Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Boxcab Critters Fn3 style

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Frank, Don't be bitter, I think you might someone fitter to be a critter sitter on Twitter

    Comment


    • #17
      Nice project Frank. Better on the eyes, working this scale.


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

      Comment


      • #18

        Bill I need to order a Phoenix sound card and an AirWire G3X receiver card. I already have a transmitter emitter for the critter.

        Louis, amazing how age catches up with you.
        Frank

        Comment


        • #19
          I’ve been doing this project by the feel-n-fit method. One of the problems with scratch building is building yourself into a corner. You don’t want to go off blitzkrieg and find out you skipped a very important step and now you have to tear it apart and start over.

          I ran out of .030 x .125 evergreen strip so I'm at a standstill with cab 2.

          If you’re wondering about the blue interior it’s because this Sintra PVC used to be my blue backdrop for the Wrecker’s Reef layout until I installed the photo backdrop.



          The pilot steps are attached along with an Accucraft coupler to the front pilot.



          I’m adding details from the GP-9 to the side frames. I installed a louvered vent to the engineer’s side of the cab.



          The rear pilots have a link and pin coupler because they will always be a loco pair.


          Frank

          Comment


          • #20
            The third photo with you holding one shows how massive these beauties are.
            _________________________________________________

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

            Comment


            • #21
              Nice work Frank!!
              Jerry



              "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

              Comment


              • #22

                Mike they are a bit more massive than the HO pair I made.

                Jerry, thanks.

                Gone are the usual arched roofs and on with the clearstory version. I had a pair of Bachmann coach roofs lying around and decided to funk my cabs a bit more. So on with the Toonerville Trolley look.

                I cut a chunk out of the middle and spliced the ends together with .030” styrene. I also had to add a 1/8” strip to the top edge of the cab to get the roof up enough to clear the window frames. I’m going to change the engineer’s window to a sliding window next.




                Frank

                Comment


                • #23
                  I'm impressed with the Engine Funk. :up:
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

                  Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Frank, I have an old washing machine I’m bringing in to see what you can whip up.

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Thanks Bernd, try'n to keep up the tradition.

                      Dave, maybe I can string a clothes line between the cabs.
                      Frank

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Certainly has a lot of funk. A very stylish sort of funk.
                        _________________________________________________

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

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Like a derby instead of a beret, well rounded, stylish and adds a bit more height.

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Frank if only I could get you to use your considerable talents in the correct scale!

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Just for giggles, what are the real world dimensions of this Critter Frank?
                              Carl

                              Comment


                              • #30

                                Mike, its Victorian Funk.

                                Bill, so you agree with the high society version.

                                Mike, if I were to build it in your scale the pair would fit on top of the radiator box.

                                Ok Carl, its 7-3/4” L x 4-1/4” W x 8” H over the radiator box.
                                Frank

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X