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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2020 08:17 pm
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New project: 

Many traction aficionados may be familiar with the BA&P boxcab models,
which were sold by Ed Suydam long ago.

There were several runs, early ones had only two axles powered,
later the second truck was powered too.

Anyway, some years ago I came across a model of this prototype,
that definitely was completely different, in every respect and detail.

Obviously it was an earlier release, with more crude construction.
edit: My research brought up that she was most likely imported and sold by Ken Kidder. 

To my dismay, it was a dummy, I did not realize then,
but today I am rather sure it was motorized when new.

Put it away for "future work".










Later again, I purchased a number of leftover parts from Ed Suydams estate. 

Amongst this, a brass floor with one power truck and a un-motorized truck.
Immediately my dummy loco came to my mind.

When unpacking, I checked both loco and floor assembly,
a number of differences, maybe an earlier and later run. 





This week I made up my mind and disassembled the dummy.
Removed the bolster, which I consider to be later additions, and the large air tanks.

After this, the new floor dropped right in! 

Next step will be to add attachment points for it.
Mysteriously, there are no holes in the floor suitable to bolt it to the body ?

 ???

 

Last edited on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 02:35 pm by corv8



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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2020 10:03 pm
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That's curious about the lack of mounting holes in the floor.

Project sounds like fun, bringing life to an oldie.





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Kitbash0n30 wrote:  
That's curious about the lack of mounting holes in the floor.


Had the solution for the mystery right in front of me, in the display cabinet.

Checked those genuine Suydam boxcabs,
They have screws in the middle of the floor only, not at the corners as usual.

My floor has slots in the respective places too (visible in the third picture),
which I thought served another purpose.

My guess is the Ken Kidder was manufactured by the same Japanese craftsman,
that later did Suydams models, so certain details were carried over.

Have already soldered attachment points to the body.

Now tinkering with a Canon motpr and the spring belt drive.

 



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 Posted: Thu Mar 19th, 2020 06:46 pm
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Hi Gerold  :wave:



Great work, on an unusual & interesting looking locomotive as usual !  :thumb:




Always a bit of 'the genius'  :brill:  with your vintage refurbs. !  :dt:


I look forward to forthcoming installments.  :cool:



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Assembled her yesterday evening... 

And looked in vain for those decals I bought from Rich Meyer,
before Champ closed for good... 

:bang: 


Rather straightforward job.

Mixed some dark gray to satin black (Revell). 

Apparently those motors were all black most of its life,
no fancy stripes, not even painted grabs and handrails.
 
First pic shows her next to a Suydam boxcab of the same prototype.
Very similar but a number of details have been changed. 

BTW, I goofed when writing the first post... 
She was most likely imported by Ken Kidder of San Franzisko.
 
I mentioned Ed Suydam - who also sold BA&P boxcabs,
but failed to clarify this. 












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