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My Friend Bill Martinsen build a Plymouth 2 1/2 tons at 1/13.7 scale. He has always the flair to find good model with a strong character. His model inspires me a lot. Bill Martinsen kindly send me datas and photos of the models.



I choose to build it with my friend Jean-Pierre Duval two Plymouths (one for each) because we have  complementary competencies and we find fun to build it in common. We decided to build them in 3D and 2d with CNC machine in order to gain time and eventually to share it with other modelers. Jean-Pierre Duval is a talentuous modeler in 3D / 2D, he has already built a lot of locos at various scales.



This is the model from advertising






This is the true model






This is the version made by Jean-Pierre Duval










For those who are interesting to do the plymouth, they can order the various parts on theses links




http://www.sculpteo.com/en/design/grappe-attelages/TCxCQYFY?uuid=dbkzFQrSnWBwFrukJOguud#tab=



http://www.sculpteo.com/en/design/grappe-accessoires/AFcqoJGz?uuid=G72l1JrM0WNzsXjzhs7Hbe#tab=





http://www.sculpteo.com/en/design/grappe-capot-moteur-plymouth-78n2/fHdyHTFh?uuid=gnWV8gYEqMZsXXKU78Jcnh#tab=



http://www.sculpteo.com/en/design/plymouth-t5-grappe-chassis-78n2/tjVQypvS?uuid=wptMgN8YL8QFzZPhkT3tZf#tab=













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Nice work Franck !

COOL lil' locy.

I hope your fishermen can stay off the bottle long enough to read the manual !

( health & safety; and all that jazz )

All the best.

Cheers

Si.

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The bottle is for anti freezing during the winter !

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Oh I see...
...that's OK then !

Has the harbour-master repaired the buffer-stop at the end of the wharf yet ?

I don't see a periscope on the Plymouth.

Si.

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I have not preview an amphibious version of the plymouth.

Jean-Pierre draws a general view of the loco and in a near future will post a complete and detail drawing for the locos

The link for the drawing is http://jpduval.free.fr/Plymouth-2T5/Plymouth-2T5.PDF

You can also visit his web site specialized in live stream garden loco http://jpduval.free.fr/ (the web site is in french but you may find many interesting drawings)

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Haven't posted for a while but the Marion TLC is my favorite locomotive so I think a brief history is in order. Purchased by the City in 1951 for use in their solid waste treatment plant, spent about 40 years in service running around on Decauville type panel track and was retired in the early 1990's. Rather than scrap it, the Marion Union Station Complex stuffed and mounted it and found a kid who did a cosmetic restoration for his Eagle Scout award. In 1998 I photographed and measured it and did a CAD drawing of it which was published here several years ago. (Met the guy who spearheaded the preservation effort and about 4 weeks later all the original City of Marion paperwork regarding the purchase and the Plymouth Erection drawings and part lists appeared in my mailbox!) More recently I have done an O Scale 18" gauge 3d printed version. Nice Job!!!! - Russ
(Passed along the paperwork to Rich Craig at the Alvada Two Footer as they have a 3 ton TGT)

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russn20 wrote: Haven't posted for a while but the Marion TLC is my favorite locomotive so I think a brief history is in order. Purchased by the City in 1951 for use in their solid waste treatment plant, spent about 40 years in service running around on Decauville type panel track and was retired in the early 1990's. Rather than scrap it, the Marion Union Station Complex stuffed and mounted it and found a kid who did a cosmetic restoration for his Eagle Scout award. In 1998 I photographed and measured it and did a CAD drawing of it which was published here several years ago. (Met the guy who spearheaded the preservation effort and about 4 weeks later all the original City of Marion paperwork regarding the purchase and the Plymouth Erection drawings and part lists appeared in my mailbox!) More recently I have done an O Scale 18" gauge 3d printed version. Nice Job!!!! - Russ
(Passed along the paperwork to Rich Craig at the Alvada Two Footer as they have a 3 ton TGT)
thanks for the history. Have you the link for the 3d version at o scale ?

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https://www.shapeways.com/model/377515/on18-plymouth-tl-body.html

You will also need the frame adapter and a Bachmann N scale Plymouth MDT.

[img]http://https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ii5z5CpD0RY/UnFrdH58EqI/AAAAAAAAA_A/voyNVXPPo58/s720/DSCF1142.JPG[/img]Here's a fleet portrait-


Both of these are the original one piece body & frame, I decided to do a separate frame so different bodys could be added. On the right a Minitrains mechanism and a Bachmann on the left. Since these are modified to fit what's available I guess they are Plymouth TRH's:glad:- Russ

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Very interesting, and a cool little prototype! Thanks for posting the drawings.

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We had received the printing







We are satisfied by the quality.

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Wow, that stuff looks great! I wonder if you could scale it down and get some printed in smaller scales?

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Ray Dunakin wrote: Wow, that stuff looks great! I wonder if you could scale it down and get some printed in smaller scales?It's quite complicated and even impossible for some part in 3d. Sorry :sad:

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Jean-Pierre has updated the drawings at scale for the chassis;

Here the link http://jpduval.free.fr/Plymouth-2T5/Plymouth-2T5.PDF

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The project advances : the cnc parts are glued together.

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Holy $4!7 Franck ! ...

... That stuff's BIG !

I know it is ... OK ... but them there's cuttin'-mat squares, is a sure KILLER !

NICE ... we like LARGE ! ( only UNK Bob does it BIGGER )

All the best & seasons greetings

Cheers

Si.

P.S. Franck ...

... Can we have a 'special-feature' about your figures some time ?

Luv 'em !

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The chassis plus the hood







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Simply beautiful work. Please continue sir.

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Here the 2 versions of the motorization with the correct bolt and nuts on the chassis.







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Interesting!

Don't often see a spur and crown gear drive in the model world (although Pittman did one commercially in about 1950)

Nice work Sir! Eager to see the finished loco.


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The loco is nearly finish



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George Clooney ...

... Brad Pitt ...

... James Cagney ...

... Clint Eastwood ...

... Betty Boop !!!

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I agree with the judges in Herb's post.

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WOW Thats amazing!!! Nice work, I can't wait to see it when it is finished.
I have a couple questions: What gauge track dose this run on(45MM?)? Do you plan on adding sound to it? Also what power source do you plan to use, RC or or standard DC?
Congrats on an awesome locomotive!


Murphy J.

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FriscoMurph wrote: WOW Thats amazing!!! Nice work, I can't wait to see it when it is finished.
I have a couple questions: What gauge track dose this run on(45MM?)? Do you plan on adding sound to it? Also what power source do you plan to use, RC or or standard DC?
Congrats on an awesome locomotive!


Murphy J.
Thank you for the comment.

This loco run on 45 mm track (but in reality the gauge was custom made from 18 " to broad gauge). It will run with dcc for my loco and the loco of my friend will be battery powered.

For the sound, The loco is equiped with a decoder without sound. The trick is that I have another sound decoder (esu one) under the table link in paralell conected to a subwoofer plus 2 satellites in order to have an excellent sound and loud also because I do exhibition.

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Thank you for the information.
I like the semi-open cab on this plymouth. I once was looking at a plymouth that a guy had for sale. This engine had a fully closed cab. It was like an oven. To make matters worst it had an old metal tractor seat in it. Ouch!!!
My father didn't purchase the engine(I was only 14 at the time). If he had though, I would have made the cab more like the one on your model. I also would have bought a small cushion for the seat :)

Murphy J.

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The project keeps going.

The left one (battery powered) is built and the right one (dcc fitted) is on the way.

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:hyp::hyp: Absolutely magnificent work!

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the complete technical drawings in 7 pages

http://jpduval.free.fr/Plymouth-2T5/Plymouth-2T5.PDF

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I begin to paint loco even if it is not finished to be weathered.






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I have just finished to paint my plymouth.

Here the result. Now I have to start the second one







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Now the second unit :

It's the same as the number one except that it's for me.

Jean-Pierre Duval has done a superb work.

I have to finish it, paint it and weather it.



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Wow, very well done paint job!

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Excellent!

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That's a great looking little loco.

Cheers Dan

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Just catching up with this one and a nice job you are making of this little critter
Does any one out there have any measurements or plans for these small Plymouths even if its just the wheel size and wheel base would be a start
Thanks
Stuart

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Very nice drawings here - http://jpduval.free.fr/Plymouth-2T5/Plymouth-2T5.PDF

Bill Martinsen

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Bill M wrote: Very nice drawings here - http://jpduval.free.fr/Plymouth-2T5/Plymouth-2T5.PDF

Bill Martinsen
Hi Bill,

Thank you for your answer !

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Thanks for the info -very useful- things could even start happening now !
Stuart

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Old Dog wrote: Thanks for the info -very useful- things could even start happening now !
Stuart
Go to the page 1 to find the useful links in order to order the spare parts if you don't want to do it by yourself.

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I know that this is an older thread, but I still feel compelled to comment.

I got a chance to ride on one of these. It was the Union Railroad of Oregon and it was their only locomotive.

Big time stuff.

The loudest thing on these things is the transmission. Inside the cab the sound of that transmission is like to take your head off.

Reg

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Thank you for your message.

It is remind me that I have to finished this second locomotive.

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Hi Franck

Thanks for Posting all this great Plymouth stuff.
A really nice lil' prototype for sure.

I saw quite a nice Plymouth for 1:35n2 recently.
A resin-kit made by http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk

Christmas is coming !!

:moose:

All the best.

Si.

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Si:
link no good. I used  http://smallbrookstudio.co.uk/ and works. Don't ask me why...
Jose.

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Hi,

This model is a very fine.

I have to find courage to build my second plymouth.


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