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  • #16
    On to the next progression of cuts for lowering the Climax boiler for a better prototype appearance, and the fuel bunker plastic wood tent top to replace with real logs. The picture below shows the two (2) cuts that are needed to separate the boiler section from the cab, and then cutting in-between the second and third horizontal boards, on both sides to lower the boiler section, then I’ll need to re-glue the newly cut down boiler section back onto the body/cab section. Also, cutting off the top of the fuel bunker plastic wood tent, and discarding it so that real logs can be used in its place.




    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #17

      What a great project Louis. You're doing fantabulous.

      Bob

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      • #18
        quote:


        Originally posted by time2play



        What a great project Louis. You're doing fantabulous.

        Bob


        Thank you Bob. [:-cowboy] :up:


        Louis L&R Western Railroad
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #19
          slice and dice the old coffee grinder!


          Philip

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          • #20
            quote:


            Originally posted by Philip


            slice and dice the old coffee grinder!




            Grab a coffee, and join in for the ride there Philip.


            Louis L&R Western Railroad
            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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            • #21
              This is an interesting and highly creative way to approach this project, Lou! I doubt that I would have thought about mounting one car body inside the other and then performing the necessary surgery to have it all work!

              Bravo! :up:

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • #22
                A great subject to help get more of these little buggers off the shelf and running on layouts!

                (I cannot take credit for pic #4, only #3)

                I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have a few shells I've been wanting to convert and this will get me inspired to model while I wait for a new layout space. (a new house [:-jumprefect])

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                • #23
                  All the moving shells, where’s the pea? Quite a project Lou. It’s coming along well.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  AVATAR Image stolen from Model Train Stuff advertisement in my e-mail

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                  • #24
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by Orionvp17


                    This is an interesting and highly creative way to approach this project, Lou! I doubt that I would have thought about mounting one car body inside the other and then performing the necessary surgery to have it all work!

                    Bravo! :up:

                    Pete

                    in Michigan


                    As always Pete thanks for your comments and following along.


                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #25
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by Geared Steam


                      A great subject to help get more of these little buggers off the shelf and running on layouts!

                      (I cannot take credit for pic #4, only #3)

                      I can't wait to see what you come up with. I have a few shells I've been wanting to convert and this will get me inspired to model while I wait for a new layout space. (a new house [:-jumprefect])


                      Thanks Dean, However, I posted "The next two Climax pictures, 3 & 4, are of Dean Kershner’s – Geared Steam, and a Climax by Jack’s modelling" meaning #3 was yours, and #4 was Jack's Modelling, another person.

                      I want to say to you though, how much I enjoy your modeling and ideas. I love scratch building and kit bashing, but never would of thought to use the two shells in that way. Also, thanks for allowing me to use your Name, Website and modeling how-to without resistance. [:-cowboy]

                      And most important, good luck with your new home! :up:


                      Louis L&R Western Railroad
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by k9wrangler


                        All the moving shells, where’s the pea? Quite a project Lou. It’s coming along well.


                        Thanks Karl, glad you haven't become tired of me posting these builds yet.


                        Louis L&R Western Railroad
                        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                        • #27


                          Like the drawing suggested cuts in the above post, the picture below shows the first set of cuts made to the fuel bunker top, and the boiler section front using a modeler’s knife and a razor saw. The next cuts will be to lower the boiler by removing two (2) wooden boards from each side from the bottom section of the boiler, then this boiler section needs to be re-glued back onto the shell.






                          Louis L&R Western Railroad
                          Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                          • #28
                            The next steps taken will be to re-glue the boiler section back onto the body. A piece cut from .030 styrene to fit inside of the bunker top for a deck to place the real logs onto. And, a window frame section needs to be made from .030 styrene to raise the window after the boiler was cut and lowered, it also changed the window height.




                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • #29
                              Louis,

                              I guess my previous comment was indeed a little mysterious. I meant that you had done a lot of slicing and trimming to allow the MDC shell to fit over the other shell, which because you did such a good job is going to be completely hidden.

                              Your project gets even more interesting with each step.

                              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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                              • #30
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                                Originally posted by Michael Hohn


                                Louis,

                                I guess my previous comment was indeed a little mysterious. I meant that you had done a lot of slicing and trimming to allow the MDC shell to fit over the other shell, which because you did such a good job is going to be completely hidden.

                                Your project gets even more interesting with each step.

                                Mike


                                OK, now I'm on the same page with you.

                                Thanks Mike for your continued support and posting your thoughts. :up:


                                Louis L&R Western Railroad
                                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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