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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2019 03:10 pm
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Finally after three of them, I got one with the generator panel, LIONEL 0-27 engine casting's.

Two have made it to the paint shop, need to build a water pump for the third one.


Second one got an air compressor, which started life as a 2 cylinder engine from a motorcycle kit  1/18th scale ?

I found on a dump run years ago.:2t:


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Hi    Ken  :wave:



N  I  C  E  !   engines ... Eh!  :thumb:



I have to say, I am a bit jealous of those THREE !  :shocked:  'Lionel' motors.  :f:

I doubt very much I'll ever find even ONE over here in Blightey.  L:



I'm feeling guilty now as well, cos I aint dun nuffink to that nice 'Lionel' Derrick you sent me ...

... Yet !  ;)



Please, please, please ... paint at least ONE of those monster motors in CAT yellow !
Oh go on ... You know that G.M. had at least 1 prototype in yella out there.  :old dude:



What are the 2 pieces of wire sticking out of 2 of them ?

Partly obscured by the motor, I can't tell if that's an exhaust ? maybe ...

 ... or is it a Clever    Canadian device to hold them when painting ?  ???



I like 'em Ken ... But I'm ever so sad that I'll probably never own one myself.  :sad:



:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:



Si.



It must have gone quite well so far ...

... I notice you haven't Posted any of these  :bang: :bang:  ... Yet !  ;)




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Any GM 71s I have ever operated or worked with were painted grey :shocked:

as I have a few assorted Cat Yellow pieces of equipment, I can live without yet another one :bang: :bang:.


The air compressor is close to a HOLMAN from England, and it came in Black.


I could paint the last one Dark Green to represent the BLACKSTONE engine,

which drives a Wismer & Rawlings 2Meg generator setup, both made in England.

Downside the :bang:  the BLACKSTONE is a 4 Cyl the GM 71s are 6 Cyl engines.


Re the angled piping, these represent the exhaust piping.




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" ... Yellow pieces of equipment, I can live without yet another one :bang: :bang:  "



Hi  :bang:  Ken  :wave:  Eh! 



I don't suppose you're lookin' to buy a nice On30 'Bumblebee' then !  ;)



Mmm ...

... I'm not sure how THIS curious photo got into my collection ...  L:





A 'Western Electric' step-diesel perhaps ?  ???

6 cylinder ?  L:



Anyway, perhaps some  'Lionel' BASH:bang: ing  inspiration may come of it.  :shocked:

Which reminds me ... I should really MEK a few more parts onto my CAT D7 motor !  :cool:



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Between various projects I am working on a model of a 3 Cyl FAIRBANKS-MORSE Type Y Style V oil engine,
which was back up for the Silversmith Power Plant in case of low water for the turbine.

Photos are of a 4 Cyl version which has been through a fire and been exposed to Mother Nature for 50+ years,
yet still has signs of the original factory paint job.


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" Between various projects I am working on a model of a 3 Cyl FAIRBANKS-MORSE Type Y Style V oil engine,
which was back up for the Silversmith Power Plant in case of low water for the turbine.

Photos are of a 4 Cyl version which has been through a fire and been exposed to Mother 
Nature for 50+ years,
yet still has signs of the original factory paint job "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



Great photo of the ol' 4 Cylinder !  :thumb:



Musta bin gooooood paint !  :P



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" I'm not sure how THIS curious photo got into my collection ...  L: "





For anyone interested the photo is at the Roots of Power Museum in Northern California.

The machine is the  ex-Simpson Lumber Washington Ironworks 8-cylinder Estep diesel,
mounted on a Washington Ironworks skidder car also from Simpson.

This set-up was used as the power for the Bingham Creek transfer - reloading trucks to railcars.

Roots of Motive Power got it I think when Simpson stopped high country logging in 1985/6.

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