Building the South Lewistown

StickyMonk Mar 4, 2013

  1. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    Some more progress on the C415

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    Next job on it is the steps.


    Also got my smallest loco out for a run. It has been a few years since this turned a wheel!

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  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Is that a cobweb on the PC boxcar? ;)
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Now that you mention it. :) This says to operate the empire more often! :)
     
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Boy I sure cant say anything. Cobwebs all over mine today, whew.
     
  5. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    I'll see your cobwebs and raise you some mud-dauber nests...............
     
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  6. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

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    Don't think of them as pests, think passenger revenue!
     
  7. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    Just a single photo of today's progress.

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    Building stepwells is not my favourite thing.

    I will add the jacking pads to the side sill after I get the replacement side frames.

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  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    That is some great work Matthew, I enjoy seeing you builds!
     
  9. StickyMonk

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    Thanks ☺

    I enjoy making substandard models (or in this case totally inaccurate in almost every single way) into more closer to prototype models. But I am sure than as soon as I get it finished Bowser will announce one.

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    Next project under way.

    I won't give to much away on the builds so you will have to wait to see how they develop.

    Starting off with 4 Mehano C628's, these have been disassembled and have started prepping the chassis by removing all unwanted and incorrect details.

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    One of the chassis was made out of a totally different plastic and was so brittle the walkway shattered when cutting off the air tanks.

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    Lucky I have a spare chassis I will use for C628 number 4.

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  12. montanan

    montanan TrainBoard Member

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    Nice work on the C415. Looking good.
     
  13. StickyMonk

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    Thanks Chet.

    The C415 has stalled until I can get the new Hi Ad sideframes.

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    A small update on my C628 Project

    The basic chassis modifications have been done, work on the pilots next before detailing the frame and chassis.

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    I have just placed the new cab and nose in the rough position to give an idea what I am doing with these...

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  15. DougL

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    The C415 is one strange looking engine. Clean work on it all around.
     
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    Latest view of the South Lewistown

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    Goodbye for now.

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  17. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :( Gulp! :(
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yikes. What happened????? :(
     
  19. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Wow Matt, that might be a pictorial euphemism for a lot of model railroad dreams. Hope this means new stuff coming....
     
  20. RGW

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    BTW, the 415 is a beauty. Love the cab.
     

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