A new one and a revamp

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A new one and a revamp

Postby chris69 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:31 pm

Well,
I could not just have the layout redone.Something new needed to run on it.
The blue one is on a Atlas drive .No prototype was used,just bits and pieces from things have seen. And since I like electrics she ended up with a Bachman Tram Trolley pole.

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Unfortunately she will not pull more then one regular car( plastic) through the curved incline. But since I ave built a few of the card stock ones 4 empties are no problem.
If you are wondering about the eye bolts on the buffer and the front.Check with your local optometrist.They are old hinge parts for glasses that are out of production.With a bit of trimming and filing they work great.

You all might remember this one:

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Nice but too long.

Here is the butchered version:

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The interior is finished,controls and driver.Now she needs some more details on the outside.The drive I used is a very old Hornby.Runs great,is heavy and a true puller.The car behind it is a test project for a modern working side unloader.But more about this later when I know how to get the bugs out.

Have a great day,always love reading all your post and admire everyone's skill and imagination,even though I may not comment.Thanks anyway for your inspiration and skill,learning all the time.

Greetings

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Gnice locos Chris 8)
The dragline bucket looks good too, where did you find that :?:
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Postby Glen A » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:10 pm

That butchered loco looks so much better than the long one you started out with.
Very nice work!

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Postby chris69 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:36 pm

Thanks guys.
The short one makes it around the curves much better and I agree with you ,the compactness looks good.Now I have to quit putting 1:22.5 figures next to 1:24 models.The ratio close up throws everything off.Nearly discarded one of my first ones because of this until the "LIGHT" came on upstairs....


The Drag Line Bucket is a 1:50 scale I think from Conrad if I remember right.
It is initially intended to go with my converted EMEC excavator

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The crane boom was "borrowed" from a LIONEL 1:50 crane model.

One of these days it will move to a more finished state........

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Postby bilson17 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:44 pm

Chris

the blue "thing" is VERY nice. sorry, i'll re-phrase that, the blue "thing" is typically grotty!

keep it up

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Postby chris69 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:22 pm

You called a spade a spade,BLUE THING hits the nail on the head.Since she does not a prototype.She is a conglomerate of things I have seen on similar locos that I liked.If you look at the grab irons you see that they are all of different size,to enhance the "shop built look"

Have a great day

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Postby michael » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:44 pm

Nice work on the blue critter Chris, I like the way you have covered the roof with the open mesh, with the trolly arm it also reminded me of the dodgem cars that had a post and curved contact that used an open mesh grill as the way to power them.
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Postby chris69 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:29 pm

hi Michael,
remember them well,but never thought of it until you mentioned it.
I just wanted something different then the standard HARD TOP.
As time goes on a few more things will be added as I find them in the "SCRAP BOX"

Happy Easter to all

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Postby chris69 » Sat May 07, 2011 5:44 am

Well after the blue thing now the YELLOW THING.
I have to quit building critters and go on to building more cars.
By the way,this one is a bit too big for the Crusher Plant.Now i have to built a over the road line .....
Enjoy,this is just the raw beginning.

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All the best
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Postby dieselwater » Sat May 07, 2011 5:53 pm

Hi Chris,

Very nice job on each of the critters. I like the use of mesh and panelling to enhance their industrial character.
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby henrix72se » Sat May 07, 2011 8:35 pm

chris69 wrote:Well after the blue thing now the YELLOW THING. I have to quit building critters and go on to building more cars. By the way,this one is a bit too big for the Crusher Plant.Now i have to built a over the road line ..... Enjoy,this is just the raw beginning.
All the best
Chris :roll: :roll: :oops: :lol: 8)

Hi Chris,

I like your latest creation A LOT !! Great !

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Postby chris69 » Sun May 08, 2011 3:55 am

Hi,
thanks for the thumbs up guys.
Well got a bit more done.Installed the Electrical reel for the loading are.This is used when there is no more overhead wire,they hook the end to the overhead wire and unspool the drop cord.

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Have a great weekend
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Postby JackBlack » Sun May 08, 2011 9:18 am

Hey chris69, do you have a link to your layout?
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Postby chris69 » Sun May 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Hi Jack,
it is the : A CRY FOR HELP ! (designing a layout) thread

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=93455#93455

It started out completely different as it is now.

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Postby Les » Sun May 08, 2011 9:33 pm

Nice work! The neat mesh door is a great touch. :wink:
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Thank you PETE'S COFFEE

Postby chris69 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:48 am

Hi all,
did a bit of modeling with some coffee stir sticks from my favorite coffee place.

The only ready made parts are the trucks,On30 and the nails on the buffers.The rest is from PETE'S


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[img]http://my.gn15.info/stick_cars_7_photo.jpg[/img

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On hell of a cheap way of building cars.Keeping them on the track is an other story.
Sorry for the bad picture quality.I took them with my phone.

Have a good day
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