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  • Upgrading my Big Hauler 4-6-0

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    Michael Graff

    "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

    Swedish custom model builder.

    http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

  • #2
    I just received my new subframe for my old 4-6-0.



    As I'm going to install RC and batteries in it, I decided to repaint it as well.



    I really didn't like the maroon/silver and gold paint job though...



    The maroon fields on the cab and tender were masked.



    I washed all the parts thoroughly with dish washing detergent and then primed with red etch primer.



    Then a shot of Stynylrez black primer.





    I went for a black, gold and maroon finish.





    I have the smokebox left to paint in graphite and then the interior walls green.
    Michael Graff

    "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

    Swedish custom model builder.

    http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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    • #3
      Nice progress Mike! g scale?

      Philip
      Philip

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by Philip


        Nice progress Mike! g scale?

        Philip


        Thanks!

        Yes, G scale Bachmann.

        It's odd that it's roughly to 1:22.5 scale and not 1:20.3 as Bachmann's other big scale.
        The repaint and conversion to the new chassis is almost complete.

        There was a bit of a problem with fitting the air tanks though...

        I had to move the tanks 1/8" to the rear to make them clear the cylinders.



        The tender will get some weathering as well.



        I cut the power pickups in the loco to prepare it for the RC conversion.

        The tender will get the batteries, rx, esc and connections later.
        Michael Graff

        "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

        Swedish custom model builder.

        http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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        • #5
          Looks fantastic to me and I love "G" scale no matter what ratio you use.

          Bob
          http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

          http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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          • #6
            Very nice work, looks really good.

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            • #7
              Thanks!

              Another photo:


              Michael Graff

              "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

              Swedish custom model builder.

              http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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              • #8
                Michael,

                Its pretty easy to make the tender a little closer coupling. I made mine with a piece or brass bar stock and brass tubing. It is attached to the tender at the bolster. This is an earlier version of the Big Hauler that I modified several years ago before I gave up on the garden railway.




                Kevin Miller

                Winlock, WA

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by NVNGRR


                  Michael,

                  Its pretty easy to make the tender a little closer coupling. I made mine with a piece or brass bar stock and brass tubing. It is attached to the tender at the bolster. This is an earlier version of the Big Hauler that I modified several years ago before I gave up on the garden railway.


                  Thanks, that's a very good idea!
                  Michael Graff

                  "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                  Swedish custom model builder.

                  http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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                  • #10
                    I designed a kerosene headlight for it:



                    It's printed and is currently being painted.
                    Michael Graff

                    "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                    Swedish custom model builder.

                    http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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                    • #11
                      Michael,

                      Nice work on the beautiful engine! I also model in G scale, mostly 1:29.
                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        Now it's pretty much done.

                        Ive only have to insert the new battery when it arrives.







                        Tested it without major problems (except for the too weak battery I had).

                        https://youtu.be/eHsiyrJH4fs
                        Michael Graff

                        "Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"

                        Swedish custom model builder.

                        http://sites.google.com/site/graffairbrushart

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                        • #13
                          Nice work :up: :up:
                          http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49171&whichpage=5

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                          • #14
                            Wow, you did a wonderful job, very impressive! I hope to tackle some things like this in the future, so far my tinkering has only been to paint one tender, remove some lettering on a few other cars, and put DCC into a few of my locos.

                            Regards,

                            Ted

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