into the coal bunker.
I used the point of an Exacto knife and carved little chips out along the seam where the two pieces are glued together.
Then I brushed the "coal" with a small brass wire brush to blend it so the seam doesn't show.

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Fitting the AHM tender parts onto the Lionel tender left some gaps that I filled with pieces of white styrene.

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Edited by jdcrawler, January 13, 2016 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted January 13, 2016 - 02:43 PM

Moving right along, Ray! I like it!


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Posted January 14, 2016 - 07:09 PM

You've got a lot of patience to do that Ray. Impressive!


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Posted January 15, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Making up the hand rail for the back of the tender out of brass rod.
I bent a piece to form the overall shape of the railing.
Then I clamped this in-between two pieces of wood and added two brass rods for the center supports.
This holds all the rods together and makes it easier to solder the center supports in place.

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Here is the finished hand rail.

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The trucks ,coupler and rear foot boards are added to the bottom frame for the tender.

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Finished mounting the hand rail and I think the tender is ready for painting.
The temp here is in the low 30's and I have to paint this outside so I'm waiting for weather to warm up a little.

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Edited by jdcrawler, January 16, 2016 - 07:47 PM.

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 06:23 PM

I appreciate the comments that everyone has taken the time to make on this project.  .. Thank you. ..

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The weather has been getting nicer so I was able to get this one painted the other day.

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Posted March 06, 2016 - 06:31 PM

That is a nice switcher, Ray!


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Posted March 06, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Beautiful switcher Ray. What road name are you going to decal it in?
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Posted March 07, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Another nice job Ray! 


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 09:36 AM

Beautiful switcher Ray. What road name are you going to decal it in?

 

I have been giving that some thought lately and I think I'm going to go with "Hodge Podge Rail Road".
Thinking of designing a logo with letter "P" being attached directly to the right side of the "H".

All of my locomotives that I have built have been a freelance design.
They may resemble a real locomotive but none of them are an exact copy of any particular locomotive.
They are built with whatever parts that I have on hand or can get easily during the construction of that locomotive.
So in essence, they are just a " hodge podge " of parts put together.
 


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Sounds great to me Ray.
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