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South Shore '700' Class Motors - 1:87 Scale
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 Posted: Thu Apr 9th, 2020 11:33 am
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Opening the doors was easy... 
Heat them with the BIG soldering iron until they dropped in.

Need to make spacers to make them recessed like on #701 + #702.
This was old style engineering, form following function.
 
On #703 - #707, the South Shore forces moved the doors out,
to give the locos a more streamlined look.


Will post links to prototype pics later today,
to illustrate the conversions done in 1:1 scale.


No chance for interior...

Although these are hefty things,
the actual volume available in the carbody is very limited.
 
Motor, flywheel, electronics pretty fill up all. 
Especially the center section is very low.




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A few pictures to give a background to my experiments....



This is a R-2 still in NYC configuration....
Then they went to the South Shore and were rebuilt.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4590126



#702 obviously retired, with the low roof and pantographs on "stilts".

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4613349



#703 with raised cab roofs.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1572746



#707 also with raised cab roofs, and zebra stripes at the ends.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4381397




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Spent several hours cutting and soldering the third body...

 



To my great consternation I found that the side doors,
were NOT recessed on the prototype.
 
I have a picture that gives this illusion, and I didn't double check.
So had to solder them back into the body, in the original position.
 
Body is mostly finished for primering now,
only the "stilts" for the pantographs are still missing.







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So had to solder them back into the body, in the original position.

You DIDN'T throw them away right after removing them?

This is not proper modeling behavior!

Jose.




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So had to solder them back into the body, in the original position.

You DIDN'T throw them away right after removing them?

This is not proper modeling behavior!


Jose

I NEVER throw away anything! 

You know why.... 
I think I have every part I have removed from any model, in the last fifty years, stored somewhere.

Sometimes it happens that I misplace something.... 
Surely I will desperately need the particular part within the next two weeks. 

 



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