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 Posted: Wed Sep 10th, 2008 10:30 am
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I have not been posting a lot of late because I went off on another of my little diversions.


Call me unfocused or a rubber gauger...whatever..... I don't care.

I'm just trying to have some fun which is why I took up this hobby. If I can't have fun...well what's the point.

I ran into some large hitches working on my mine roof while using materials I purchased online and had never used before. My old techniques are not working with this new material and I became supremely discouraged after not one but many setbacks due to the unavailability of other materials I use. So I am taking a break.... before I toss the whole thing!





When Bachmann switched the Gas Mechanical over to DCC onboard the old DC GM's were going for about 20 bucks each so I picked up a few of them.


One of the things I always planned to do was use one for a Gn15 type train for my display case.


So That's what I did.





Then I made a 4 wheeled cart for it.








That was so much fun I decided it needed another car and I chose the wooden water tank car styled after the one built for the Sundance Central G scale show layout that was at the National convention in Portland Maine.



















I also have a booklet put out by Tom Yorke of drawings for Gn15 style locos and such.


There was one in there I liked particularly I decided to build.


That's what I am working on at this moment.

Here it is so far.
















A seat for it.








and a small fuel tank.






Now you know.  :c2:



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Shame on you!  :shocked: This is another outrageous example of a totally unfocused, non-productive, whimsical, irresponsible, way to set an example for us to follow.  How dare you have so much fun.  Get back to work on that roof slacker!

 

OK this is honestly way cool!  Love it.  :thumb:I got to tell you the Gn15 stuff has my eyes open wide, especially after seeing that little two foot gauge in Cripple Creek.  The engineer had to drop his head down when he stood up in the cab!;)



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Dave-DEE LIGHT FULL stuff. I could get into Gn15 myself, but I am already called a rubber gauger..at least WE build things while those who gripe...well, I never see what they build. Since I am into 32/35 so heavily, I just might dig all my old On20 (HOn3) stuff and make it into 32n15 or whatever it is. I have a couple of On20 Shays that would probably look totally outrageous with really big cabs and whistles..I may do it! Thanks for the inspiration. Great work, bud!

          Woodie



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I would say that the only detail that seems to be missing (although it may be there, just hiding) is a scale mouse to reside in the seat!

Nice work Dave!



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Very cool Dave. Gn15 is a lot of fun but you better watch out. If you keep jumping scales you can end up going from truck driver to engineer.



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Dave, Dave , Dave.

What are we going to do with you. We turn our our back for five minutes and you   go bonkers, whats got into you.

That is some nice looking fun your having, now stop enjoying yourself and get back to that roof.

Well done :cb:

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Thanks all, glad you like um.

I have found some ferric acid online and will be ordering some up so I can do my roof proper. Stupid radio Shack stopped stocking it here.:bang:



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I like the tank I made, but I decided to redo it to stay more in line with the one on the drawing....the only difference is the fill is on the corner rather than centered.









I kept the cap removable as well.






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Showoff  :) :)

 



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I see you still need to thread the spout and cap...   :bg:

Looks good....and yeah, showoff!!

:bow:

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