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  • #16
    I agree the pipes are a little long. Overall it's looking good Cody!

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    • #17
      Shaping up!
      Philip

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      • #18
        I agree on the long pipes. Perhaps a 90 degree bend toward the long part of the hood, then a muffler, then another 90 degree bend up. That's going to be a nice looking little engine when done.

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

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        • #19
          Thanks guys,

          I haven't touched the Frankendiesel in a while, but managed to add the rails and grabs to the hoods and a pair of pilots.

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          I'm still thinking about what to do with the exhaust stacks. I gave it a test run this morning and it's not running great, so a little maintenance is in order. It was a good runner before I cut it up...

          More soon!

          -Cody

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          • #20
            Well here's where we're at at the moment:
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            You can see the pilots and fuel tanks are installed, but not yet detailed. The fuel tanks are from a Life-Like n-scale SW diesel but fit in okay I think. I'd like to add some rivet detail to the pilots but I haven't been able to find any rivet decals anywhere in town.

            I still have to figure out what to do with the cab ends. I think there should be some kind of skinny window but haven't worked out how to proceed. Any ideas?

            Thanks for looking!

            -Cody

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bernd View Post
              I agree on the long pipes. Perhaps a 90 degree bend toward the long part of the hood, then a muffler, then another 90 degree bend up. That's going to be a nice looking little engine when done.

              Bernd
              That's a good idea and I may go that route. I was also thinking about both pipes going into one muffler on the roof and one exhaust coming out. I'll have to look into how mufflers work because I have no idea if that's a thing...

              -Cody

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              • #22
                They look good Cody. I like the idea of two into one muffler on the cab roof. Then add two really short pipes on the muffler.

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

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                  • #24
                    Thanks guys!

                    Still haven't found any rivet decals, but I did find some Tichy .020" rivets, so a little marking and drilling is next.

                    More soon!

                    -Cody

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                    • #25
                      With no intent to offend...
                      Not sure if I'm liking the angle on the hoods. It's like it should be even more exaggerated from flat to become a monster. The slight angle seems too close to stock flat


                      Exhaust : could do two in one end of a canister, with one large pipe out. It would be easier if the exhaust were both on one side of the unit instead of mirrored images.. Then they could go into one muffler at the bottom, then up one side of the cab like a truck. You might even be able to find parts off a 1/64 would would look proportioned for a locomotive.

                      Fifth Dave to the right.
                      Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 2 weeks ago.
                      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                      • #26
                        Thanks for the comments David, the two exhaust stacks are actually on one side, the left side (I consider the hood farthest from the doors to be the "front"). Although it really wouldn't be a problem to pull the stacks and fill the holes. I could run the piping however I want. I'll keep an eye out for suitable bits.

                        I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the hood angle, are you talking about from the cab to the headlight? I'm not sure I'd attempt to change that as the hoods have some nice cast in detail to the top, and I don't really mind the angle. It kind of reminds me of Whitcomb centrecabs.

                        Thanks for taking the time to comment, it sometimes feels like you're just posting into a void.

                        -Cody

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                        • #27
                          Ah yes, the void. I feel the same way at times.

                          Taking a cue from the " Frankendiesel" name , I was thinking of all the Transformer type characters. They seem to hulk over their victims, and that steep angle always seems to be a part of the looming aspect they are animated with. So the mild hood angle, to me, seems counter to the nickname.

                          Same Dave as before. (Unless one of the others kicked the bucket today, then I get to move up the list to "Fourth Dave on the right" instead of five)
                          Last edited by David_J_Buchholz; 2 weeks ago.
                          Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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