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  • #16
    Dave,

    I like what you are doing here, I think the 2-4-2 is a great idea. have you done a side by side comparison of cab height with the forney or porter, it seems high to me, but then I like the lower view.

    Les, aka baron of Junk

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    • #17
      Les,

      No comparisons as yet, but it's definitely bigger than the Porter!

      I have to sort out my Dublin photos tonight, but I'll look out one of the Forneys and do a side by side shot.

      You're right - it does ride high. I had to rotate that rear pilot beam to match the HO coupler height.

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      • #18
        David,

        Well when I built my 2662Ts using the Forney cab, I used the forney as the base configuration of height for pilots, couplers, cab and the like. I really like what you have done so far..hey just build a new pilot and not worry about. how are you going to spring the new rear truck?

        Les

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        • #19
          Les,

          Your 2662Ts sound like you had a plan - my Topsy just grows out of my head! it just started out with a bargain buy and the thought 'I could do summat with that'

          Spring? You'll be wanting Hydro-Elastic suspension next!

          I need to look at that again.

          Could mean more battles with the Black & Decker on the Chassis under the "Fire grate" to get some more clearance.

          Then again, it might mean a new truck altogether.

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          • #20
            David,

            Wonderful attack at your build ....

            what happens, happens ....

            Keep the pics and info comming .....
            Tom M.

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            • #21
              OK Guys,

              Killing two birds with one stone here.

              latest pic of where I'm at and size wize against the BVM sidewinder.

              Still some more small details to add like the coupler lift bars and rivet detail plus fillers on the tanks.

              Cab interior now has the full Sidewinder backhead detail; the coal bunker has been extended in to the Forney cab as far as the doors;Engineer and firemen courtesy of the Galloping Goose.



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              • #22
                David,

                Very nice build. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
                Tom M.

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                • #23
                  David,

                  Wonderful bash, thanks for sharing.

                  Larry

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                  • #24
                    Nice work David!!! "A wot"????? Geezer

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                    • #25
                      Thanks for the comments, guys.

                      Dallas pointed out the overhang at the rear - but as this is no worse than the Forneys, I'll live with it.

                      Locomotive built by the Bitzo company from bits o'this and bits o'that!

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