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  • Definitely worth waiting for your update, Hakan!Looks good!

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    • 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 :erm:

      Need to do some trouble shooting. Perhaps something with the decoder.

      Hakan

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      • Hakan, 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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        • 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.

          Hakan

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          • 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.


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

              Sorry

              Horse

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              • 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.

                Hakan

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                • 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.

                  Hakan

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                  • 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.

                    Hakan

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                    • Hakan,

                      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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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Hakan, 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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                        • Excellent!!!! What a Beauty. Another Super job.
                          It's only make-believe

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                          • Wow! What a beautiful locomotive! :up:

                            George
                            Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                            • 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 :erm:

                              Thanks Bob and George!

                              Hakan

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                              • Hakan, 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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