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EM-1
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« Reply #220 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 1:49pm »
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Forgot to mention tom,
I too am partial to the B&O, Western Maryland, Chessie System, and CSX. Sorry ole buddy, but I'm not a Conrail collector. (I've done some serious paint jobs over ex-Conrail units over the years!)  
 
My next engine, is going to a fellow site member, Mike Spooler..... Hey mike heres a look at your next.................Western Maryland, GP-9, #40 with the 3M graphics!


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« Reply #221 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 1:54pm »
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And now, (since the recent diesel stable has been shown), I'm going to my steam stable, which is much, much nicer!
 
Have a look at these..........


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« Reply #222 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 2:18pm »
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In the above display case, from top shelf to bottom shelf, and left to right:
 
Top shelf:
A Rivarossi B&O 2-8-8-0 EL-5 #7165, a Mantua B&O 0-4-0 #95, and another Rivarossi B&O 2-8-8-0 EL-5 #7160.
 
Second shelf down:
A Spectrum Western Maryland 2-10-0 "Russian" Decapod #1110, a Spectrum Undecorated 3 truck Shay (Which will become a 4 truck Shay #5 for the Western Maryland), and a Rivarossi Western Maryland 4-6-6-4 Challenger M-2 #1201.
 
Third shelf down:
A Rivarossi B&O 2-8-8-2 EL-6 "EE-2" #7307, a Mantua B&O 0-6-0 D-23 #1187, and a Rivarossi B&O 0-8-8-0 LL-1 #7034.
 
Fourth shelf down:
A Rivarossi B&O 2-10-2 S-1 #6173, a Rivarossi B&O 0-6-0 D-30 #353, and another Rivarossi B&O 2-10-2 S-1 #6125.  
 
All of these in some way or another have been redone, the Rivarossi 2-8-8-0's, 2-8-8-2 and 0-8-8-0 were made from N&W 2-8-8-2 Y6b's. ONLY the B&O EL-5 #7165 is factory, from Rivarossi, its the newest "Model Expo" version. All I done to him was give it a correct paint job, and added some small details, like number boards etc, to the sides of the head lights with the actual numbers on them. The rest are older AHM versions, thats currently all got double shafted Cannon can motors, one shaft for the gear boxes, and the other to hold a large flywheel that I machined to fit onto the motor and into the engine.
 
All these engines in this display case run really well. And for those thats older versions all have the same motor, including the little Rivarossi 0-6-0! The Spectrums are the only factory items! And the one Spectrum engine (the Shay) will be getting customized!
 
The Rivarossi Challenger, was a Union Pacific when I got him, now he's Western Maryland (I'm working on adding a cab to him to have the vestibule type that the prototype had.)
 
The little 0-4-0, Mantua Camelback, isn't prototype, but my Gram got him for me, as is, He's still factory and I plan to leave him like that, just give him and the 0-6-0 Camelback a custom paint job and on the 0-4-0, try to make him somewhat prototypical (which really isn't possible but, I can atleast make it believable!)
 
If you have any questions on any of these engines above feel free to ask, I'll do my best to answer them!  
 
Till then, heres another "Steam Display" case loaded full! †


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« Reply #223 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 2:43pm »
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Ok, now again, from top shelf to bottom shelf, left to right:
 
Top shelf:
A Rivarossi B&O 0-4-0 C-16A "Dockside" #99, a Mantua B&O 4-6-0 B-30 "old Timer" #1366, and a Mantua B&O 4-4-0 G-1 "Old Timer" #25 General.
 
Second shelf down:
A Mantua B&O 4-6-2 P-7 "President Washington" #5300, and a Mantua B&O 4-4-2 A-3 #1430.
 
Third shelf down:
A TYCO Western Maryland 2-8-0 H-7A #707, a Bachmann Western Maryland 2-8-0 H-9 #834.
 
Forth shelf down:
A IHC B&O 2-8-2 Q-4 # 4403, and a TYCO B&O 0-8-0 L-2 #843.
 
All the Mantua engines seen here are factory, except one, the 4-6-0 B-30, he was custom painted and detailed as a B&O Merger engine, and has had internal repowering, again my Cannon can motor powers him!
 
The President Washington, is a Mantua Collectable from 1996.  
 
All the TYCO locomotives are really wild engines, they're ALL dummies! But roll very nicely and are GREAT pushers! Or for double and tripple heading trains! The TYCO 0-8-0 B&O L-2 began life as a TYCO 2-8-0, with the tender power (as all the TYCO's seen here were), with its original tender removed, and a Rivarossi 0-8-0 tender used, and pilot truck removed, and a custom paint job makes him look really good!  
 
Now, the IHC 2-8-2 Q-4 is the really oddball here! (I know the tenders wrong, but thats about to change I got the correct tender I just have to custom paint it to match the engine!) Anyway, It has the elephant ears as #4403 had, and a different smoke stack to match the Kalchap one that was on it in real life. I have also done away with the original motor and added my own Cannon motor with flywheel, being this engine IS not the Premier series engines from IHC it only had a smoke unit, (notice I said "had") being the smoke unit didn't work when I got him, and even so, if it did work, the smoke units make a mess!), but anyway, I added my own motor to make him pull with all my other engines! Plus I added as much weight as I could!
 
ENJOY! More pictures to come!


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« Reply #224 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 2:45pm »
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on Apr 29th, 2007, 1:49pm, EM-1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Forgot to mention tom,
I too am partial to the B&O, Western Maryland, Chessie System, and CSX. Sorry ole buddy, but I'm not a Conrail collector. (I've done some serious paint jobs over ex-Conrail units over the years!)  
 
My next engine, is going to a fellow site member, Mike Spooler..... Hey mike heres a look at your next.................Western Maryland, GP-9, #40 with the 3M graphics!

John,
Like the rest of your work excellent! Also you have a very big collection of very nice locos! Keep up the good work!
-Mike


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« Reply #225 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 2:59pm »
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Mike,
If you only knew! The recent diesel pictures I've posted are my most recent completions! The pictures of the display cases are steamers that I have gotten and completed over a span of 10 years or more! (You have to remember I been doing custom work since 1988!)
 
Thing is, I've ran out of display case room! (My wife wants to hang me! LOL) but I have TONS of things in boxes thats not displayed!
 
My shop began life as a custom detail/custom paint for the first 5 years, and since that time 1993 till the present, I've done and do repairs, custom builds you name it, I now do it. Take into concideration, alot of my older first time custom jobs, aren't completely correct, but thats I'm correcting one engine at a time to make it prototypical or very close to it.
 
I guess its safe for me to say that I do the type work "Bev-Bel" once done..... Only, I do alot more to Locomotives, then they did! Thing is, where my business is different, I actually make the kits RTR! Where they made custom done "kits" for the buyer to assemble. Not to mention Bev-Bel only worked with Athearn kits, where as I do it to all sorts of companies.
 
But, as always Mike, thanks for the kind words! It sure is difficult keeping up with family, and the shop! Plus my regualr 40 hours a week job at the school! But, I seem to keep up!!!!


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« Reply #226 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 7:00pm »
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This is my newest steam locomotive. It's the Revell/Monogram NYC J3 Hudson. I've done a few changes such as adding wire handrails for the running board ladders, adding a "tailpiece" (the rear part of the engine frame under the cab), adding a facsimile of a stoker engine, and putting handrails on the rear of the cab. I figure even a 16 dollar non-operational engine can still be made to look nice.

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« Reply #227 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 7:05pm »
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Here's the rear of the cab.

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« Reply #228 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 11:25pm »
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nkp_h6,
Your right! Even those models can look good! (specially for around a roundhouse or engine house around a turntable or the like!)
 
But the work you did to the static model looks really well! NICE WORK! Got any more??


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« Reply #229 on: Apr 30th, 2007, 2:14pm »
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Cool pics. I like that NYC engine
 
Anthony


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« Reply #230 on: May 2nd, 2007, 11:13pm »
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And now, a pair of HO scale F59PHI's from Athearn....
 
...wearing the Trinity Rail Express colors...
 
One in the middle of being renumbered....
 
These are no longer available from Athearn....
 
EM-1.... i finally got these rewired!!!!


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« Reply #231 on: May 22nd, 2007, 4:22pm »
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dehammon,
NICE work! I take it that the rewiring those 2 loco's wasn't going to be easy!
 
Sorry it took so long to reply. (I must have forgotten to check the little box for notification of replies!
 
I just took and reserected a Atlas GP-38 high nose. Prior to me getting it, who ever owned this loco had ran it till the motor overheated, and melted the sides, I cut out all the bad, and added new sides, of the long hood and walkways, and then took a Atlas GP-40 low nose shell that was wrecked as well, and replaced the high nose and cab of the GP-38, with the low nose cab and cab from the GP-40. And made sure I added a GP-38 exhaust, going to cut off the original stacks. to make this engine a GP-39, that will fit right onto a GP-40 powered frame by Atlas. (These are the older 1980's Atlas loco's.). Once all the "body work" is done, it will be painted up for a Chessie System C&O GP-39.


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« Reply #232 on: May 22nd, 2007, 7:40pm »
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My Bachman Northern,which is on the DL right now.

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« Reply #233 on: May 22nd, 2007, 10:45pm »
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Chessie,
You know that 4-8-4 would make a GREAT T-1 Chessie Steam Special! †Nice locomotive none the less!
 
Actually I'm working on a loco just like that to be a Western Maryland J-1 Potomac actually. But its a long way off from being just that (I have alot of part to get before I can really begin. I need to get a good powered frame from Bowser first..... I wan to make it run before I do all the detailing to it.


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« Reply #234 on: May 24th, 2007, 5:27pm »
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Thanks!Here's a good roster shot of the 806.

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« Reply #235 on: May 25th, 2007, 4:48pm »
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Thatís not a bad idea. I can see that with some work
 
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« Reply #236 on: May 25th, 2007, 4:57pm »
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on May 24th, 2007, 5:27pm, Chessie 2101 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks!Here's a good roster shot of the 806.

I love your "train room"


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on May 25th, 2007, 4:48pm, anthonyd_SRR wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thatís not a bad idea. I can see that with some work
 
Anthony

 
Which one can you see with work? Possibly both? Yes It would be some work, but It can be done.


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I could see the northern being turnrd into 2101
 
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« Reply #239 on: May 25th, 2007, 5:21pm »
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Anthony,
Yes it would make a GOOD Chessie T-1. However, with alittle more work it could also be made into a Western Maryland J-1 as well. (I know, I'm going to be making me one, at the same time I'm building Spooler a Western Maryland scenic #734)  


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