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« Reply #120 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:44pm »
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Ladies and Gents,
I have been quiet for quite a while but not on purpose. I have been busy busting my butt on this project and work. So going to post up various pictures to show how the loco has gotten to where it is now.
 
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« Reply #121 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:46pm »
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Shows how the cab is assembled. Screwed together with 4-40 button head screws to simulate rivets.


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« Reply #122 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:49pm »
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Shows my door assembled with hinges and the door knob actually works to lock and unlock the door. Door knob assembly was made from R/C car servo mounting kit.
 
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« Reply #123 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:50pm »
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This is how she looks as 1 piece.
 
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« Reply #124 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:52pm »
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This is how she looks under the hood presently. The controller is a Syren 50. Plus the re is a beta version of a new sound system being developed. So she also sports a amp and 2 5 1/4" speakers which are not pictured.

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« Reply #125 on: May 27th, 2014, 11:58pm »
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Finally her she is out at her first meet 2 weekends ago. My boy and wife out for a ride. She ran flawless!

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« Reply #126 on: Jun 1st, 2014, 11:30am »
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on May 27th, 2014, 11:50pm, fresnojay wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is how she looks as 1 piece.
 
Jason

 
hi jason!  good to see your project coming up to running operation.  as you may have guessed in the past, i'm not the biggest fan of plum cove models or the light running gear  that they champion.  i'll keep my reasons to myself, but believe me, i celebrate that your model operates (flawlessly) and especially that your family can now join you in your hobby!  enjoy it!  know that when it is completed...ya gotta build something else and post it here on railfan!  


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« Reply #127 on: Jun 1st, 2014, 2:04pm »
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Moose,
Thanks for the kind words...I think, lol. I don't blame your dislike of the cheap running gear. But for many it works and works well.  
 
Oh in case you didn't notice the beast is not a Plum Cove. In fact she has them on weight by a good 250#. Plus has a complete chassis and is actually built chassis wise almost spot on per 23T prototype. The journals are a liberty but hey 9 out of 10 isn't bad.
 
Here is a pic showing a comparison between a PC and the beast.
 
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« Reply #128 on: Jun 1st, 2014, 6:09pm »
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on Jun 1st, 2014, 2:04pm, fresnojay wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Moose,
Thanks for the kind words...I think, lol. I don't blame your dislike of the cheap running gear. But for many it works and works well.  
 
Oh in case you didn't notice the beast is not a Plum Cove. In fact she has them on weight by a good 250#. Plus has a complete chassis and is actually built chassis wise almost spot on per 23T prototype. The journals are a liberty but hey 9 out of 10 isn't bad.
 
Here is a pic showing a comparison between a PC and the beast.
 
Jason

 
 
jason:  you are to be congratulated and i am to be forgiven!  wise choice!  ...and if you happen to look at the autocad thread, you will see the beginnings of the g3 23 ton 2ft gauge loco.  maybe one day we can have a ge loco gathering?!


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« Reply #129 on: Jun 1st, 2014, 9:55pm »
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Moose,
Looks like you are on your way. ACAD takes a bit to get used to but once you get it things will flow. I used to be fluent in ACAD back in the day and designed a few houses in my distant past. One of which was actually built. Never could get the 3D rendering though. Always fascinated me what could be done.  
 
As for a GE meet I am all for it. My wheel sets are easily re-gaugeable to 7.25". Was a feature designed into them from jump. I also have another close friend that is in the process of beginning a build of a narrow gauge 23T that is easily 60% bigger than mine and close to the size of the new RMI one. He proudly boasts that his will be more detailed than the RMI one though .
 
Jason


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« Reply #130 on: Jun 19th, 2014, 6:33pm »
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on Jun 1st, 2014, 9:55pm, fresnojay wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Moose,
Looks like you are on your way. ACAD takes a bit to get used to but once you get it things will flow. I used to be fluent in ACAD back in the day and designed a few houses in my distant past. One of which was actually built. Never could get the 3D rendering though. Always fascinated me what could be done.  
 
As for a GE meet I am all for it. My wheel sets are easily re-gaugeable to 7.25". Was a feature designed into them from jump. I also have another close friend that is in the process of beginning a build of a narrow gauge 23T that is easily 60% bigger than mine and close to the size of the new RMI one. He proudly boasts that his will be more detailed than the RMI one though .
 
Jason

 
the 23 ton machine on the drawingboard is the one at mngr.  clamored for and got quite a bit of data to study for it.  painfully slow!


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« Reply #131 on: Jun 20th, 2014, 12:29am »
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I can totally understand the slow going. I have entered the detailing phase and it seems I can't make any headway. Other hobby obligations, work, family, and such just keep getting in the way.  
 
Hope to get back on track so to say in the next week or 2. Also have to start making weekend trips again to help a fellow steamer tear down his steamer to put the new jacket on his new boiler and fix some leaks. But the bright side to that is I always end up with some fun tid bits that will make there way onto or into my loco . I currently have some nice brass headlights, steel wire for grabs, and some steps to be added already.
 
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« Reply #132 on: Jun 24th, 2014, 7:27pm »
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Jason, the box cab is coming along nicely.

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« Reply #133 on: Jun 26th, 2014, 2:51am »
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Thanks Bobby.  
 
Hope to get back on it again here in a week or 2. Finishing up some other Hobby obligations both steam and otherwise. Then my calendar should be free to get her on the way to completion.  
 
Jason
 
P.S. If anyone is interested here is a link to the newest Video of the loco running. I have others as well on my channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLs5JjHLPO0&list=UUGONAPE2c-CPF26coacRX_Q


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on Jun 26th, 2014, 2:51am, fresnojay wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks Bobby.  
 
Hope to get back on it again here in a week or 2. Finishing up some other Hobby obligations both steam and otherwise. Then my calendar should be free to get her on the way to completion.  
 
Jason
 
P.S. If anyone is interested here is a link to the newest Video of the loco running. I have others as well on my channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLs5JjHLPO0&list=UUGONAPE2c-CPF26coacRX_Q

 
cool, jason!


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