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  • #16
    Thanks much Mike. Glad to have you along.


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #17
      Louis,

      If you take a closer look at the front end you'll notice that where the radiator would be on normal switch engine it looks like the side of the hood meets at rather square corner, not rounded like normal switchers do. Also the hood looks like it might be under 5 feet tall judging by the hand rail height.

      When your done with the Bachmann shell turn the remaining portion into a unique passenger car, maybe as a crew car for your fire train.

      Bernd
      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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      • #18
        Bernd, that is why I first thought NP used some sore of a Slug, like the picture below, for the body.

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        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #19
          Interesting, another cool project.

          Jim
          Take the red pill

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          • desertdrover
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            Ya, you don't see these to much on layouts. So do you think NP could of used this for there Loco build?

        • #20
          Louis,
          I just wandered into the diesel shop, cool project. I'll be checking in.

          Scott

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          • #21
            Lou,

            I'll be on the band wagon with this one also.

            Tom

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            • #22
              Louis I'm sure you'll come up with a great looking critter as you have in all your other builds.
              Good luck and have fun.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • #23
                Strike up the band!!!! Louis is at it again!! Looking forward to the new build.
                Jerry



                "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                • #24
                  Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
                  Louis,
                  I just wandered into the diesel shop, cool project. I'll be checking in.

                  Scott
                  Thanks Scott.


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #25
                    Originally posted by ACL1504 View Post
                    Lou,

                    I'll be on the band wagon with this one also.

                    Tom
                    Thank you Tom for joining in on the build.


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by Larryc View Post
                      Louis I'm sure you'll come up with a great looking critter as you have in all your other builds.
                      Good luck and have fun.
                      Larry thanks for your comments and always following along.


                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #27
                        As always, I thank you Jerry for your support.


                        Louis L&R Western Railroad
                        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                        • #28
                          Originally posted by desertdrover View Post

                          Thank you Tom for joining in on the build.
                          And for Lou’s next project…A Band Wagon…

                          Louis, if you’re using the Proto chassis for this project be sure to check the axle gears, not sure the “S” engines had the issue but most light blue box P2K stuff did. Axle fix and peanut butter removal is the default for all my Proto projects. Did a batch of 7 Alco FA/B 1s and found 27 out of 28 axles with “Crack Gears” as Brakie used to call them rip..

                          Fun time! Keep us entertained!
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                          Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                          Cedar Swamp
                          SW of Manistique, MI

                          Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                          • desertdrover
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                            Your funny Karl. LOL

                          • k9wrangler
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                            Yes…I have been known for my looks…

                        • #29
                          Karl I've already built the band wagon.

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                          Louis L&R Western Railroad
                          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                          • #30
                            As you know, I like to have a drawing made up for my projects, so I can see what the project should look like when built, and to help with any visual ideas.
                            The second picture below is just a simple drawing. The last picture, I used Adobe Photoshop Elements, and took the nose part of the doodlebug shell picture, and transformed it onto the S1 Locomotive, to give a better visual of the over-all kitbashed effect.
                            I’m not crazy about the S1 as the body. It’s seeming like it is too high, and doesn’t look right to me. I’m thinking Northern Pacific used maybe a Slug for the motor unit like the one pictured below. The saying goes, “It is what it is”.


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                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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