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 Posted: Sun Feb 28th, 2021 01:04 pm
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New addition to the Cal-P roster.
An old Japanese suburban steamer.

(my guess?) that came with a piece of paper saying "Suzuki & Edwards 2-6-4"
However, I have often seen identical locos in Kawai boxes.





On the auction pictures,
I already noticed a North West Short Line motor lurking in the cab.

Didn't spend much thoughts on it... 
When I took it apart, I noticed she had got a complete rebuild.

From vertical shaft open frame motor driving the rear drivers by worm & gear,
to a NWSL can motor driving the middle axle by means of a "high" NWSL gearbox. 

The previous owner spent a lot of effort on this thing!





Unfortunately, there were some issues...

Gearbox stuck in the frame opening,
and motor attached very loosely to the frame.
Result, a pronounced wobble.

Slightly filing the gearbox and tightening the motor attachment point helped,
and I found a flywheel of unknown origin that **almost** was an exact fit.
The Unimat resolved this!

Then, the trailing truck - an Andrews type - caught my eye, not correct for this application.
Again found something suitable in the parts, a number of small tender sideframes,
only had to fabricate a bolster and fit two 30" axles.





That's the status this weekend.

Body is in primer, maybe it will get a coat of black paint later.




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Update...
Messed up the paint...  :dope:





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Aw man, that's a bit of an inconvenience.







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Kitbash0n30 wrote:  
Aw man, that's a bit of an inconvenience.


Lesson:
Don't paint a loco with smoke deflectors with an rattle can.

Obviously, only bodies with simple flat sides/roof/ends,
are suitable for this treatment.

However, my favorite automotive primer works ok,
it also comes in a rattle can. 

Have washed off the mess with acetone,
primered it again without trouble.

Now will paint her with the airbrush.... 




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Arh, the joys of the hobby,

but this is how we learn not to do it again.

Have fun Gerold.  :bg:

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I knew a guy who had a layout with only prototypes for other countries,
and he'd change them into something that wasn't clear what it was from.

He'd have loved a model like this, and removed the ears.

He bought lots of Bachmann Chinese prototype stuff,
and would re-paint them for his own layout concept,
after swapping out stuff on the locomotives.

He had a alternate reality concept,
that didn't exactly take place in the US or any other actual country,
but everything was in English and had generally US operations and look.

This model reminds me of his work.




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Lee,

Sounds good... Seems he had fun.

Keep in mind I am an Austrian...
I have a slightly different view of things than an US citizen.

It's maybe more acceptable for me to have a Japanese loco,
or, a Baldwin export model, running in a West Coast setting.

I always have steep story up in my shirtsleeves for the occasional nitpicker.

I also remember from old magazines,
that Pennsy types ran on Western theme layouts, and vice versa...

As long as the owners and operators had fun, that's fine.




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At the end of the day...

IT'S YOUR LAYOUT... DO WHAT YOU WANT...  :2t:

Every hobby is there to relieve the mind of stress and other issues.

In the past I have had rivet counters and nitpickers tell me what's not right,
I tell them where the door is, please use it.

Non of them have come back.
Ha ha.

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At the end of the day...  IT'S YOUR LAYOUT...  DO WHAT YOU WANT...

...and be roasted every time.  (_!_)

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Lee B wrote:  
I knew a guy who had a layout with only prototypes for other countries,
and he'd change them into something that wasn't clear what it was from.

He'd have loved a model like this, and removed the ears.

He bought lots of Bachmann Chinese prototype stuff,
and would re-paint them for his own layout concept,
after swapping out stuff on the locomotives.

He had a alternate reality concept,
that didn't exactly take place in the US or any other actual country,
but everything was in English and had generally US operations and look.

This model reminds me of his work.


That sounds like fun to me!  :)


And then I wonder, if your reality is an alternating reality,

is your alternate reality a constant reality?  L:




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