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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2013 04:14 pm
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Herb,

I didn't airbrush it. I hand painted it and weathered it with Bragdon powders. I do want to get the rods and such, more weathered. Thanks for the idea. They are just too shiny like they are. That said, I don't want to over do them and make them hard to see.

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Yes, she is a winner! Now, I like a yeller loco but the color is just fine. Battery you say? Check the r/c store, LOSI and some others make 200MAH jobs that would fit inside the cab. You just need to consider "creative cramming" here. Take her down to the store and see what will fit...I know you ain't a stranger at r/c stores!

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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2013 05:33 pm
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200s eh.... I've not played with any batteries that small before. Ill check Hobby King to see what they have. My LHS won't have anything like that but HK puts their battery dimensions on their website AND they are a dirt cheap source for lipo batteries.

The color isn't exactly what I'd originally had in mind but as I applied it I thought it looked a lot like some heavily oxidized paint so I went with it.

I'm pretty happy with it like it is with the aforementioned revisions to the rods.

Thanks, Woodie. Your modeling has been my inspiration. Yeah, lots of others guys here too but you in particular are the guy I think of when I think of Freerails and my modeling and where I want to be with my modeling some day. I won't ever copy you. I just like the level of detail you do and the look you end up with. No it ain't yeller but its a well worn look and that I did want.



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Mike-groovy! You got it.

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At this point the superstructure isn't attached to the frame. One thought is to just install some locator pins at the four corners and then drill some holes in the frame floor for the pins to slide into. Now this will keep the superstructure from sliding around but it won't allow me to pick it up by the roof.

I'm also considering installing some rare earth magnets. You glue one to the frame floor and another magnet oppsite that one on the part you want to hold down. If I place 4 tiny ones at each corner ill have a pretty secure fit. I'm just not sure I want to hassle with the magnets.... Any thoughts?

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Mike-a lot of my locos have superstructures glued on with Elmer's glue. It holds things together but is easy to get apart when needed. Think about that.

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That certainly doesn't look like a newbie scratchbuild! Well done.



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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2013 04:28 am
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Well, that's because I had guys like you giving me good advice along the way. I'm not new to modeling. I've been building R/C planes all my life. I just never built anything like this before. And... I deliberately chose a simple project. I learned long ago that starting simple makes for an encouraging first experience. Now I'm already looking at how I can modify a Bachmann on30 2-6-0 into a 1:35 scale Baldwin 2-6-2T like those used in WWI.

That project comes after the full diorama I intended to build for this critter but the thought process has already started. By the time I actually convert that loco ill have worked out a lot of the issues of the conversion in my mind.

Thanks for the compliment, BTW....

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Brookville is super cool! Instantly made me want to add to my unfinished projects. :) (Until the voices in my head reminded me of the unfinished projects!) :old dude:

Curious how the On30 Mogul sizes out against the 2-6-2T's in 1/35 scale. How's the overall size compare? What about driver size and spacing?



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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2013 02:22 pm
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The Bachmann 2-6-0 isn't ideal in 1/35 but it's not too bad. I laid the model over the 3/8 scale drawing in Narrow Gauge To No Man's Land and the overall size is pretty good. The driver spacing isn't bad. The wheels are a little big. The side rods/valve gear on the Bachmann are a lot simpler. Nobody makes anything where their is such a large space between the boiler and the frame as the 2-6-2T had but... With the right cab, domes and side tanks... and other little details, I think it could be a pretty reasonable "squint your eyes" representation. In fact, the Vulcan version with it's more squared off look might be easier "for me" to build than the Baldwin. I'm still hashing that one out. I like the looks of the Baldwin version better. I'm sure when it's all done, I will want for a more accurate model but this conversion is within my skill level... or at least I think it is right now. I may regret that statement down the road.

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