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    • April 23, 2018 9:40 PM EDT
    • Sorry guys I planned to have these done by now.  But you know how it is, the weather accidentally got nice for a few days so I went out and rolled around in the grass.  The wife's parents 50th was last weekend, and she decided to throw a party.  Apparently pizza and beer was not what she had in mind.

       

      Lamps are now black with white under the shades.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow, so I will put the lighting portion together to show how that goes and wrap them up.

       

      Chris

    • April 23, 2018 8:04 PM EDT
    • Gary Reese said:

      Can't say I'm surprised there is little if any interest  in these.  That is why I only made 10 kits.

      I'm not as foolish as Hobbico to listen to people that say they want something just to see if somebody will mortgage

      all they own to do it.

       

      Patience ...besides even if Chris did mess it up as you say ...at least he put it out there with pictures for you on LSC?

       

    • April 23, 2018 7:56 PM EDT
    • Yup, them is good lookin. Right now I am not building buildings that need such lights.

    • April 23, 2018 5:37 PM EDT
    • Them are some good looking lights, I don't care who you are, good job Gary

      Dennis

    • April 23, 2018 11:18 AM EDT
    • Can't say I'm surprised there is little if any interest  in these.  That is why I only made 10 kits.

      I'm not as foolish as Hobbico to listen to people that say they want something just to see if somebody will mortgage

      all they own to do it.

       

    • April 20, 2018 6:56 PM EDT
    • Thanks Guys. I think that was the easy part.

       

      The design and construction of the cab is going to take some time. CN decided to ditch the flat front, so I'm working with angles which always slows construction. I'm going to hold off on the door until I have the nose in place. I think I'm going to permanently attach the top of the cab to the body to make it easier to add the snow shields. The lower part of the cab will be attached to the nose section. At least that's the current plan.

       

      Shane

    • April 18, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
    • lightening!

       

      love it

    • April 18, 2018 5:57 PM EDT
    • Wow, pretty quick.  Paint job looks great.

    • April 18, 2018 5:02 PM EDT
    • Long hood is almost complete. I decided that it would be easiest to paint before adding the snow shields. I think I'll do the cab and nose next.

       

      Shane

       

    • April 17, 2018 10:54 PM EDT
    • I've not a clue what it does but was able to find a good sized image of it, image overall is 4537 x 2927

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/trainplanepro/11041345885/sizes/o/

    • April 17, 2018 10:20 PM EDT
    • I'm also trying to figure out what the gizmo in the red circle in.

       

    • April 17, 2018 10:04 PM EDT
    • Craig,

      I have the tank almost done.  Need to adjust the mounts to match the USA Trains mounts.  All that will be left after that is to make the filler and sight glass.  The first unit I'm building doesn't have the large gauge in the tank.  After that it will be just plumbing for the waste tank.

       

      I have a frame modeled up to laser.  This will be the correct height and will be inset to a more prototypical location.   I need to do some testing to see how it will react with the trucks.  Also working on bolsters, jack pads and air tanks.

       

      Chris

       

    • April 17, 2018 6:30 AM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      There is a 4 axle version of the dash 8 also.  This would be a good one for a bash since it is Amtrak and would probably end up on the ground anyway. 

       

      See, I asked what do I know. I didn't know that there were 4 axle Dash 8s

       

      And yea, it probably would end up in a ditch somewhere.

    • April 16, 2018 10:45 PM EDT
    • How's the 3D design for the fuel tank going? 

    • April 16, 2018 9:27 PM EDT
    • The main components ready to be stripped of paint so the bash can begin.

       

    • April 16, 2018 8:55 PM EDT
    • The 4 axle Dash 8's ride like crap. Trust,me I had 1 as a leader once. Bounced up and down like a roller coaster. Too much traction and not enough weight on the rails. The same problems are happening with BNSF new locos. They order 6 axle units but the middle axle is an idler. I can't comment on those, but from what I hear they run just as bad, and have just as much traction problems as the Dash 8's.

    • April 16, 2018 8:45 PM EDT
    • There is a 4 axle version of the dash 8 also.  This would be a good one for a bash since it is Amtrak and would probably end up on the ground anyway. 

       

    • April 16, 2018 6:22 PM EDT
    • mike dorsch said:

      After seeing Shane's beauitful CN build and now this one I might have to seriously consider starting a locomotive build myself. I have been thinking of converting a MTH dash-8 into a 1/29 scale gen set locomotive. The MTH looks like a good starting point for this conversion . Sorry , i'm not trying to steal this thread , anyway I still have a couple of woodchip cars to finish.

      First issue I see, is the dash 8 has C trucks, and those are B trucks. But then I am not a diesel guy, so what do I know?

    • April 17, 2018 9:05 AM EDT
    • taking in mind, that the original maker of the moulds does sell second or third generation moulds, making your "second" moulds to third or fourth generation, i am astonished how precise the pieces look.

    • April 16, 2018 8:33 PM EDT
    • Here’s a tank top valve assembly.