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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:04:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Given intense pressure from the Diesel Shop , here's an image of my other two "major" motive power creations.



The larger locomotive was a challenge by the B&MRRHS Modeler's Group a few years ago-- convert the Bachmann HO Polar Express Berkshire into a B&M "Lima" under a budget... in essence the "Poor Man's T-1b." This was a kitbash with a bunch of scratchbuilding in the process, and I learned, for instance, how to make lagged pipe, which turns out well and is a lot easier than one might think at first. This also has a complete scratchbuilt cab interior, with the head end brakeman reading his green Form 19 and the white Clearance Form A in there, "just because."

The little Forney is a conversion of a brass Japanese locomotive into an HOn30 version of WW&F No. 2, an 18-ton Portland Forney. Again, another kitbash, although everything visible on the beast with the exception of the bell, the whistle and the stack has been monkeyed with in some form or another.

Both were great learning experiences, and a great deal of fun, albeit stretched out over what seemed to be eternities as Life intervened.

Pete
in Michigan


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:12:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Apologies for the image size... my photo program apparently no longer wants me to set sizes for exports other than small, medium and large. This is Medium, and the large is "Operation not allowed."

Pete
in Michigan



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:34:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, that's the B&M engine that you brought to the NCR Convention in Fort Wayne 2015 correct? That was a dandy too.

Jim



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:48:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, that must be your wallet sized photo of your proverbial David & Goliath there.
I like the big one!


Greg Shinnie



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:51:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

Pete, that's the B&M engine that you brought to the NCR Convention in Fort Wayne 2015 correct? That was a dandy too.

Jim



It is indeed.... Thanks!

Pete
in Michigan



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  7:52:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ensign

Pete, that must be your wallet sized photo of your proverbial David & Goliath there.
I like the big one!


Greg Shinnie




Oddly enough, the image on my screen in the photo program is almost gigantic....

Pete
in Michigan



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/20/2018 :  9:40:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A "system upgrade" last year "improved" my computer capabilities by among other things, dumping all of my pre-2013 photos, including my Forney shots. Yes, I could drag out the camera and shoot new ones, but I just remembered that I had stashed some of them "elsewhere," and as it turns out, they are still here.

So here's a better look at Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Forney No. 2, circa 1912:



HOn30. Note the hose bibb on the front of the tank.

Pete
in Michigan



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  09:48:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work there Captain.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  09:59:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And I thank you, Kind Sir!

Pete
in Michigan



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k9wrangler
Engineer



Posted - 10/21/2018 :  10:26:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice.

Karl Scribner
HMFWBIC
Kentucky Southern Railway
and associated lines
Midwest Lower Michigan

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  12:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete,

Nice! Lots of character.

Mike


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

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  3:35:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Guys!

It is an interesting little beastie, and was another fun conversion.

Pete
in Michigan



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jbvb
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  9:01:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice. I wish we'd had time to shoot the T-1b on my layout the time you had it with you.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/21/2018 :  9:18:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks.

We may be able to deal with that issue....

Pete




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/22/2018 :  07:10:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/22/2018 :  09:31:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bill!

Pete
in Michigan



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