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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/23/2014 :  7:21:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Delivering pickles to put on the Christmas trees for good luck.

Lots of beautiful work shown in these photos!

God Jul.

Mike


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Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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alpha_1
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/23/2014 :  7:38:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Magnificent, Hakan! A great gift to share. Merry Christmas!

Cheers,


Gord Schneider
President and Chief Engineer,
Kootenay Lakes Steam & Navigation Company

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 12/24/2014 :  3:23:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you All!

On the Pickle reefer I'm not sure I have it correct with the white ends. I have seen models with green ends so I'm thinking of repainting the ends? If anyone can shed some light on this I would be grateful.

Today I got a great Xmas gift. I won an auction some time ago and the package has finally arrived. As I love 4-4-0 locomotives in all forms I found this locomotive model of Beyer Peacock export to Japan. In Japan it became a class 5500 locomotive. One locomotive is still preserved in Oume Rail Park in Tokyo:
http://www.japaneserailwaysociety.com/jrs/members/etal/class/5540.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JGR_Class_5500

The model itself was stated in the auction to be made by Tenshodo and after some Google search I read that it was made to scale 1/80. But it still is quite a small locomotive. See the comparison photo between the loco and a American 4-4-0 model below.

Well to try to tell a long story short I have been thinking on Americanizing such a loco for some time now. I.e. that my railroad management has imported a English locomotive as a test. The Railroads president at the time Smith-Kingsley is an Englishman so it would seem plausible. I have not read that US imported any locomotives at all except for in the really early days?? I once saw a picture of a Canadian locomotive of English descent heavily "Americanized" from the 1850s. Anyway this is the (crazy) idea.
I have seen pictures of American locomotives imported to for example Norway and Finland in 1870-1900, see links below, and "Europeanized" with buffers etc. I thought it would be fun to make it the other way around.
Norway
http://www.digitaltmuseum.no/011013607893/gallery?query=baldwin&pos=14&count=71
http://www.digitaltmuseum.no/011013607915/gallery?query=baldwin&page=2&pos=40&count=71
http://www.digitaltmuseum.no/011013107628/gallery?query=baldwin&page=2&pos=27&count=71

Finland
http://sparetimelabs.com/animato/animato/3003/3003bb.html

Sweden
http://www.jvmv2.se/forum/index.php?mode=thread&id=46971

Here is also a example from New Zealand
https://www.flickr.com/photos/41631621@N05/8103826112/
With a great Youtube film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLiBYqw_DqQ

The problem has been that anything that has seemed suitable was made to OO scale and way to large for the layout. This model could be used but as it is quite nice I'm now very reluctant to modify it. I have to ponder it over Xmas.

Cheers,
Håkan









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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/24/2014 :  5:35:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It doesn't look quite American or quite British. My inclination would be to leave it alone.

Perhaps there would be some way to add a pilot such that it would be reversible if you changed your mind or wanted the model to retain its value. (My wife and I collect antiques so I tend to not want to mess with things unless a repair or cleaning a finish is needed.)

Congratulations on your purchase. Neat model.

Mike


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masonamerican
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Posted - 12/25/2014 :  05:27:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Mike, I agree I won't do anything on the model except cleaning it and do some touch up. It runs quite nicely with its original motor so I'll try mounting a decoder so I can run it on the big layout. It certainly did not break the bank when purchasing as I got it quite cheaply but it still doesn't feel right to cut it up.

Here is a picture of the Canadian locomotive:

http://www.railwaybob.com/IBO/IBOLocos.html

I'm still intrigued to do a British import "Americanized" but I have to put it on ice for the time being.

Just for the fun of it I thought to show two pictures of a narrow gauge Baldwin that was imported to Sweden. One photo as it looked when it arrived and one after many years of service. Hard to see the origins from the last photo

http://www.samlingsportalen.se/all/CgiText-GetRecord?Table=fg_Foton&QID=913046142&Formname=/all/fgblktpct.htm&Incl=0000000000051&Recnr=29

http://www.samlingsportalen.se/all/CgiText-GetRecord?Table=fg_Foton&ID=109820&Formname=/all/fgblktpct.htm&Incl=0000000000051&Recnr=9

Håkan



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/26/2014 :  01:47:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can think of one British-made loco that was imported for use over here. It was a double-Faerlie 0-4-4-0 named "Mountaineer" ordered by the Denver & Rio Grande in 1872.






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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 12/26/2014 :  01:51:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice railroad, really beautiful scenery! That trestle in the most recent pics is interesting. I don't think I've ever seen one with canted bents in the middle like that.




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Cowboybilly
Crew Chief

Posted - 12/26/2014 :  02:08:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great i like it , merry Chistmes

Frank The Cowboybilly

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 12/26/2014 :  6:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ray. That was one then the "Mountaineer". Thank you also for the nice words. On the bridge I was inspired by this photo:
http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/images/2/2f/CedarRiverTrestle3.jpg

It is not used in the same configuration as on my layout as my trestle is quite small. The idea was to keep the bottom of the legs out of the water.

Thanks Frank, Merry Christmas.

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 12/26/2014 :  7:41:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan,
Just say it's on a good will visit.


It's only make-believe

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 01/18/2015 :  05:37:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,
quote:
Håkan,
Just say it's on a good will visit.


Thanks Bob. It was and it now have left

As this thread shows the progress on the layout I thought I show what has been done to it under the 2015 challenge.

This weekend there has been some progress for me and I have finished the area around the water tank and station. Well it can be detailed some more but for the time being it has to suffice as I need to move to new fronts on the layout.


Pictures are merciless and I saw that on the stonewall at the right there are some air bubbles from the casting I must fix. A note to myself is to take photos of the finished areas to see if there is something wrong or missing. It is sometimes hard to get the head in to see areas but a camera can so why not use it as a working tool when making scenery.



As a contrast to my other trees I tested the Jack Work caspia pine tree method and made some fir trees. I liked method (another in front of the TV pastime) and they make a nice contrast to the other trees. I'm not totally happy with the trunks though. The small amount of caspia I had only was enough for 3 trees but I found a company in US that was willing to send overseas so hopefully next week I have some more. Its sometimes hard to live on the other side of the pond

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 01/18/2015 :  12:40:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH WOW! I like it Håkan. That is a sharp scene. Well done.
You also reminded me me that I neglected to provide a tower at Beaver Hill Jct.


It's only make-believe

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dallas_m
Fireman

Premium Member


Posted - 01/19/2015 :  12:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These scenes are fantastic!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 01/19/2015 :  11:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob and Dallas!

Bob, perhaps you have another kit stacked away? There are still 2 months left of the challenge:)

Håkan



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 01/19/2015 :  11:56:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do in fact.that's a good idea.

It's only make-believe

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