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 Posted: Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 05:44 pm
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This may be closer gauge wise to what you have in mind
Model A based, either 24" or 30", not sure...



My avitar photo is also a Brookville......
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 Posted: Mon Dec 24th, 2012 10:33 am
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Now that is what I call a "critter"...it makes me want to build one also.

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Well, here is the Brookville-ish project. It certainly isn't a raving beauty but I think it's coming along fairly well for my skill level. If there is one thing I'd change, I'd like it to be sitting on a bigger set of wheels. As it is, it's 1:35 scale and it's sitting on a Bachmann On30 frame.

It obviously needs some clean up work and it needs to be painted. Those crazy military figures are kind of a pain. I never imagined that guy was assembled from 14 different pieces that didn't really fit together very well. I bought some Squadron green putty to fill the seams with. Then I'll try my hand at painting a figure. I'm imagining that part won't turn out as well as Id like.

Anyway, I'm not thin skinned at all. Please hit me with any constructive criticism you may have.









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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 01:26 am
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Oh and Dallas, if you're looking at those photos above. Look really hard at that roof. I think you might recognize it.



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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 10:58 am
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As I'm looking at the photos I'm noticing things I don't notice as much just looking at the model itself. I think photos have a way of putting things in a better perspective.

Here are my proposed changes. Let me know what you think. My posts for holding up the roof look too big in diameter. I'd like them to be half that size maybe. My roof is a little too low too. I'm thinking I might bump up another scale half foot or so. I can't tell from the full scale photos if a man could actually stand upright inside that cab.

What do you guys think?

Last edited on Fri Jan 4th, 2013 01:10 am by mwiz64



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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 11:36 am
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Howdy Mike, I agree that the roof needs a little more height. While I love "skull cracker" roofs, this one may be a bit too low. And yes, the supports need to be a shade thinner. Here I might suggest using some brass "rod", say .060 or .100 or so for the supports. Styrene would be a bit too flimsy for this. Otherwise, she's a great looking model and will be a fine 1:35 critter. You might get a standing dude to see how much height you would like, he may not have to actually stand up inside the cab but be able to get in without crawling on the cab floor! Excellent work.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 11:51 am
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Thanks, Woodie.

I'm not too sure I like my roof overhanging that much on the sides either. Maybe I'll just cut the cab off and start over completely on that part. One of the nice things about where I work. It's a 2 minute drive to the LHS. I can just pop in on lunch and get what I need.



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OK, how about this-get a sheet of .020 or so brass sheet and make a simple curved roof then solder the supports to that. You might drill appropriate size holes in the roof where the supports would be and once soldered together, the roof would be sturdy and have "details" on the top. Get enough materials to do the job and make one...if that don't cut it then make another (experience) and choose the best one. Save the other for another loco or as "junque" behind the engine house.

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Once again, the answer will be "it depends" or "whatever."   On this loco, obviously there's no standing room in the cab ... in fact, that's quite typical of many small locos where the cab roof may be around 6' from the ground.  It DOES take some acrobatics to get into these things ... not only that, but many had exposed chain drive components without safety shields, etc.  Remember the idea of "expendable crew member" ??



Here's a little loco (not Brookville) that does have standing height in the cab ... I think that the flavor of your bash will best be served by keeping a fairly low cab.

SUGGESTION:  Try raising your cab roof just a LITTLE ... maybe 3 to 6" scale.  Suspect the latter would do the trick.

LOOK, LOOK, LOOK:  At both of the photos above and others preceding in this thread ... the frame has a good bit of HEFT to it ...



Here's some quick imagineering to show how I'd modify what you've got to suit MY tastes ... your mileage may vary!

This photo shows a couple of slices -- add about 4" scale height to cab ... AND add some heft to the deck/frame.  For the latter, I'd probably increase the frame height about .125" actual.

For construction, I'd use either:
a)  .100 x .100 strip around the edge of the existing deck (on top) and then add a new deck from .020" styrene with cut-outs for the motor, etc.  The cut-out for the transmission hump will be smaller than what you measure at the base, because it's rounded and decreases in diameter toward the top.  (Sounds complicated -- it gets skinnier as you go up -- make a paper cut-out first to try it)
b)  .080 x .080 strip with .040" styrene deck.  Either way adds up the same.  The .020" styrene in version A is easier to cut!
c)  Either way, add some matching strip  alongside the motor, etc to brace the new top deck so it doesn't sag near the cut-outs.



So, here's the frame with the heightened deck.  Then make some side skirts from .015" or .020" styrene sheet ... journal covers from .010" styrene strip or sheet ... hinges from .060" half round strip with some .010x.060 strip underneath to make them match up to the journals ... and a few rivets from Tichy or Grandt.

You'll notice that this resembles the first loco in this post a bit! :)



Same thing, but I filled in the gaps where the cab was spiced and put the little dude back together ... and skinnied up the corner posts a bit ... I do think the roof should be narrowed to match the loco (just a little overhang each side and yes I do recognize the part!)



You could do a cab like this if you were feeling adventurous ... but it's NOT necessary.  The Brookvilles generally had the rear-entry cab as you've shown ... I just did this to show how the frame mods take on the flavor and overall proportions of that inspiration loco.

So, there's my 10¢ worth ... I think you're heading in a good direction ... take anything or nothing from what I've shown here!  If it's useful, great ... if not, only 10¢ lost! :cool:



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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 01:50 pm
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@ Woodie,

Make the whole thing outa brass... Hum. Maybe. I just left the LHS. I'm going to give my current plan a try first. If that doesn't meet my expectation, ill give your idea a try.

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