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  • Interesting looking critter your building there!! Nice work so far Larry.
    Jerry



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

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    • Let the crittersizing begin! nice start Boss!
      Philip

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      • Very nice.
        Keep up the good work.

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        • Larry,

          Your critter is going to have a very home-made look, especially when you get the cab built. Nice work.

          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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          • Interesting critter ya got started,
            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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            • Roland thanks. I was very pleased with the way it now runs and saved me from
              having to try and find a new DC engine which is almost impossible to find.

              Louis thank you and I'm very pleased with the way the layout is coming along
              besides being a ton of fun to build.

              Jerry thanks, much appreciated. Interesting is good.

              Philip thanks and hopefully the finish will look as good ass the start.

              Rick thank you I'll do my best.

              Michael thanks. I've always liked the "homemade" looking engines; something unique.

              Karl thank you.
              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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              • Larry,
                Good progress on the critter. I'm glad you got it running. Can't wait to see the rest!

                Scott

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                • Scott thank you and thanks for your interest. With the Holidays fast approaching
                  work has slowed down on my different RR projects some, but hopefully I can get
                  back at it soon.
                  Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                  • I've been able to get back to the bench lately so here's what's been happening and to prove I haven't
                    been just goofing off:

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                    The hood has been weathered to match the frame of the engine. Added hinges to the engine access doors which were cut
                    from a paper lunch bag and glued in place on both sides, the handles are cut from 24 gauge wire.

                    The Cab is constructed from scale 6x6's to give it a beefy look and the sides are sheeted with scale 1x4's. All of the wood was
                    stained and weathered prior to assembly. The roof is a temporary piece of card and will be recut and finished with tar paper.

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                    This is the front with the bumper, for the lack of a better word, which was constructed from two scale 2x12's stained and weathered.
                    The scale 6x6 on the hood, which is for a trim piece, has been glued to the hood. This way the hood is removable to service the motor
                    when needed.

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                    This is the back which has been left open to access the inside of the Cab. Added a dashboard made from a thin card and
                    weathered with chalk. Also added two readout dials for the Engineer who will be standing to operate the Engine. Added
                    a grab-iron on the right side along with two steps to help getting into the Cab; these were cut and bent from fine brass rod
                    which were glued into place.

                    Still a few more details left to add like a exhaust stack, a pair of diesel horns, and a set of floor levers inside the Cab for throttle
                    and brakes. Oh yes I'll need to paint my driver a little and put him in place as well.

                    That's what's done so far with still a ways to go until it's finished. Thanks for looking and until next time.

                    Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                    • Love it Larry. Critters are fun to build.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • That's pretty cool, Larry. Looks like a fun project.
                        _________________________________________________

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

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                        • Larry, very good weathering on the hood.
                          And the cab looks great too.

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                          • Fantastic looking little critter Larry.


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

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                            • Thank you guys for all your positive comments and feedback; much appreciated.
                              Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                              • Looks good Larry. She's about to red line!


                                Philip

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