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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2019 11:55 am
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Thank you a lot, Doug. :2t:


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Woodie, thanks for the kind words and encouragement,
and I am intending to change the trucks for either Forney trailing trucks of which I have a pair or Slimrails TK3 freight trucks -
if I can still get them!




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Hi Doug  :wave:



A New Year ...

... & a NEW loco for those 'wheel count' obsessed Updah loggers !



I LIKE IT !!  :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg: :bg:


It looks complex.  :java::brill:



:cool:



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Thanks Si and I'm now getting more of the boilertop bling in place with the addition of the rear cylinders' steam pipes made from laminated styrene sheet and the cable with a plaited cotton shroud that powers ceiling downlighters, a boiler top bell, a headlamp in front of the smokestack, ironmongery added to the domes, the original Mantua whistle and valve moulding, a Westinghouse air pump not yet plumbed in and the number removed from the cab sides.


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Everything is just perched on board at the moment as I don't want to fix anything until I'm sure it's right and it will be easier to mess around with the boiler adding speakers and DCC wiring without risking knocking off some other bits. 

Removal of the cabside numbers was managed with a very light sanding to loosen the top surface and then patient rubbing with an IPA soaked cloth and the use of fingernails. Quite effective in the end! A quick spray of Halford's satin black acrylic covered up any minor score marks.

I'm getting closer to needing to fit a decoder somewhere, most likely in the tender, so I'd better get on to buying one and I can then think about any other wiring that will be necessary. I had thought of fitting the original Mantua's small head and tail lamps as marker lights onto the pilot deck but this might be a little over the top. I'll see how the mood takes me in due course.



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I want a film of it running at Updah!!!

It looks great already, Doug.

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I love it!
And the slope back tender will really be something special.
Great job so far, please post a video when you have the "first run" or just any run.

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Thanks chaps.

It will have a first run video - but I suspect that's quite a way off at the moment.

As I said, I've yet to acquire a suitable decoder!





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Hi Doug  :wave:



Lookin' good ...

... she stopped being No.12 though.  :f:



I quite liked that big ol' fashioned styleee '12' on the cab.  :P



:old dude:   I THOUGHT THAT WAS FOR 12 WHEELER SONNY !



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Nah!
The Updah stable doesn't number its locos Si, there's too many of 'em!
Some get pet names though like The Beast and Limpin' Lulu.
And of course the steam tram that hauls Madamme Molly's Comfort Cars is known by the crew as Easy Rider!





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Rather a lot to say although not so much done but having decided that the sugarcube speaker would be located in the smokebox for more realistic sound positioning and spent ages drilling out the smokestack and its fitting ring to suit and to let sound escape, I just knew a problem would rear its head - and it did! The smokebox front wouldn't quite fit into its original position as the speaker turned out to be just a tad too deep.


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Don't know how I missed this in the first place but I did and a solution had to be found. The first choice was to file a few thou off the outside of the speaker enclosure walls which would have been possible but I doubted that the speaker itself would sit securely on the reduced enclosure in an airtight position so altering the sound characteristics.

The second option was to remove the metal weight in the boiler and file an amount off its front edge sitting inside the smokebox so allowing  the speaker to sit further back in theboiler unit. Looking at the work done to date and the "appendages" attached to the boiler, I decided I was more likely to cause irreparable damage in the process - me and my clumsy hands! - so that option was shelved. 

The third and as I saw it final option was to enlarge the smokebox depth by adding a small ring of plastic to the rear of the smokebox front, so moving it outwards slightly and allowing the necessary room for the speaker to sit where it could. Needless to say, I didn't have a suitably sized and thin enough walled styrene tube to hand so started looking around elsewhere. And blow me down if I didn't spot the cap on a spray mister bottle that looked about right. It wasn't needed on the mister so could be sacrificed and being very slightly conical would yield an almost exactly fitting ring of plastic - if I could overcome my latent ability to not cut things in true lines!

However after downing sufficient tranquillisers and brave pills, I managed to cut the required ring from what turned out to be a very floppy plastic cap and managed to get it to fit over the original securing tangs of the smokebox front plate.


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Gently sanded back to the edges of the tangs left just enough room for the speaker without elongating the smokebox too much so I guess a result.


h (5) by slateworks, on Flickr

So with that problem solved - and all the bits are still just perched in place - I was able to get on with other things.The headlamp has had its LED installed and the wiring taken back through the boiler to the cab area as has the speaker and a cooling coil has been attached over the air tank with a similar but finer version on the other side made up from original donor parts.

  
h (6) by slateworks, on Flickr

The tender has had its trucks changed to the nicer and chunkier Slimrails TK3 freight trucks and has acquired a backup lamp which has also had its LED installed, the wiring sitting in the tender body awaiting a decoder to link it to - and of course a resistor which I must not forget!

i (1) by slateworks, on Flickr

i (3) by slateworks, on Flickr

This all reminds me that I must buy a decoder or all this becomes somewhat pointless but in the meantime I may try to blacken the motion although I suspect this won't be easy being shiny metal, but what ever is! I've also noticed that somehow I've messed up the painting of the smokestack - I suspect it went on too thick and ran - so I also need to strip that back and repaint it. 



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