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  • #46
    Excellent job, Glen. :up:
    Bruce

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    • #47
      Glen

      Looks like a workhorse indeed. Paint and weathering makes it look quite realistic.

      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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      • #48
        Thanks everyone. I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out. It fits right in with my other 'dirty diesels'

        I went to a swap meet today hoping to pick up another project but came home empty handed on the diesel front. In the meantime I started a mini-project.




        I managed to find the B unit mate to my Canadian Pacific C-liner A unit. Whoever owned it before me never put the hand grabs on the sides and then lost them. I did find a set of A unit grabs but that only gives half of what I need for the 'b'. So either I find another set of grabs or I start bending wire.

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        • #49
          Doing a quick check on the grabs for the C-liner 'b'



          As I mentioned an 'a' unit set gives me enough grabs to do one side of a 'b'




          I could use the kit grabs on one side, and bend wire for the other side but you will notice that the kit grabs have either a curved or angled piece below the bottom mounting pin. Or I could just bend a whole set of grabs for both sides so they would match on the engine but would be a bit different than the 'a' unit that it will be running with.

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          • #50
            Glen,

            Perhaps it's time to practice your wire bending and soldering skills.

            Mike
            _________________________________________________

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

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            • #51
              Actually I spoke too soon. I managed to track down a set of grabs for the engine after all.

              It pays to be in a Model Railroad club with a dozen guys that refuse to throw anything out!

              I'll be adding the grabs in the next couple days.

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              • #52
                So you practiced your networking and solidarity skills.

                Mike
                _________________________________________________

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

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                • #53
                  I finished installing the grabs and weathering the C-liner 'b'.I'd show a pic or two but both the a and b are at a friend's house getting speed matched. When I tried running the two together the b was running twice as fast as the a.

                  On the other hand I just won an Ebay auction for a F-7 Phase1 a&b set. These will replace the Bachmann set. The Bachmann set is okay, but I think I can do better. The Stewart set has a bit better fidelity than the Bachmann engines. The new set also is a single headlight, non dynamic brake which will represent one of the earlier units that CN had.

                  I am looking for a Detail associates Stewart F-unit 'b' detail set for the grabs. I looked through my detail collection and found I have the set for the a but not the b. I also have to find a few other details for these as well.

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                  • #54
                    I got my A & B C-liners back



                    I just did a little light weathering on the trucks and lower bodies on these two.



                    Now that they were matched a bit better, they run very well together. Mostly I think the problem was two different decoders. They both have the same Digitrax dh-121 decoder in them.

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                    • #55
                      Just enough weathering to bring out details and make them appear to have done a little work.

                      Very handsome pair of units.

                      Mike
                      _________________________________________________

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

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                      • #56
                        They look fantastic.
                        Frank

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                        • #57
                          Fine looking engines. :up:

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

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                          • #58
                            Thank you everyone. I realize I dropped this thread for a bit but I hadn't done anything until a few weeks ago when another modeller gave me this:




                            It's a Stewart Baldwin AS-16. The fellow who owns it wanted it painted in Canadian Pacific. CP never owned one of these but it does have a similarity to their DRS 4-4-1000 locos.

                            I ended up painting and lettering it in CP's Script paint scheme:






                            I had to modify the paint scheme slightly to fit the wider gray strip to accommodate the taller Canadian Pacific script but it turned out okay in the end and the owner is happy with it.

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                            • #59
                              Nice work Glen. I always enjoy following your projects.

                              GULF COAST & WESTERN

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                              • #60
                                Thanks John.

                                I decided to start a new Diesel project:



                                I managed to find this little fellow at a swap meet a few years back. Unfortunately it's the unpowered version But I may be able to find a decent power truck for it that I can easily convert to DCC later.



                                Not a lot of parts to it but I think I may add some details during the build.


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