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  • #2
    Very impressive carpentry on the bench-work. You found some really high-quality wood to build with, judging from what I can see. Nicely done!

    Don

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    • #3
      You've done a great job with the engines. I really like the turntable too. Looks great. - Nevin

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      • #4
        How well do those Arbour locos run? I looked at one of their 4-4-0 kits for years in the '80s at a local hobby shop, and unfortunately never did buy it.

        dave
        Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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        • #5
          So fine Hakan! Thanks a lot for sharing these. Your Engine Fleet is very impressive. I'm amazed you got the Arbour kits together. That something I wasn't able to do.How do they run for you? did you modify them any?

          The L-girder benchwork looks great too. Nice and strong as it needs to be.

          I look forward to seeing this layout again once you have more done on it.

          Thanks again,
          It\'s only make-believe

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          • #6
            Very nice work! Great benchwork, scenery and beautiful locomotives and rolling stock. I'm subscribing to this thread and will follow it with great interest.

            Cheers!
            Gord Schneider

            President and Chief Engineer,

            Kootenay Lakes Steam & Navigation Company

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            • #7
              Great job. Every bit of it is first rate.

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              • #8
                Thank you all for the very kind words. When progress has been made I'll post some new photos. I'm a bit of a loner in modeling circles as I live a long way from other modelers so it is great that one can share ideas and modeling through this site.

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                How well do those Arbour locos run? I looked at one of their 4-4-0 kits for years in the '80s at a local hobby shop, and unfortunately never did buy it.



                Hello Dave, the 4-4-0 runs very well although it is a bit noisy due to its open gear. It has the open gear with shaft and bearings and a can motor (Sagami I think) that came with the kit. The motor is in the tender. The 2-6-0 also runs well but on this I had to have a new frame made as the one that came with the kit was badly warped. I had the frame done by another modeler here in Sweden who milled me one from brass. It had the same gear configuration as the 4-4-0 but I used a NWSL gearbox instead and kept the motor in the tender.

                Thank you all,

                best regards

                Hakan

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                • #9
                  Hakan, if you think you're boring us with your pictures, please bore us some more.

                  Your benchwork looks very well made and your scenery and structures are equally well done.

                  I hope to see more pictures as you make more progress.

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                  • #10
                    Hakan, I'd love to see a photo of the milled frame and motor in your 2-6-0, if that's easy to do.

                    dave
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                    • #11
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                      Hakan, I'd love to see a photo of the milled frame and motor in your 2-6-0, if that's easy to do.



                      Here are some pictures of the frame. The motor is in the tender and is only attached to the tender floor with a elastic compound.
                      best regards

                      Hakan






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                      • #12
                        Thanks!! That helps me understand how the gear tower fits into the loco.

                        dave
                        Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                        • #13
                          What a wonderful discovery, Hakan! This layout is really beautiful and your rolling stock is nice. As I was browsing picture after picture, I was getting more and more excited. Sweden really has a lot of great America modellers.

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                          • #14
                            Great turntable! Is that scratchbuilt by any chance? She's a beaut!
                            Gord Schneider

                            President and Chief Engineer,

                            Kootenay Lakes Steam & Navigation Company

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                            • #15
                              Hakan,

                              I especially admire your benchwork- it is well done! I love your track plan. Please continue to post more pictures.

                              Arthur
                              Arthur

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