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  • #61
    I think you need to power it,

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

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    • #62
      I do plan of doing that. If I can't track down the power unit from Grandt Line, I'd like to try an early Bachmann 44 ton power truck. In the meantime it will be a static dummy on a side track or even a flatcar load.

      I did start assembly last night.




      I drilled out the grab iron holes in the four walls and then glued them together.




      The roof ends need to be sanded round, the instructions give you a template as a guide.



      I glued the roof on to the cab and while the glue set up I started on the chassis. The side frames are screwed to the frame. there are two sets of screw holes in the frame, one for HO, one for HOn3.



      This is where the project stand now. I'm going to add the air tanks to the roof, as well as a bell and horn. I'll add the grabs after painting as they will interfere with my paint masking and decal placement. The cab is a friction fit to the chassis, so later changes to a powered unit will be easier. I do notice I have to fill in the cab corners just a bit as I slightly over did the roof rounding.

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      • #63
        After fighting the Flu over the last week I made it back into the workshop to get back at the boxcab project.




        I detailed the cab roof. On the HOn3 version the two air tanks and slung under the frame, beside the sideframes. The HO version has the sideframes moved outward so I installed them on the roof with some appropriate plumbing. I also added a roof mounted bell and 3 chime horn. I decided to make this engine a bit tongue in cheek, hence the slightly oversized accessories.



        I also added and exhaust stack and spark arrestor from a Proto2000 SW1200, cut down a bit of course. The six ladders and stirups were added as well.

        The engine is pretty much ready for the paint shop now.

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        • #64
          Neat looking critter. :up:

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

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          • #65
            Mighty nice job Glen.
            Frank

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            • #66
              Thanks you Bernd and Frank.

              I started painting the little fellow.



              I primered everything with Krylon Paver Grey paint. I usually use the Wal-mart gray primer but that's not available in Canada anymore (can you still get it in the US?) so I'm trying something new.



              When the primer had dried I airbrushed CNR Yellow/ Imitation Gold on the cab sides. In the next couple days I'll mask that and paint the green.

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              • #67
                Glen,

                Looks like you’ve joined Bernd and Frank in the Critter Construction Club. Very nice.

                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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                • #68
                  I finally finished the boxcab this past weekend.




                  I ended up painting it in Canadian National's Yellow and green scheme, numbering it 1/4.



                  The Handrails were easier than I thought they would be. Grandt Line uses one of the parts sprues as a bending jig. I airbrushed and attached them after painting and lettering.



                  After some thought I decided not to try to power this one. I'm thinking of using it as a flatcar load instead, being delivered after a repaint (hence, no weathering) But for now, here it is on the layout:


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                  • #69
                    Glenn,

                    Excellent job on that little critter. Love the two tone color scheme.

                    I am going to keep bugging you to power that little guy. [^] I already have an idea how.

                    Bernd

                    P.S. Just noticed the engine number. Cute!
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • #70
                      Yet another super job by Glen. Always detailed to the nth degree.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #71
                        Glen, Good paint job. Love the road number

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                        • #72
                          Glen,

                          Being the huge copycat that I'am, Bill said it best! Nice completed finish and overall look & that road number is classic! Thanx Thom...

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                          • #73
                            Glen,

                            It might be 1/4 of the size but it’s 4 times the character of the average locomotive. Well done!

                            Mike
                            _________________________________________________

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

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                            • #74
                              Great job, but . . . we want power. Come on just a little.
                              Frank

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                              • #75
                                Thanks everyone. I'm currently working on the flatcar that it will be residing on. I forgot to mention that I used some HOn3 dummy couplers from Grandt line on the model. Also the body is attached to they chassis with a friction fit so if I do find the powered kit, I can swap the body from one to the other.

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