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  • #16
    All:

    Just took away any chance of a Kidder 2-6-0 by clicking the "Buy It Now" button on a new listing for a "green box" MDC 2-8-0.

    I learned from dave1905 that the green box engines have NS wheels and all-wheel pickup. Pretty much what I have with my Athearn/Genesis DCC/Sound 2-8-0 except no sound.

    Here 'tis...



    I hope to eventually muster up the courage to pull the boiler, cut off the domes (fluted domes will go on it), shorten the firebox and back date it so it looks like the Baldwin Frisco 2-8-0 like the one I posted a pic of in my "Promised Update" thread.

    All fer now.

    Andre

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    • #17
      Good find. Wish you much success when you tackle the changes.

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      • #18
        I have done the trim the boiler and cut off the domes thing, so its possible. Just leave yourself filing room, cutting the zamac core will generate heat, make sure to let it cool so you don't met more plastic than you want.
        Dave Husman



        Iron Men and wooden cars

        Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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        • #19
          Hi Bill!

          Tentative explorations with the one late model MDC boiler model that I have has shown those later MDC boilers are hollow. Seems to me that will makes modifications (and running wires to the headlight) easier. However, I may learn new ways to ruin a good boiler! However, I do have a lot of the older plastic w/cast-in weight that I am going to have to modify.

          Cutting/hacking/gouging on MDC boilers: Prayers needed.



          Andre

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          • #20
            dave1905:

            Thanks for sharing your experiences. I wouldn't have thought about the heat thing until it was too late. Now I know to watch out for it.

            Andre

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            • #21
              Covering the parts not to be removed with masking tape to prevent scratches when doing the heavy cutting also seemed like a good idea.
              Dave Husman



              Iron Men and wooden cars

              Visit my website : www.wnbranch.com

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              • #22

                Yup! I learned that little trick long ago when I first started modifying diesel models. Sucked to inadvertently remove rivets/etc that were supposed to be retained!

                Andre

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                • #23
                  I originally thought this was a Ken Kidder 2-6-0, but it appears to have tender drive? Anyone know who made this model?

                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-Brass-2-...0AAOSwf5RgbT-h

                  Andre

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                  • #24
                    Could that be an early attempt at the V&T 2-6-0?

                    dave
                    Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                    • #25
                      Guys, That is A NWSL Spartan series. They sold it as raw material for the modeler to finish with their choice of details.

                      A good idea I thought, almost bought one a couple of times but the driver size keeps stopping me.

                      Bob
                      It's only make-believe

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                      • #26
                        Dave:

                        To me, the side view looks like the Porter that Ken Kidder modeled. I'm not familiar with the V&T's power, so I don't know if it looks like one of their engines, or not.

                        Bob:

                        What was wrong with the driver size? Too small in dia? They look to be about 51" or less?


                        Andre

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by OK Hogger


                          Dave:

                          To me, the side view looks like the Porter that Ken Kidder modeled. I'm not familiar with the V&T's power, so I don't know if it looks like one of their engines, or not.

                          Bob:

                          What was wrong with the driver size? Too small in dia? They look to be about 51" or less?


                          Andre


                          The drivers are about 35". The engine is 2/3 of the Porters. The Narrow gauge version looked better.

                          Bob
                          It's only make-believe

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                          • #28

                            Wow... 35" would be small diameter drivers for a standard gauge engine!


                            Andre

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                            • #29
                              I have an FED 4-4-0 stashed away somewhere, the 2-6-0 looks a lot better with those tiny drivers.

                              dave
                              Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                              • #30
                                It’s not the V&T mogul. I have a pilot model and the builder couldn’t produce them.

                                MAC
                                MAC

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