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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2018 08:20 pm
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Today I will start to post some pics of my seventh (!) Tetsudo Mokei Sha / Roco hybrid.

This particular one varies from previous models, as it has a drive from a Prussian E71 by Roco,
while previous conversions were built on Swiss Be4/6 underframes. 

The Be4/6 is a perfect fit...
however it became boring to do the same thing over and over.

This is the loco - or what remained of her - as I bought it in California. 










The E71 is a strange contraption... small steeple-cab body on an articulated frame, required extensions to accept pilot trucks.

First I tried with Rivarossi GG1 trucks... looked awful.
Too large, too modern for this old thing.










In the pictures its possible to see remains of the original E71 body... 
the engine room / cab assembly is a casting that in fact is the frame that holds everything together. 
Next try .... precious old PFM tender trucks..... exactly what I had in mind! :glad:





Built end platforms from diamond thread brass sheet, brass channels and brass wire - soldered PSC trolley pilots to them. 





Right now I am assembling the body that has been painted Armor Yellow by now; 
have removed the damaged louvers and replaced them with wire mesh.
 
Hope to be able to post pictures of progress in the next days.

Gerold


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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2018 10:59 pm
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:apl::apl::apl::2t:



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 Posted: Sat Dec 22nd, 2018 12:13 am
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Hi Gerold  :wave:



I'm just thinkin' HEY ! how  C :cool: :cool: L  is it to say ...

... I'm runnin' a  4-4-4-4  !  :P



If only I could ever loosen the wallet-hinges for a moment ...

... to score a Bachmann 2-4-4-2 for  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.  butchery !  ;)



Dream on .  .   .   L:



I just LOVE anything overhead 'lecy anyway !

( except anything 1:1 with 'British Railways' painted on it ! )  ;) ;)



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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 Posted: Sun Dec 23rd, 2018 01:46 am
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This is going to be a fun project to follow.



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Weather is so-so in Vienna...  enough for an quick outdoor shot.

A friend has done black Cal-P decals for me, I have put them on Microscale red decal sheet.

They look nice and sharp in RL... overcast sky and my amateur photography produced a less than ideal result.

Now for the pantographs and headlights! 





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 Posted: Wed Dec 26th, 2018 02:58 pm
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almost finished...

body only dropped on chassis for the picture, as I was afraid sun might disappear soon.

Only a few little things left.

Behind her, a Westside B&O auxilliary tender...

tried another style Cal-P decals on it so it got in the picture.





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WOW! How good is that!

Super neat paint job including the chassis.





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