A week or so ago drawings were posted on one of the yahoo groups I belong to of four different Chinese Steam Engines. A follow-up message listed several YouTube Video's showing one of these engines. It was listed on the video as a "Chinese Steam - C2". The C2 in the video was an old looking 0-8-0 pulling a large coal tender.
I decided to build a "freelance" version of the Chinese C2 in HOn30. Links for more videos were posted showing the Chinese C2. This is one of the videos:
I have an older N scale Bachmann 2-8-0 that I will use as the donor and bash it into my "freelance" HOn30 version C2. The large tender is big enough to house one of my Radio Control Systems powered by a Team Lois 7.4 volt Battery.
1. N Scale Bachmann 2-8-0 donor with Tender Shell removed.
2. Boiler shell removed.
3. Brass Tubing used for new Boiler.
5. Card Stock pattern mockups for Engine Cab and Tender.
6. Radio Control System: Stanton RC Receiver and Team Lois 7.4 volt Battery.
7. Stanton RC Receiver in Tender first.
8. Team Lois 7.4 Volt Battery on top of Stanton RC Receiver.
ddonley wrote: I see that you're making the sand dome and steam dome separate, and the valves seem to be slide valves. That's really cool, it will really give this loko it's own look.Hi,
I have tried to find more information and better pictures about the steam dome on this engine. So far only a few pictures and they don't give me enough information.
Anyway, if I come up with something that looks enough like the steam dome in the picture I will use it.
I have to work with the donor engine that I have and most of what I am doing is for the first time. I am learning how to do some of this as I go and I will be very happy if the engine still runs when I am finished.
That's totally cool, it doesn't have to be exactly like the real deal (unless that's what you want), a unique engine will be, well, unique. I also give you credit for doing this for the first time, I still haven't gotten over that wall.