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  • tct855
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    Originally posted by Philip View Post
    The pictures are real clear and clean. I'm interested in a future shot of requartering and insulation process. Tools, materials, etc.

    Philip


    Phillip~,
    Thank you, brother, for the generous compliments, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Thanx Thom...

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  • tct855
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    Bernd~,
    No worries brother! Bring all the pics you want. Neat models.
    Thanx Thom...

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  • Bernd
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    Hey Thom

    Hope you don't mind me posting these. I was at the Batavia, NY train show today and picked this up with a bunch of other stuff I don't need but had to have,

    I got the "tenderized" version of the Docksider, a Pennys A5 0-4-0. I forgot I already have a Yard Bird by English. The one I picked up today is a Gem model. Needs a little TLC in the motor department.

    Here's pics of the English model.

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  • Philip
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    The pictures are real clear and clean. I'm interested in a future shot of requartering and insulation process. Tools, materials, etc.

    Philip

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  • tct855
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    Thank you John for the compliment. I'm glad you liked it. I wish I was better at taking pictures and such, but really when I'm modeling I get in the zone (or at least trying to get something done so I can say I made progress) I forget to stop and take pictures. Mostly this is because I'm not really thinking about what I'm working on really wants to be recorded for an audience.

    But I enjoy watching what others are doing and I learn things so I try to pay it forward a bit when I can. I had a nice chap from Canada ask me a couple of months ago if I'd rebuild his Brass CP rail 0-6-0 for him and weathering up. But it wasn't to be, because he must of thought I lived in china and worked for $2.00 a month? Sorry to say, I'm not the cheapest nor am I the top expensive. I am a hard fair worker, but not giving my non-refundable time away for free either. Maybe next year John, maybe next year?
    Thanx Thom...

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  • john_holt
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    Thom....Very nice save.
    Enjoyed the photo presentation.
    I'm not crazy about a Docksider but I am a sucker for an 0-6-0.
    However, it is not the loco so much as your fine work.
    Nice neat work on the decoder install. Who thought you could find room for a KA And speaker.

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  • Bernd
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    I've got a couple of the plastic ones. AHM I think. Also the ones with the tender. Thanks for the info.

    Bernd

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  • tct855
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    Phillip & Bernd,
    Thank you boyz for the compliments.

    Bernd~ on the docksides (as I understand it), these models were either made or imported by a ton of manufacturers since the original 1941 release by Varney)? The loco badge located on the boiler front side contains (mostly) the maker or importer's initial in the oval. "V" = Varney, P= Pacific Fast Mail, G= Gem models, and so on? Yes, some don't have any letter in the oval and who knows if the manufacturer has their name located somewhere else on the model.

    Since the first models' many tens of thousands (possibly into the 6 figures) of these were made through the years in cast, brass, plastic? Who built this one I forget (usually out of curiosity) I like to see the letter in the oval, but doesn't really matter to me. I currently own 5 remaining docksides waiting to be built someday? 3 cast, 1 brass, 1 plastic.

    One note: when looking for a dockside one should look for the models with the valve gear assemblies on the model. (Central Valley also made separate valve gear kits) which one might be able to procure at shows, feebay, etc. ? Hope this helps. That's my story and I'm sticking to it until set straight.

    Thanx Thom...

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  • Bernd
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    Thom,

    Nice job. Any indication of the maker? I see it says Made in Japan.

    Bernd

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  • Philip
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    Nice loco now! Wow!

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  • tct855
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    Thank you, Karl & Thayer, for the generous compliments.
    Thanx Thom...

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  • thayer
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    A fantastic save, from an untimely grave. Well done!

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  • k9wrangler
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    Nice little guy! Looks like a fun unit to play with. Must have been a challenge running in DC, before anyone knew better, I guess...

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  • tct855
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    Thanks for all the great compliments everyone! I hope this pictorial gives some a few ideas to complete their cast Dockside. This was fun to give a new life to for many years to come.

    Thanx Thom...

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  • deemery
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    Great tutorial!

    dave

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