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  • Great Northern 4-6-2 H4 In Z Scale

    Even though I have three other unfinished builds in this section, I am starting another locomotive build.
    I started this on May, 28, and this Baldwin is the reason I've stopped the PVLW.
    I am building this because of the voices in my head (Dave), and I have been going thru my dad's collection, and because Rob's (TrainBoard) effort on his Mikados.
    I have no need for this 4-6-2 in my collection, so I won't be keeping it.

    After having looked at This Marklin 4-6-2 #8893, and looking thru MR's Steam Locomotive Cyclopedia, I decided that this Marklin shell can easily be modified to look like a GN H4.

    We'll start with the loco, I have already removed some items, and will be sawing and filing off some more.

    Next is my plan of attack, noted and sketched.

    Below that is the prototype in layout.

    Note, I started this thread on another site, so I'll post to get this up to date.

    Scott

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    What I started with.
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    I filed down the top of the stack to the correct height and reduced the diameter of the lip around the top.
    I removed more cast in details, as well as the cab. The discarded parts pile to the right.
    After some thought I will be cutting off the wide boiler area (shiny portion) and replacing it with a block of aluminum.
    I've lined up the cast detail parts I'll be using for the 4H transformation.
    Next steps are to cut off wide boiler, remove one dome, file down the other dome, and drill out smoke box.

    Scott
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    • #3
      Here I worked on the Belpaire boiler section.
      I cut a small block of aluminum on the bandsaw and I am shaping and smoothing with files.

      Scott
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ID:	998236 I shaped the Belpaire boiler, and notched out the bottom of the boiler to fit over the existing running board
        and to accommodate scrap filler sections of running board.
        If you noticed in this and the last post, I've included the front of the cab in the Belpaire boiler section.
        I plan on filling a step into the cab front that the cab shell can fit over.
        I hope this will be a stronger joint in the end.
        I also sanded-off the details on the cab and opened up the windows.

        Scott

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        • #5
          Filed a step into the Belpaire boiler to fit into the cab.
          I enlarged the rest of the windows.
          Fit the scrap running boards in as fillers.
          Cut and curved a thin sheet of aluminum for the roof.
          I also was trying to figure out how to create the base for the domes.
          Then it hit me, use a flathead screw turned upside down. I turned down the head, on the drill press,
          to the correct diameter, and the filed a round cut thru with a rat tail file. I'll cut the threads off tomorrow.
          Still need to get the dome(s)? off.

          Scott
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          • #6
            Cut off the threads on the dome base.
            Cut off the sand dome and filed down the area.
            I was thinking of leaving the throttle dome, but it is too close to the new dome location, that I think I'll cut that off too.
            I started to drill out the smokebox front. I'll finish tomorrow and fit the new smokebox front.

            Scott
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            • #7
              Cut off the threads on the dome base.
              Cut off the sand dome and filed down the area.
              I was thinking of leaving the throttle dome, but it is too close to the new dome location, that I think I'll cut that off too.
              I started to drill out the smokebox front. I'll finish tomorrow and fit the new smokebox front.

              Scott
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              • #8
                Awesome Scott!
                Take the red pill

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                  Jim,
                  Thanks!
                  Scott

              • #9
                Wow!

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                  Rick,
                  I really appreciate the wow.

                  Scott

              • #10
                Another fearless 'slicer & dicer'. Beautiful work, Scott.
                Bruce

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                  Bruce,
                  Thanks, I just hope I do Louis proud.

                  Scott

              • #11
                Can't believe this! What great job so far.
                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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                  Jerry,
                  Thanks for your support. Maybe I can bring one by some time, when I'm in TR.

                  Scott

              • #12
                Looks like a winner.
                _________________________________________________

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

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                  Mike,
                  Thanks for the nice comment.

                  Scott

              • #13
                That's impressive!

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                  Bill,
                  Thank you very much!

                  Scott

              • #14
                Scott,

                At the start of this thread I figured you'd do good with a mill, but after reading the rest of the thread I see your a master with the file. Great work using just hand tools and a drill press. Very impresive.

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

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                  Bernd,
                  Coming from you that means a lot!
                  Thanks,
                  Scott

              • #15
                Scott, excellent, just excellent work.

                Bob
                It's only make-believe

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                  Bob,
                  Thanks for checking in and your kind compliment.

                  Scott
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