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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2013 11:37 am
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Love it, Dave! The Bachmann 0-6-0 has become my chassis of choice for small backwoods locies (including one with an offset bell!). They run really well and are easy to convert.



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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2013 12:18 pm
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Thanks Brian and Woodie!

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Looks like you are having fun...again.


That I am Woodrow! :glad:

As I posted on your thread, I'm really looking forward to seeing what fun you come up with in your new area of the Mogollon!:pimp:

brianwbc wrote:
The Bachmann 0-6-0 has become my chassis of choice for small backwoods locies (including one with an offset bell!). They run really well and are easy to convert.

They do run well Brian. I have parts on order from Grandt line to do on in the style of the other loco Littlefeild did in the same artical. The plantation loco.



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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2013 02:45 pm
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A little more done before I head in to work.


I was doing a Google Image search for Porter Locos for detailing ideas for the brakeman's side, and came across someones large scale porter with this attached to the air pump.




I'm not sure, but I think it is an excess pressure relief valve or something on that line.

I'm using the air pump off of the Climax that I saved when replacing that, with the casting from the detail kit for that one.

I stuck a toothpick in the end of my moto-tool and used it and an exacto blade as a micro lathe to turn one out.





Then, I drilled a hole in the bottom, bent a bit of brass wire and glued it to that, and then that part to the pump.



Sweet, I think I'll keep it. :pimp:



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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2013 02:56 pm
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Sweet, think I wanna have one ;)



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Dave,

Might be an air filter for the intake. Just a guess.

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Me too Martin, I waited and waited..... still, no one made one for me.:us: :sad:

Figured this was the only way I'd get one. :)



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Bernd wrote:
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Might be an air filter for the intake. Just a guess.

Bernd


Pretty strong guess Bernd, that might be just what it is.:brill:



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I threw some paint on the boiler today.



My eyes are not what they used to be. :f:

I glued the water hatch base on kitty-whumpus, and didn't catch it until I had primer on it. :bang:



I didn't want to wrestle it off, as I epoxied it in place.

So, I just used some Medium viscosity CA on a toothpick, and teased it in the gaps and hit that with accelerator.

Then, another coat of primer over that.



Better.

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, that would have made me nuts.

Now days.....I can live with it. :2t:



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Dave-wrap a length of hose or chain or rope around such things and call it superdetail. If anybody says anything about such, tell em' to eat #$%^ !Or maybe "let's see yours"...that'll get em'.
Looking good, have fun...

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W C Greene wrote: Dave-wrap a length of hose or chain or rope around such things and call it superdetail. If anybody says anything about such, tell em' to eat #$%^ !Or maybe "let's see yours"...that'll get em'.
Looking good, have fun...

Woodie

Careful.... Saying that may get you more than you bargained for.

After seeing how fast Dave works I'm getting embarrased that my 1:35n2 4-4-0 project hasn't progressed much lately. I guess I'd better get my butt back to the shop. Actually, I've learned a few things from this thread that I plan to incorporate in my conversion.

Thanks for the lesson, Dave!

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