Upgrading my Big Hauler 4-6-0

Graff Sep 19, 2020

  1. Graff

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    I just received my new subframe for my old 4-6-0.
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    As I'm going to install RC and batteries in it, I decided to repaint it as well.
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    I really didn't like the maroon/silver and gold paint job though...
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    The maroon fields on the cab and tender were masked.
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    I washed all the parts thoroughly with dish washing detergent and then primed with red etch primer.
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    Then a shot of Stynylrez black primer.
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    I went for a black, gold and maroon finish.</p>
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    I have the smokebox left to paint in graphite and then the interior walls green.
     
  2. Graff

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    The repaint and conversion to the new chassis is almost complete.

    There was a bit of a problem with fitting the air tanks though...

    I had to move the tanks 1/8" to the rear to make them clear the cylinders.

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    The tender will get some weathering as well.

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    I cut the power pickups in the loco to prepare it for the RC conversion.

    The tender will get the batteries, rx, esc and connections later.
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

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    That is simply beautiful Graff!! (y)(y)(y)
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that's nice!!
     
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  5. JimJ

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    I would be interested in hearing about your rc/battery setup. I run 1/16 rc tanks using lithium ion battery packs and a Radiomaster TX16S tx. I was wondering if my radio would work with my G scale locos using a similar setup. My system is 2.4ghz.
     

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