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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/14/2017 :  12:52:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys! I'm happy you like it.
And I'm happy it is this type of compound. The one with the cylinders above each other would had been tuff.
Started running the loco today and as usual does the loco run differently than before I began painting
Need to do some trouble shooting. Perhaps something with the decoder.

Håkan



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David Clark
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Posted - 09/14/2017 :  6:00:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, I am late to the show but I spent a couple of hours going through your thread. Your layout is coming together beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
dave



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/15/2017 :  03:51:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave, I'm happy you like my layout!
Progress is slow at the moment but some work has been done on the trestle area.

Håkan



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CavalryTrooper25
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  3:22:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks very similar to a PRR F1, at least boiler wise. The PRR F1 was a 2-6-0 mogul, rather than a 2-8-0 consolidation.






Edited by - CavalryTrooper25 on 09/20/2017 3:24:33 PM

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CavalryTrooper25
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Posted - 09/21/2017 :  12:00:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have tried several times, but just can't get the picture posted, so, I gave up.

Sorry

Horse




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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/21/2017 :  12:20:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Horse
Perhaps the PRR F-1 you have seen was also by Brooks.
Email me the photo so can I try to post it.

Håkan



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  03:41:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, sorry Horse for taking so long time posting the drawing. Here it is.


You can compare it here to my finished model.











I got the engine running great after some tweaking with the decoder.

Here is a photo of it in BW in somewhat the same perspective as the real one.




I hope you like it and that it captures the look and spirit of the real one. I see things on the photos that I'll improve though as they are merciless. Strangely the pilot looks different on the photo. I have not noticed that before. I modeled the pilot after a drawing in Model Railroader.

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 09/29/2017 03:47:35 AM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  04:44:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,
after some contemplating and comparing the drawing in MR with the photo I have concluded to make a new pilot.
It is quite easy to change it on the model. The drawing in the article has 14 staves but the one on the photo has 16 which makes it look denser. Also the satves on the photo looks thicker.

Håkan



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  07:59:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Håkan,

Beautiful model. You do great paint jobs in addition to all your other good work.

I think I see a rivet or two slightly out of position; maybe you should scrape them off and make new ones.

Mike


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  08:10:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, That looks terrific and it runs great too! The staves on the prototype pilot look tapered, wider at track level and narrower at their tops, and maybe not quite as thick as on the model?
If my railroad had a steamer needing a pilot like that, I'd be happy to get that old one out of your way :)



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railman28
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  08:37:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent!!!! What a Beauty. Another Super job.

It's only make-believe

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George D
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  08:40:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! What a beautiful locomotive!

George



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  09:33:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, actually there are many many rivets that don't sit where the should. But sometimes one need to be happy with it as it is. Changing them would take a lot of extra work. Especially on a brass model.

Thanks Bill,
off course that explains why they look so thick. Easy to change in the 3D model. I should paying closer attention before I rush the file away to Shapeways

Thanks Bob and George!

Håkan



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David Clark
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  2:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, interesting colour scheme. I don't have a lot of experience with steamers but I have always seen the front with the grey/solver colour and not the reverse. Very nice job!
Cheers,
Dave



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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/29/2017 :  6:28:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, I'm no good trying to replicate the silver gray on smokeboxes so I stick to black.
The grey silver is to replicate Russian iron.

I revised my model and this is how it now looks.

I guess the drawing in MR is not correct. Mine now has 16 staves as on the photo.

Håkan



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